Federal Agencies Support State and Local Governments Following Floods and Tornados
WASHINGTON– The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) continues to support the states impacted by tornados and floods.
In each case, state and local resources are addressing the most immediate needs as federal resources support their efforts. FEMA is coordinating activities in Indiana, Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota, Iowa, and Kansas.
FEMA Administrator David Paulison noted these activities are an example of the New FEMA’s commitment to “Engaged Partnerships” between federal, state and local governments, volunteer organizations and the private sector. “I have reached out to governors and local leaders to make sure we are responding to them quickly and efficiently. I am personally visiting some of the affected areas to make sure they are getting the support they need,” said Paulison. Paulison was in Iowa this morning with Governor Culver, Office of Management and Budget Director Jim Nussle, Acting Small Business Administrator Jovita Carranza and members of the Iowa Congressional delegation. Paulison also will travel to Indiana and Wisconsin.