For Immediate Release
DHS Press Office
WASHINGTON—Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano today reached out to the governors of Kentucky, New Hampshire, New York and Pennsylvania; the mayors of Philadelphia; Cleveland; and Charleston, W.V.; and members of the Connecticut, Delaware and New York congressional delegations to make sure their teams have the support they need as they continue to respond to and recover from Hurricane Sandy.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and communities in the Mid-Atlantic states who have been affected by this storm,” said Secretary Napolitano. “At the direction of President Obama, DHS and FEMA continue to lean forward to support the needs of these communities and help them recover and rebuild, in the immediate days ahead and over the long term.”
Earlier today, Secretary Napolitano held a call with law enforcement officials from the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Major Cities Chiefs Association, National Sheriffs Association and Major County Sheriffs Association to discuss collaborative efforts to facilitate power restoration in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
More information about what to do before, during and after a disaster can also be found visiting www.ready.gov and www.listo.gov. The FEMA mobile site (http://m.fema.gov), smartphone app (www.fema.gov/smartphone-app), and text messages (www.fema.gov/text-messages) also provide regular updates. Sharing information using social media tools is also a good way for residents to stay informed. Follow FEMA online at www.fema.gov/blog, www.twitter.com/fema, www.facebook.com/fema, and www.youtube.com/fema.
For more information, visit www.ready.gov.