National Hurricane Preparedness Week, 2009, 25613-25614 [E9-12648]

Download as PDF 25613 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 74, No. 102 Friday, May 29, 2009 Title 3— Proclamation 8386 of May 26, 2009 The President National Hurricane Preparedness Week, 2009 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Each year, hurricanes threaten the safety of American families in coastal and inland communities. These powerful storms can cause heavy rainfall, high winds, tornadoes, and storm surges, which can in turn bring severe flooding, power outages, damage to homes and businesses, and loss of life. Awareness and preparation are critical to surviving and recovering from hurricanes. During National Hurricane Preparedness Week, I call on all Americans—including private citizens and those working in government, business, and the nonprofit sector—to plan ahead and help secure the safety and property of those who face advancing storms. Americans can take basic steps before a hurricane arrives. The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the National Hurricane Center recommend developing a family disaster plan, creating and maintaining a disaster supply kit, securing one’s home, and designating a safe place to go during a storm. Throughout a storm, individuals should always remain aware of weather conditions. More information on precautionary measures is available at www.nhc.noaa.gov/HAW2/english/intro.shtml. Organizations at the local, State, and national level play important roles to protect Americans from the effects of hurricanes. Rescue and relief organizations, the private sector, and the news media work to meet demands that emerge before, during, and after a hurricane. Among other services, they distribute safety information and help coordinate relief activities. My Administration is committed to strengthening these efforts and is working every day to prepare for hurricanes and their potential impacts on everyone in the United States. The threat hurricanes pose to lives and property cannot be eliminated, but preparedness can reduce the dangers these storms pose for our families and communities. tjames on PRODPC75 with MISCELLANEOUS NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States do hereby proclaim May 24 through May 30, 2009, as National Hurricane Preparedness Week. I call upon government agencies, private organizations, media, community groups, schools, and residents of hurricane-prone areas to share information about hurricane preparedness and response to help protect communities and save lives. VerDate Nov<24>2008 07:30 May 28, 2009 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\29MYD0.SGM 29MYD0 25614 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 102 / Friday, May 29, 2009 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-sixth day of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand nine, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-third. [FR Doc. E9–12648 Filed 5–28–09; 8:45 am] VerDate Nov<24>2008 07:30 May 28, 2009 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\29MYD0.SGM 29MYD0 OB#1.EPS</GPH> tjames on PRODPC75 with MISCELLANEOUS Billing code 3195–W9–P

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 102 (Friday, May 29, 2009)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 25613-25614]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-12648]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 102 / Friday, May 29, 2009 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 8386 of May 26, 2009

                
National Hurricane Preparedness Week, 2009

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Each year, hurricanes threaten the safety of American 
                families in coastal and inland communities. These 
                powerful storms can cause heavy rainfall, high winds, 
                tornadoes, and storm surges, which can in turn bring 
                severe flooding, power outages, damage to homes and 
                businesses, and loss of life.

                Awareness and preparation are critical to surviving and 
                recovering from hurricanes. During National Hurricane 
                Preparedness Week, I call on all Americans--including 
                private citizens and those working in government, 
                business, and the nonprofit sector--to plan ahead and 
                help secure the safety and property of those who face 
                advancing storms.

                Americans can take basic steps before a hurricane 
                arrives. The Federal Emergency Management Agency and 
                the National Hurricane Center recommend developing a 
                family disaster plan, creating and maintaining a 
                disaster supply kit, securing one's home, and 
                designating a safe place to go during a storm. 
                Throughout a storm, individuals should always remain 
                aware of weather conditions. More information on 
                precautionary measures is available at 
                www.nhc.noaa.gov/HAW2/english/intro.shtml.

                Organizations at the local, State, and national level 
                play important roles to protect Americans from the 
                effects of hurricanes. Rescue and relief organizations, 
                the private sector, and the news media work to meet 
                demands that emerge before, during, and after a 
                hurricane. Among other services, they distribute safety 
                information and help coordinate relief activities. My 
                Administration is committed to strengthening these 
                efforts and is working every day to prepare for 
                hurricanes and their potential impacts on everyone in 
                the United States.

                The threat hurricanes pose to lives and property cannot 
                be eliminated, but preparedness can reduce the dangers 
                these storms pose for our families and communities.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United 
                States do hereby proclaim May 24 through May 30, 2009, 
                as National Hurricane Preparedness Week. I call upon 
                government agencies, private organizations, media, 
                community groups, schools, and residents of hurricane-
                prone areas to share information about hurricane 
                preparedness and response to help protect communities 
                and save lives.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                twenty-sixth day of May, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand nine, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and thirty-third.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. E9-12648
Filed 5-28-09; 8:45 am]
Billing code 3195-W9-P