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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 104 (Thursday, May 30, 2013)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-12982]



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Vol. 78

Thursday,

No. 104

May 30, 2013

Part II





The President





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Proclamation 8986--National Hurricane Preparedness Week, 2013



Proclamation 8987--Prayer for Peace, Memorial Day, 2013


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 78 , No. 104 / Thursday, May 30, 2013 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 8986 of May 24, 2013

                
National Hurricane Preparedness Week, 2013

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Last year, devastating hurricanes upended coastal 
                communities spanning the shores of New England to the 
                Gulf of Mexico. Scenes from Isaac and Sandy shook us to 
                the core--great cities plunged into darkness, homes 
                swept away with the tide, families whose worlds were 
                torn apart with the loss of a loved one. But in the 
                aftermath, we also saw what is best in America. Heroic 
                first responders rose far beyond the call of duty, 
                working around the clock to rescue, recover, and 
                rebuild. Ordinary citizens fought through tough times 
                together, looking out for their neighbors and leaving 
                nobody behind.

                This week, we reaffirm that it is never too early to 
                prepare for this year's hurricane season. As my 
                Administration keeps working with State and local 
                partners to apply lessons learned and improve hurricane 
                preparedness, all families can take simple steps to 
                ensure that if disaster strikes, they are ready. These 
                steps include building a supply kit with food, water, 
                and medicine; taking time now to learn evacuation 
                routes, and how workplaces and schools will respond in 
                an emergency; and most importantly, discussing what to 
                do in a disaster and developing a plan that everyone 
                knows. If a hurricane is coming, always follow 
                instructions from State and local officials, and heed 
                evacuation orders if they are given.

                The Federal Government also has an important role to 
                play in hurricane preparedness. My Administration 
                stands shoulder-to-shoulder with our partners in 
                emergency management throughout the public, private, 
                and nonprofit sectors, and we remain committed to 
                getting them the resources they need to act quickly and 
                effectively. Going forward, we will keep working to 
                improve hurricane forecasting with the latest science 
                and technology. And in the months and years ahead, we 
                will continue to help communities stay resilient to 
                severe weather threats and the consequences of climate 
                change. To learn more and get involved, visit 
                www.Ready.gov or www.Listo.gov.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the 
                United States, do hereby proclaim May 26 through June 
                1, 2013, as National Hurricane Preparedness Week. I 
                call upon government agencies, private organizations, 
                schools, media, and residents in the coastal areas of 
                our Nation to share information about hurricane 
                preparedness and response to help save lives and 
                protect communities.

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

[FR Doc. 2013-12982
Filed 5-29-13; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F3