National Hurricane Preparedness Week, 2015, 30327-30328 [2015-13051]

Download as PDF 30327 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 80, No. 102 Thursday, May 28, 2015 Title 3— Proclamation 9286 of May 22, 2015 The President National Hurricane Preparedness Week, 2015 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Hurricanes cause devastating and sometimes deadly damage, with violent winds and heavy rains destroying buildings, inundating both coastal and inland areas, and displacing residents from their communities. Each year, we call attention to the risks hurricanes and tropical storms pose, as well as the steps we can take to protect ourselves, our loved ones, and our communities. During National Hurricane Preparedness Week, we recommit to strengthening the capacity of local responders and creating resilient cities, towns, and neighborhoods that are prepared when disaster strikes. My Administration continues to partner with State, local, and tribal governments, helping them prepare for and respond to hurricanes. We are supporting new technology to help families develop emergency plans, determine evacuation routes, and receive disaster alerts; once a storm has passed, these tools can also help connect residents to resources—from clean water and shelter to information about power outages and gas station closings. We continue to fund rebuilding efforts in areas devastated by hurricanes, ensuring new infrastructure can withstand future storms. And to bolster our recovery efforts for the long term, we have instituted a Unified Federal Review process to help those in need of recovery assistance better navigate the permits and environmental reviews necessary to ensure a rapid and resilient recovery. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with PRESDOCS Hurricane-associated storm intensity and rainfall rates are projected to increase during this century, in part due to increasing sea surface temperatures. These changes, combined with rising sea levels, could lead to additional damage and higher costs in both coastal and inland communities. That is why, as part of my Climate Action Plan, my Administration is taking steps to prepare for and combat these effects. We are supporting communities with Federal resources, and earlier this year, I signed an Executive Order that establishes a flood standard for new and rebuilt federally funded structures in and around floodplains. Preparing for and responding to hurricanes is a team effort—everyone has a role to play in keeping our communities safe. Now is the time for each of us to take simple steps to prepare our families for severe weather. Find out today if you live in a storm surge evacuation zone, a low-lying floodplain, or any other location from which you might need to evacuate. I encourage all Americans living in hurricane-threatened areas to build an emergency supply kit, learn evacuation routes, make a family communication strategy, and practice this plan. During a storm, always be sure to follow the instructions of State, local, and tribal officials. To learn more about ways to prepare for hurricanes and other natural disasters, visit www.Ready.gov and www.Hurricanes.gov/Prepare. As we enter hurricane season, remember that disaster preparedness is a shared responsibility. Together, let us rededicate ourselves to ensuring the safety of our loved ones and neighbors by building communities ready to weather storms and all natural disasters. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:12 May 27, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\28MYD0.SGM 28MYD0 30328 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 102 / Thursday, May 28, 2015 / Presidential Documents and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim May 24 through May 30, 2015, 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. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-second day of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand fifteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirtyninth. [FR Doc. 2015–13051 Filed 5–27–15; 8:45 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:12 May 27, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\28MYD0.SGM 28MYD0 OB#1.EPS</GPH> asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with PRESDOCS Billing code 3295–F5

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 102 (Thursday, May 28, 2015)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 30327-30328]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-13051]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 80 , No. 102 / Thursday, May 28, 2015 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

[[Page 30327]]

                Proclamation 9286 of May 22, 2015

                
National Hurricane Preparedness Week, 2015

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Hurricanes cause devastating and sometimes deadly 
                damage, with violent winds and heavy rains destroying 
                buildings, inundating both coastal and inland areas, 
                and displacing residents from their communities. Each 
                year, we call attention to the risks hurricanes and 
                tropical storms pose, as well as the steps we can take 
                to protect ourselves, our loved ones, and our 
                communities. During National Hurricane Preparedness 
                Week, we recommit to strengthening the capacity of 
                local responders and creating resilient cities, towns, 
                and neighborhoods that are prepared when disaster 
                strikes.

                My Administration continues to partner with State, 
                local, and tribal governments, helping them prepare for 
                and respond to hurricanes. We are supporting new 
                technology to help families develop emergency plans, 
                determine evacuation routes, and receive disaster 
                alerts; once a storm has passed, these tools can also 
                help connect residents to resources--from clean water 
                and shelter to information about power outages and gas 
                station closings. We continue to fund rebuilding 
                efforts in areas devastated by hurricanes, ensuring new 
                infrastructure can withstand future storms. And to 
                bolster our recovery efforts for the long term, we have 
                instituted a Unified Federal Review process to help 
                those in need of recovery assistance better navigate 
                the permits and environmental reviews necessary to 
                ensure a rapid and resilient recovery.

                Hurricane-associated storm intensity and rainfall rates 
                are projected to increase during this century, in part 
                due to increasing sea surface temperatures. These 
                changes, combined with rising sea levels, could lead to 
                additional damage and higher costs in both coastal and 
                inland communities. That is why, as part of my Climate 
                Action Plan, my Administration is taking steps to 
                prepare for and combat these effects. We are supporting 
                communities with Federal resources, and earlier this 
                year, I signed an Executive Order that establishes a 
                flood standard for new and rebuilt federally funded 
                structures in and around floodplains.

                Preparing for and responding to hurricanes is a team 
                effort--everyone has a role to play in keeping our 
                communities safe. Now is the time for each of us to 
                take simple steps to prepare our families for severe 
                weather. Find out today if you live in a storm surge 
                evacuation zone, a low-lying floodplain, or any other 
                location from which you might need to evacuate. I 
                encourage all Americans living in hurricane-threatened 
                areas to build an emergency supply kit, learn 
                evacuation routes, make a family communication 
                strategy, and practice this plan. During a storm, 
                always be sure to follow the instructions of State, 
                local, and tribal officials. To learn more about ways 
                to prepare for hurricanes and other natural disasters, 
                visit www.Ready.gov and www.Hurricanes.gov/Prepare.

                As we enter hurricane season, remember that disaster 
                preparedness is a shared responsibility. Together, let 
                us rededicate ourselves to ensuring the safety of our 
                loved ones and neighbors by building communities ready 
                to weather storms and all natural disasters.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution

[[Page 30328]]

                and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim 
                May 24 through May 30, 2015, 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.

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

[FR Doc. 2015-13051
Filed 5-27-15; 8:45 am]
Billing code 3295-F5