National Hurricane Preparedness Week, 2020, 27283-27284 [2020-09970]

Download as PDF 27283 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 85, No. 89 Thursday, May 7, 2020 Title 3— Proclamation 10024 of May 1, 2020 The President National Hurricane Preparedness Week, 2020 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation As we observe National Hurricane Preparedness Week, I call on Americans in hurricane-prone regions to take appropriate measures to help mitigate the devastation that these storms can produce. Through proper preparation, we can bolster our resilience against any challenge we face from these incredibly powerful storms. Accurate forecasting is crucial for communities across our country, which need advance notice to protect lives and property from hurricanes. My Administration remains dedicated to enhancing our hurricane tracking and prediction capabilities. As we have entered a new era of supercomputing, we have been able to increase our computing capacity and ensure the United States has the most accurate weather forecasting models in the world. Additionally, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Earth Prediction Innovation Center continues to improve our knowledge of severe weather and further increase our forecasting accuracy. Innovators like these are helping to protect the lives of Americans living in hurricane-prone areas, giving them access to critical information before a hurricane arrives and enabling appropriate preparations. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with PRESDOC While these strides in improving our predictive abilities are significant, the power of preemptive planning for every hazard created by hurricanes cannot be discounted. In the United States, storm surge and inland flooding from heavy rains have historically caused more hurricane-related deaths than the winds generated by the storms. The National Weather Service’s Weather-Ready Nation initiative and the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Ready Campaign are excellent resources for preparing your defense against the destructive potential of hurricanes and other severe storms. Emergency planning—including putting together an emergency supply kit; ensuring your house and business are hurricane-ready; considering flood insurance options; creating communication plans with family members; and, when a storm approaches, determining if you live in a hurricane evacuation zone— will help empower you, your community, and our Nation to be more prepared and responsive. Hurricane season can also place a heavy burden on our medical professionals, first responders, and critical infrastructure workers. We know these very same people are already operating under great strain to respond to the coronavirus pandemic. We extend to them our deepest gratitude and vow to provide them any support they need during these challenging times. This week is an opportunity for all Americans living in areas susceptible to hurricane-related harm to take proactive measures to protect their families, businesses, communities, and livelihood. Taking action now to keep our loved ones and property safe from the threats posed by hurricanes will help us be an even more resilient Nation. NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, 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 3 through May 9, 2020 as National Hurricane Preparedness Week. I call upon everyone to take action this week by making use of the online resources provided VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:46 May 06, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\07MYD0.SGM 07MYD0 27284 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 89 / Thursday, May 7, 2020 / Presidential Documents by the National Weather Service and the Federal Emergency Management Agency to safeguard your families, homes, and businesses from the dangers of hurricanes and severe storms. I also call upon Federal, State, local, tribal, and territorial emergency management officials to help inform our communities about hurricane preparedness and response in order to prevent storm damage and save lives. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this first day of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand twenty, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-fourth. [FR Doc. 2020–09970 Filed 5–6–20; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:46 May 06, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\07MYD0.SGM 07MYD0 Trump.EPS</GPH> khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with PRESDOC Billing code 3295–F0–P

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 89 (Thursday, May 7, 2020)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 27283-27284]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-09970]



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Vol. 85

Thursday,

No. 89

May 7, 2020

Part II





The President





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Proclamation 10024--National Hurricane Preparedness Week, 2020



Proclamation 10025--Public Service Recognition Week, 2020


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 85 , No. 89 / Thursday, May 7, 2020 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 10024 of May 1, 2020

                
National Hurricane Preparedness Week, 2020

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                As we observe National Hurricane Preparedness Week, I 
                call on Americans in hurricane-prone regions to take 
                appropriate measures to help mitigate the devastation 
                that these storms can produce. Through proper 
                preparation, we can bolster our resilience against any 
                challenge we face from these incredibly powerful 
                storms.

                Accurate forecasting is crucial for communities across 
                our country, which need advance notice to protect lives 
                and property from hurricanes. My Administration remains 
                dedicated to enhancing our hurricane tracking and 
                prediction capabilities. As we have entered a new era 
                of supercomputing, we have been able to increase our 
                computing capacity and ensure the United States has the 
                most accurate weather forecasting models in the world. 
                Additionally, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
                Administration's Earth Prediction Innovation Center 
                continues to improve our knowledge of severe weather 
                and further increase our forecasting accuracy. 
                Innovators like these are helping to protect the lives 
                of Americans living in hurricane-prone areas, giving 
                them access to critical information before a hurricane 
                arrives and enabling appropriate preparations.

                While these strides in improving our predictive 
                abilities are significant, the power of preemptive 
                planning for every hazard created by hurricanes cannot 
                be discounted. In the United States, storm surge and 
                inland flooding from heavy rains have historically 
                caused more hurricane-related deaths than the winds 
                generated by the storms. The National Weather Service's 
                Weather-Ready Nation initiative and the Federal 
                Emergency Management Agency's Ready Campaign are 
                excellent resources for preparing your defense against 
                the destructive potential of hurricanes and other 
                severe storms. Emergency planning--including putting 
                together an emergency supply kit; ensuring your house 
                and business are hurricane-ready; considering flood 
                insurance options; creating communication plans with 
                family members; and, when a storm approaches, 
                determining if you live in a hurricane evacuation 
                zone--will help empower you, your community, and our 
                Nation to be more prepared and responsive.

                Hurricane season can also place a heavy burden on our 
                medical professionals, first responders, and critical 
                infrastructure workers. We know these very same people 
                are already operating under great strain to respond to 
                the coronavirus pandemic. We extend to them our deepest 
                gratitude and vow to provide them any support they need 
                during these challenging times. This week is an 
                opportunity for all Americans living in areas 
                susceptible to hurricane-related harm to take proactive 
                measures to protect their families, businesses, 
                communities, and livelihood. Taking action now to keep 
                our loved ones and property safe from the threats posed 
                by hurricanes will help us be an even more resilient 
                Nation.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, 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 3 through May 9, 
                2020 as National Hurricane Preparedness Week. I call 
                upon everyone to take action this week by making use of 
                the online resources provided

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                by the National Weather Service and the Federal 
                Emergency Management Agency to safeguard your families, 
                homes, and businesses from the dangers of hurricanes 
                and severe storms. I also call upon Federal, State, 
                local, tribal, and territorial emergency management 
                officials to help inform our communities about 
                hurricane preparedness and response in order to prevent 
                storm damage and save lives.

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

[FR Doc. 2020-09970
Filed 5-6-20; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F0-P