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FEMA working closely with New Orleans & Louisiana

FEMA is very heavily focused on life-saving and life-sustaining operations.

NEW ORLEANS — The morning after Hurricane Ida made landfall in Southeast Louisiana, FEMA representatives spoke to WWLTV about how they're responding.

Here is a list of things they said on air.

  • Power crews are already responding to damage from Hurricane Ida
  • FEMA closely coordinating with the city of New Orleans and Louisiana officials and the entire federal government
  • FEMA representatives have been embedded with New Orleans and Louisiana officials.
  • Parishes reporting needs to state officials, and FEMA is responding to those requests.
  • FEMA very heavily focused on life-saving and life-sustaining operations
  • FEMA urban search and rescue teams of local and national crews were prepositioned before Hurricane Ida made landfall.
  • FEMA is paying close attention to health and medical systems.
    • Hospitals that need to be evacuated
    • With Red Cross to resupply shelters

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