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Defense Department Prepares in Advance of Hurricane Irene

U.S. Department of Defense
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs)
News Release

No. 740-11
August 26, 2011

The Department of Defense announced today that it is currently providing support to the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) efforts to prepare for Hurricane Irene’s expected landfall on the U.S. mainland. At this time, the support includes, but is not limited to: air and ground transportation experts and defense coordinating officers and elements who serve as DoD representatives to state, local and other federal agencies. These experts coordinate DoD resources in support of FEMA.

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