By Omar Guerrero Posted October 30, 2012
Hurricane Sandy is moving fast and people along the Eastern Coast are moving fast. Numerous people have already left the areas in which Hurricane Sandy is taking its toll. Many events have been delayed due to the storm and more than likely there will be more.
Communities up and down the East Coast of the United States are beginning to feel the impact of Hurricane Sandy. Today, President Obama convened a meeting in the White House Situation Room to receive updates from FEMA and the National Hurricane Center.
In the press release, the President discussed how federal emergency response teams are moving resources into place to ensure that potentially affected areas have the food, water, and disaster relief supplies they need to begin recovery
The President said, “Obviously, everybody is aware at this point that this is going to be a big and powerful storm.” The President said, “And all across the Eastern seaboard, I think everybody is taking the appropriate preparations.”
In the press release, President Obama said, “The most important message that I have for the public right now is, please listen to what your state and local officials are saying. When they tell you to evacuate, you need to evacuate. Do not delay. Don’t pause; don’t question the instructions that are being given, because this is a serious storm and it could potentially have fatal consequences if people haven’t acted quickly.