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nonny Donating Member (309 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-06-05 10:34 PM
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202. "Yesterday, I signed a disaster declaration for the state of Louisiana"
So..... is a Presidential Order different from a Disaster Declaration?



Title: PRESIDENT DISCUSSES HURRICANE KATRINA, CONGRATULATES IRAQIS ON DRAFT CONSTITUTION
FDCH Regulatory Intelligence Database,
Aug 28, 2005
Database: Business Source Premier


PRESIDENT DISCUSSES HURRICANE KATRINA, CONGRATULATES IRAQIS ON DRAFT CONSTITUTION

THE PRESIDENT: This morning I spoke with FEMA Undersecretary Mike Brown and emergency management teams not only at the federal level but at the state level about the -- Hurricane Katrina. I've also spoken to Governor Blanco of Louisiana, Governor Barbour of Mississippi, Governor Bush of Florida, and Governor Riley of Alabama. I want to thank all the folks at the federal level and the state level and the local level who have taken this storm seriously. I appreciate the efforts of the governors to prepare their citizenry for this upcoming storm.

Yesterday, I signed a disaster declaration for the state of Louisiana, and this morning I signed a disaster declaration for the state of Mississippi. These declarations will allow federal agencies to coordinate all disaster relief efforts with state and local officials. We will do everything in our power to help the people in the communities affected by this storm.

Hurricane Katrina is now designated a category five hurricane. We cannot stress enough the danger this hurricane poses to Gulf Coast communities. I urge all citizens to put their own safety and the safety of their families first by moving to safe ground. Please listen carefully to instructions provided by state and local officials.


On another matter, today Iraqi political leaders completed the process for drafting a permanent constitution. Their example is an inspiration to all who share the universal values of freedom, democracy, and the rule of law. The negotiators and drafters of this document braved the intimidation of terrorists and they mourn the cowardly assassination of friends and colleagues involved in the process of drafting the constitution

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Source: FDCH Regulatory Intelligence Database, Aug 28, 2005
Item: 32W4293294579
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