U.S. Government Readies for Hurricane Ophelia, Citizen Preparedness is Crucial [September 14, 2005] [open pdf - 13KB]
Federal, state and local officials are taking precautions as Hurricane Ophelia makes landfall on the East Coast, and ensuring emergency relief supplies are prepositioned in strategic locations if needed. Government officials continue to urge residents in eastern coastal states to monitor the storm's progress, to make preparations for themselves and their families now, and to follow the instructions of local officials. Several hundred trailers of water and ice and dozens of trailers of meals-ready-to-eat (MREs) are prepositioned today in Georgia, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Virginia to address the potential effects of Hurricane Ophelia if needed by the states.
Dept. of Homeland Security: http://www.dhs.gov/