Feds prepare for Hurricane Florence

Multiple federal agencies with facilities in the path of Hurricane Florence’s likely landfall—and earliest and fiercest ravages—are mobilized and preparing for the worst, according to a piece in GovExec.

Large military installations in Charleston, S.C., Beaufort, S.C., North Field, S.C. and Fort Bragg, N.C. and their readying activities are described—as well as a sketch about arrangements being undertaken by numerous other agencies in the area, ranging from Housing and Urban Development to the Department of Veterans Affairs.

The pre-hurricane preparations at fed facilities in mid-Atlantic and southern states come amid early White House approval of emergency declarations—and widespread evacuations—made in advance of the storm by state governments in South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia.

Florence is expected to rank among the most powerful hurricanes ever documented to land so far north along the East Coast—and to inflict very significant harm to people and property. Readers in affected areas are encouraged to pay close attention to relevant news and weather reports.

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