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NAM - Hurrican Katrina Call to Action

John Engler
NAM
President & CEO


Hurricane Katrina has proved to be a dangerous and devastating storm – it has been called "our Tsunami." Although the eye of the hurricane has passed, hazards from weakened and damaged trees, downed power lines, high water and other dangers remain. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) contacted the NAM early this morning and has activated the Homeland Security Information Network (HSIN) in an effort to expedite response efforts and save lives.

We join the DHS call and urge our members to log-on to the Homeland Security Information Network (HSIN) web portal (www.swern.gov; www.nwwarn.gov; www.ian.in.gov; and www.seern.gov) to access the National Emergency Resource Registry (NERR) by clicking on the link in the upper right corner of the page. Once registered, this resource allows HSIN-CI members as well as the general public to submit information about resources that may be used to support on-the-ground recovery efforts.

This is a secure, Official U.S. Government system to facilitate the marrying of capabilities and supplies with needs. As of this morning, the highest priority needs are for emergency supplies of non-perishable items that can be made available to Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.

We also encourage members to continue to check the site, as more specific needs will be posted as they become known.

In addition, please find below the links to the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army if you would like to contribute to their efforts.

www.redcross.org

www.salvationarmyusa.org

Thank you for your swift response to this emergency request.  If you have any questions, please contact the NAM Government Affairs Department at (202) 637-3131 or email govaff@nam.org.

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