U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about Hurricane Irene while vacationing at Blue Heron Farm Friday (August 26) in Chilmark, Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. Obama said during the address that Irene has all the makings of a historic storm.
“Don’t delay. We all hope for the best, but we have to be prepared for the worst. All of us have to take this storm seriously. You need to listen to your state and local officials, and if you are given an evacuation order, please follow it. Just to underscore this point: We ordered an aircraft carrier group out to sea to avoid this storm yesterday. So if you’re in the way of this hurricane, you should be preparing now.”
Visit Ready.govor Listo.gov for resources on how you can prepare your families, home, and businesses for a hurricane. You can get the latest updates on the progression of Hurricane Irene at Hurricanes.gov.