While the Northeast is preparing for Winter Storm Stella, which will bring up to two feet to some areas, President Trump is prepared to take action if an emergency arises in need of federal action.
This would be the first emergency situation to occur during Trump’s short tenure as president. The President said on Monday that the Federal government is prepared to take action if needed.
‘We’re in good shape. We’re prepared. Everybody in government is fully prepared and ready,’ Trump announced at the beginning of his first cabinet meeting at the White House.
Trump has spoken with his Homeland Security adviser and the acting head of FEMA to make sure everyone is prepared. This comes at a time when President Trump’s cabinet is still not fully in place and many people are coming into their positions later and more unprepared than normal.
The Washington Examiner reported:
President Trump has been briefed on preparations for Winter Storm Stella, which is expected to hit the East Coast on Monday and Tuesday, the White House said.
“The president is aware of the forecast for the storm that is currently threatening the Northeast,” press secretary Sean Spicer said during the White House briefing Monday.
“The president has been briefed by his homeland security adviser and the acting FEMA administrator on storm preparations,” Spicer said. “He has directed inner government staff to remain in contact with governors and mayors in the path of the storm.”
Spicer said Trump has “directed his acting FEMA administrator to lean forward and be prepared to help states should they require federal assistance.”
“We urge everyone to listen to state and local leaders and public safety officials to follow their warning and closure notice,” Spicer said. “They are the best source of information during that storm.”