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Colonel Rick Fuentes Major Dennis McNulty
Superintendent, New Jersey State Police
State Director of Emergency Management
Commanding Officer, Emergency Management

Nicholas J. Morici
(609) 882-2000 ext. 6209
(609) 273-7008 - cell
January 13, 2010

Message From FEMA Regarding The Disaster In Haiti

Initial reports from Haiti in the wake of yesterday's earthquake are concerning and troubling. During times like these, the emergency response community always stands ready to assist those in need.

FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate, is reminding our response community that assets should not self deploy to affected areas. The United States Department of State has the lead for foreign disaster assistance, and US assets should deploy only if tasked to do so by the State Department. The most urgent need that the response community can fulfill at this time is supporting ongoing disaster relief fundraising efforts.

We will continue to update guidance as the situation unfolds. Thank you for your support.

Major Dennis McNulty
Commanding Officer
New Jersey Office of Emergency Management
Division of State Police

Nicholas J. Morici
Public Information Officer
New Jersey Office of Emergency Management
609-963-6900 ext.6209
609-273-7008 - cell
609-530-4593 - fax  


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