'As long as it takes': FEMA, other agencies respond to Ida
August 29, 2021
Hundreds of emergency responders were in place in Louisiana and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers had power restoration experts and generators at the ready as Hurricane Ida hit on Sunday as one of the most powerful hurricanes to make landfall in the U.S., federal officials said.
The Coast Guard prepositioned vessels for "deep water search and rescue efforts," and President Joe Biden said federal support would remain in the region for "as long as it takes."
"I want to make sure that we're ready to surge all the response capacity, capability that we have to deal with whatever comes next, and...