The east coast is now bracing for the impact of Hurricane Irene. In light of the post-quake problems, the nation’s top emergency official warned Americans to not get attached to their cell phones when Irene strikes.
Fugate appeared on CNN Thursday morning to discuss preparations for Hurricane Irene.
Fugate advised Americans to use local broadcasters as their primary source of information during major weather events and other emergencies.
“Those local broadcasters are going to be giving you the best information real-time from local officials out press conferences,” Fugate said.