[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 92 (Friday, May 13, 2005)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 25459-25460]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-9736]

                        Presidential Documents 

Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 92 / Friday, May 13, 2005 / 
Presidential Documents


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                Proclamation 7899 of May 10, 2005

National Hurricane Preparedness Week, 2005

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Each year from June through November, Americans living 
                on the Eastern seaboard and along the Gulf of Mexico 
                face an increased threat of hurricanes. These powerful 
                storms can create severe flooding, cause power outages, 
                and damage homes and businesses with their high winds, 
                tornadoes, storm surges, and heavy rainfall. The 
                effects of these storms can be devastating to families 
                and cause lasting economic distress. During National 
                Hurricane Preparedness Week, we call attention to the 
                importance of planning ahead and securing our homes and 
                property in advance of storms.

                Last year, six hurricanes and three tropical storms hit 
                the United States, causing the loss of dozens of lives 
                and billions of dollars in damage. Across the United 
                States, Americans responded to these natural disasters 
                with extraordinary strength, compassion, and 
                generosity. Many volunteers donated their time and 
                talents to help with the cleanup, recovery, and 
                rebuilding of communities devastated by the hurricanes 
                and tropical storms.

                To prepare for the 2005 hurricane season, I urge all 
                our citizens to become aware of the dangers of 
                hurricanes and tropical storms and to learn how to 
                minimize their destructive effects. Our Nation's 
                weather researchers and forecasters continue to improve 
                the accuracy of hurricane warnings, enabling residents 
                and visitors to prepare for storms. By working 
                together, Federal, State, and local agencies, first 
                responders, the news media, and private citizens can 
                help save lives and diminish the damage caused by these 
                natural disasters.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United 
                States, do hereby proclaim May 15 through May 21, 2005, 
                as National Hurricane Preparedness Week. I call upon 
                government agencies, private organizations, schools, 
                and the news media to share information about hurricane 
                preparedness and response to help save lives and 
                prevent property damage. I also call upon Americans 
                living in hurricane-prone areas of our Nation to use 
                this opportunity to learn more about protecting 
                themselves against the effects of hurricanes and 
                tropical storms.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                tenth day of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand 
                five, and of the Independence of the United States of 
                America the two hundred and twenty-ninth.

                    (Presidential Sig.)B

[FR Doc. 05-9736
Filed 5-12-05; 8:45 am]
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