In anticipation of Hurricane Dorian’s arrival on the southeastern coast, the Federal Emergency Management Agency began Tuesday staging supplies at Simmons Army Airfield, Fort Bragg.
Fort Bragg and FEMA have a long history of working together during times of emergency. There is a strong understanding of what FEMA requires and the level of support the installation can provide. Using Fort Bragg as a staging area allows for quick and easy access to major roads and interstates, as well as, provides a large, secure location that is capable of supporting heavy loads for an extended period of time.
FEMA will have an onsite representative to explain their capabilities, staging operations, and how their preparation contributes to overall readiness.