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Obama: It appears that Hurricane Irene is a historic

President Barack Obama on Friday warned people living in areas where it awaits the arrival of Hurricane Irene to prepare for the worst and take precautions immediately.

“No wait, do not delay,” Bush said, while indicating that it looks like it will be a Hurricane Irene “historic.” He also urged residents to evacuate if the authorities asked.

In a message from the house that rented for your vacation in Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, which is also in the path of Irene, Obama said the government “has put all available federal resources” to address the storm.

“It is of utmost importance that those who are in the projected path of hurricane and take appropriate precautions,” he said.

Obama said high-ranking federal officials briefed him on Friday morning the situation of Irene. He noted he has communicated with the governors and mayors of the places in the path of the hurricane, according to forecasts. Warnings by the storm came into force North Carolina to New Jersey.

As Obama delivered his speech, the outer bands of rain caused Irene in the Carolinas and wave 1.80 to 2.70 meters (six to nine feet) tall. However, Martha’s Vineyard, Obama took advantage of the shade of a poplar outside a hut with gray tiles. The place was sunny without a cloud in the sky.

In Washington, the White House announced that Obama will cut your vacation in Martha’s Vineyard due to Irene. Return on Friday night at Washington instead of on Saturday afternoon as planned.

Obama considered more prudent to be in the White House at the end of the day and not the New England region, said spokesman Josh Earnest. According to weather forecasts, Irene landfall Saturday in North Carolina and then will head to New England.

Obama cited two government websites on the internet, one English and one in Spanish, which provides recommendations on preparing for emergencies: www.ready.gov and www.listo.gov.

The president said the Federal Emergency Management has begun the deployment of crews throughout the east coast along the projected route of Irene. According to Obama, the agency is available on the coast in case they needed millions of liters of drinking water, millions of food rations to tens of thousands of cots and blankets.

American Red Cross began preparations to open shelters in North Carolina and other states, he said.

The president warned that could delay the first rescue operations and the transfer of resources to people who need them.

“Thus, the more prepared you can be now, have a plan, provisioning, an evacuation route, follow the instructions of local authorities, the sooner we can focus resources on those most in need after the storm,” said .

“All indications are that this will be a historic hurricane,” he said.

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