U.S. Mayors Respond to Hurricane Gustav During Republican National Convention

U.S. Mayors Respond to Hurricane Gustav During Republican National Convention



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ST. PAUL, Minn., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — United States Conference of Mayors President Miami Mayor Manny Diaz has scheduled an EMERGENCY CONFERENCE CALL on Tuesday, September 2 at 11:30am Eastern Time with the mayors of the nation for a report from the mayors in the Gulf Coast Region that are impacted directly by Hurricane Gustav. Mayor Diaz is requesting the mayors’ assessment of their immediate needs at this time so that mayors around the country can provide assistance.

The Conference of Mayors leadership will also hear a report from mayors who are receiving citizens from the Gulf Region that were evacuated to cities across the nation. At issue is whether federal and state authorities are providing the assistance mayors and their cities need as they receive people.

Cities are the first responders and the mayors’ first priority is assisting those impacted by Hurricane Gustav.

WHO: Miami (FL) Mayor Manny Diaz, USCM President

Burnsville (MN) Mayor Elizabeth Kautz, USCM Second Vice-President

WHAT: Available for Interview:

The Nation’s Mayors Launch Coordinated Response to Hurricane Gustav

WHEN: Tuesday, September 2, 2008

After 12:30 p.m. EDT

U.S. Mayors Respond to Hurricane Gustav During Republican National Convention