New update to come out at 1:30 (central time) on Hurricane Sandy response:

Today, October 30 at 2:30 p.m. EDT, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Craig Fugate, NOAA’s National Hurricane Center (NHC) Director Dr. Rick Knabb, Red Cross Senior Vice President of Disaster Services Charley Shimanski, and U.S. Coast Guard Vice Admiral Robert Parker will hold a conference call with media regarding Hurricane Sandy. The call will provide the latest storm details, coordination on the response efforts, important information for those impacted by the storm, and how the federal family is working with state, tribal, local and non-profit partners in response to the storm.