Undersecretary of Homeland Security Attends GEMA

Michael Brown, the undersecretary of homeland security, made a stop in Savannah yesterday. He's taking part in a conference to keep Georgians safe from both man-made and natural disasters. Brown was a speaker at the Governor's Emergency Management Conference on Hutchinson Island.

The undersecretary spoke about all the new hazards Americans face in the post 9/11 world, but also added, when emergency response teams are ready for one disaster, their skills can help them face other situations as well. "We have to be ready for anything," he said. "We all assume and hope that terrorism won't strike Savannah, but we know hurricanes can, so if we're ready for hurricanes, we're ready for terrorism."

This is the first time the GEMA conference was held in Savannah.

Reported by: Hena Daniels, hdaniels@wtoc.com