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Craig Fugate meets the press, knows first day of hurricane season -- 21 days away

FEMA director Craig Fugate -- Florida's former emergency management director -- made a guest appearance at today's White House briefing for an update on the flooding in Tennessee and Kentucky, as well as the storms in Oklahoma.

He sparked a round of laughter when reporters asked whether the agency was ready for the start of hurricane season in "two, three weeks..."

"Twenty one days," Fugate replied adding, "As much as people focus on hurricanes -- and I come from a hurricane-prone state, Chile and Haiti should have taught us something. We don't get to pick the next disaster and an earthquake could strike at any time. Any other event that could occur, we have to be ready all the time."