Franklin D. Roosevelt

Memorandum on Spring Flood Measures

March 18, 1936

Memorandum for:

The Secretary of War
The Secretary of the Treasury
The Acting Secretary of the Navy
The Federal Administrator of Works Progress and Relief
Director of Civilian Conservation Corps
Chairman of the American Red Cross

I request that you act as a Committee to determine and to carry out such plans as may be necessary on the part of the Federal Government to prevent loss of life, distress and destruction of property arising from spring floods.

Every necessary agency of the Federal Government should give whatever aid is requested by you.

Your Committee should, of course, keep in close touch with Governors and local officials of the States affected.

Use of Government equipment in such an emergency is hereby authorized.

The Secretary of War will act as Chairman of the Committee.

A copy of this letter is being sent to Rear Admiral Cary T. Grayson, Chairman of the American Red Cross. Please keep in constant touch with him.

Franklin D. Roosevelt, Memorandum on Spring Flood Measures Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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