White House Press Secretary Tony Snow keeping the press corps in the loop today:
Also, there is going to be today a Cabinet-level hurricane exercise, so if you see members of the Cabinet coming in here, it is because they are going to be gathering in the Executive Office Building to participate in what is called a table-top exercise on hurricane preparedness, to focus on the federal government's readiness and response to a catastrophic disaster ... Today's mock scenario, a category five hurricane that will have a landfall on the greater New Orleans metropolitan area.
Q Will the President be involved at all?
MR. SNOW: I don't -- no, I don't believe -- the President, as a matter of fact, is traveling. He will be doing an event -- The President is doing an energy event today in Pennsylvania.