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    Book Discussion on Flood of Lies

    James Cobb, Jr., talked about his book, Flood of Lies: The St. Rita’s Nursing Home Tragedy, about nursing home owners Sal and Mabel Mangano who were accused of causing the deaths…

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    1953 Waco Tornado

    Larry Holze talked about the 1953 tornado that destroyed much of downtown Waco, Texas. The tornado killed 114 people and caused extensive damage to the downtown area. It is the…

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    1962 Documentary Design for Disaster

    This 1962 documentary tells the story of a fire that started on November 5th, 1961 in Bel Air, Los Angeles, and over the course of three days destroyed 484 homes, damaged 190 others, and…

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    Book Discussion on The Resilience Dividend

    Judith Rodin talked about her book, The Resilience Dividend: Being Strong in a World Where Things Go Wrong. br/ She spoke at the 2014 Miami Book Festival International, held on the campus…

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    Earthquake Science

    Science experts assessed recent advancements and new technologies for studying earthquakes and the progress in developing an early warning system for earthquakes. In remarks, U.S.…

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    Preparing for Catastrophes

    Panelists talked about preparing for catastrophes, including natural disasters such as earthquakes, accidents such as industrial chemical leaks, and terrorists attacks, including nuclear…

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    Oso, Washington Mudslide Recovery

    President Obama made remarks in the Oso, Washington, firehouse after viewing some of the destruction and meeting with first responders, volunteers, and the families affected by the…

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    Senator Landrieu on Flood Insurance Bill

    Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) came to the floor to urge passage of a bill that would make changes to a 2012 federal flood insurance law. The measure would delay federal flood insurance…

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    U.S.-Philippines Economic Relations

    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and Philippine Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima spoke to the press after their meeting in the Treasury Department about the U.S.-Philippines economic…

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    Typhoon Haiyan Response

    Witnesses testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs on the U.S. response to Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. They said the U.S.…

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    Book Discussion on Five Days at Memorial

    Sheri Fink talked about her book, Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital, in which she chronicles what happened at Memorial Medical Center in New Orleans,…

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    U.N. News Conference on Recovery Efforts in the Philippines

    Officials updated reporters on the devastation to parts of the Philippines by Typhoon Haiyan and on international disaster and relief efforts in affected regions.

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    Defense Department Briefing

    Pentagon spokesperson George Little updated reporters on the Defense Department’s disaster relief efforts in the Philippines following Typhoon Haiyan.

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    Senator Menendez on Hurricane Sandy

    Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) spoke about the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy hitting the East Coast of the U.S.

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    Vice President Biden Tours Colorado Flood Damage

    Vice President Joe Biden and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Craig Fugate toured flood damaged areas and viewed recovery efforts in areas of Colorado affected by…

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    Wildfire and Forest Management

    Wildfire and Forest Service officials testified on ways to reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfire. The hearing also focused on the increasing number and intensity of wildfires in the…

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    Arizona Senators Flake and McCain on Prescott Firefighters

    Arizona Senators Flake and McCain spoke about the 19 Prescott, Arizona, firefighters who lost their lives in the Yarnell Hill wildfire.

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    Arizona Firefighters Memorial Service

    A memorial service was held for the 19 firefighters of the Granite Mountain Hotshots killed on June 30, 2013, while battling the Yarnell Hill wildfire near Prescott,…

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    1952 Bakersfield Earthquake

    Chris Livingston talked about the 1952 Bakersfield earthquake, which measured 7.3 on the moment magnitude scale, and produced one of the largest aftershocks ever recorded in…

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    Federal Resources to Fight Wild Fires

    ClimateWire Reporter Nathanael Massey talked about the federal resources that go in to fighting wildfires and about the death of 19 members of a “hotshot” firefighting crew in…

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