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    Extreme Weather Preparedness

    Witnesses testified on the impact at the federal and state level of extreme weather conditions that many parts of the country were experiencing. Among the topics they addressed were…

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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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    Severe Weather Forecasting

    Gerry Bell talked about the role and mission of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), as well as how the agency tracked and forecast weather and the release of their…

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    Weather Forecasting and Public-Private Partnerships

    Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) and Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker spoke with reporters about the public-private partnership in weather forecasting following a tour of the National…

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    Weather Forecasting

    Panelists testified on ways to improve weather forecasting by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
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    Kathryn Sullivan, acting administrator, National Oceanic…

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    Windstorm Damage Mitigation Efforts

    Experts on wind, structural safety, and civil and coastal engineering testified on efforts to mitigate damage from wind hazards, including tornadoes, hurricanes, and derechos.

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    Hurricane Season Forecast

    Kathryn Sullivan announced the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for the hurricane season outlook. The agency predicted an “above normal and possibly active…

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    Weather Forecasting

    Weather experts testified on U.S. weather forecasting models, and how they compared with similar international programs. They agreed that despite substantial improvements through the…

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    2013 National Drought Outlook

    Weather officials from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Agriculture Department, and the U.S. Forest Service gave a summer outlook on drought conditions and…

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    Impact of Extreme Weather on Agriculture

    A climate scientists, an economist, and ranchers and farmers testified on the effects of extreme weather on agriculture.

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    Impact of Drought on Food Prices

    Hubert Hamer and Charles Abbott talked about the effect of ongoing drought on the nation’s economy. They discussed the agricultural sector, food prices and production, imports…

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    The Gulf Coast and Natural and Human-Caused Disasters

    Panelists talked about the various natural and human-made issues impacting the Gulf Coast, including potential future disasters. U.S. Geological Survey Director Marcia McNutt said that…

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    Record Heat and Weather Extremes in 2012

    David Doniger and Myron Ebell talked about the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration report that 2012 was the hottest year on record for the contiguous 48 states and the…

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    Kerry Young on Hurricane Sandy Relief Funding

    Kerry Young spoke via Skype about House Speaker John Boehner’s decision to pull a bill providing Hurricane Sandy relief funding from consideration after the “fiscal cliff”…

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    Hurricane Sandy Relief Funding

    Dan Friedman talked about Hurricane Sandy relief funding legislation passed by the Senate, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included what the…

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    Senator Schumer on Hurricane Sandy Relief

    Senator Schumer and other Senators from both New York and New Jersey briefed the media on the Hurricane Sandy Response Bill. On Friday, December 28, the Senate approved a $60 billion…

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    Communicators with Robert Mudge, Christopher Guttman-McCabe and Harold Feld

    RVerizon’s Robert Mudge , CTIA’s Christopher Guttman-McCabe, and Public Knowledge’s Harold Feld talked about the impact of Hurricane Sandy on communications in late…

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    FEMA and Red Cross Conference Call on Hurricane Sandy

    Craig Fugate and Charley Shimanski spoke with reporters via conference calls Hurricane Sand relief and recovery. Mr. Fugate said an additional 42,000 people were without power…

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    FEMA and Red Cross Conference Call on Hurricane Sandy

    Craig Fugate and Charley Shimanski held a conference call with reporters to give an update on relief efforts following Hurricane Sandy. Housing, rental assistance, and continued power…

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