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    Catastrophic Disaster Response

    Witnesses testified testified about federal and local government responses to emergencies, and about ways to improve response time after catastrophic disaster. Among the topics…

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    Federal Response to Hurricane Ike

    Federal officials briefed reporters and answered questions about the status of relief efforts in response to Hurricane Ike

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    Federal Response to Hurricane Ike

    Federal officials and others briefed reporters about disaster relief efforts following the landfall of Hurricane Ike along the Texas Gulf coast. They also answered questions from the…

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    Federal Preparation for Hurricane Hanna

    Members of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Red Cross talked about their plans for responding to Hurricanes Gustav, Hannah, Ike, and Josephine. They focused on…

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    Federal Response to Hurricane Gustav

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and other federal agencies held a media briefing on the federal response and actions to be taken in the aftermath of Hurricane Gustav.

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    Federal Response to Hurricane Gustav

    Federal Emergency Management Agency officials talked about their plans for post-landfall Hurricane Gustav.

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    Hurricane Gustav Preparations

    Officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) briefed reporters on the response that FEMA was planning for Hurricane Gustav. Director Paulson talked about the…

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    Hurricane Season Preparation

    A hearing was held on the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s state of preparedness for the coming hurricane season. The committee also examined FEMA’s coordination with…

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    Fraud and Waste in Hurricane Katrina Relief Claims

    Witnesses testified about various cases of waste, fraud, and abuse of federal funds in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. They also focused on a General Accountability Office report…

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    Response of Charities to Hurricane Katrina

    Two panels of witnesses testified at a hearing about relief services provided by charitable organizations. They also discussed areas where service delivery, preparedness, and…

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    Pandemic Preparedness Planning

    The Health and Human Services Department held a forum for state and local officials to discuss pandemic preparedness planning. Among the topics addressed were threats posed by the…

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