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    James Lee Witt on Natural Disaster Responses

    James Lee Witt talked about his years as the director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) under the Clinton administration, the earthquake in Haiti, the BP oil spill, and the…

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    Homelessness in America

    The House Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs committee held a field hearing at the Center for Creative Non-violence Shelter. The committee hears testimony on the Clinton…

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    FEMA Response to Oklahoma Tornadoes

    James Lee Watt, speaking by phone, talked about the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) response to the May 20, 2013, tornado that struck Moore, Oklahoma, to the tornado that…

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    Get Out the Vote Rally

    President Clinton and other Democratic dignitaries spoke in support of Mr. Ross' candidacy. They also praised Clinton administration accomplishments.

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    FEMA Preparedness and Response

    Witnesses testified about organizational restructuring and emergency response procedures, as well as post-Katrina reconstruction efforts, by the Federal Emergency Management…

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    After Words with Robert Block

    Robert Block was interviewed about the book he co-authored with Christopher Cooper, Disaster: Hurricane Katrina and the Failure of Homeland Security, published by Times…

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    How Congress Affects Our Daily Lives

    Participants spoke to students about how actions taken in Congress affect the daily lives of Americans. Among the issues they addressed were the government’s role in disaster…

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    Hurricane Floyd

    President Clinton talked about relief efforts following hurricane Floyd. He stated that although the damage from the hurricane is not as bad as expected, there is still serious…

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    Hurricane Fran Damage

    Footage was shown from a helicopter tour taken by President Clinton, Interior Secretary Babbitt and FEMA Director Witt over flood-damaged areas near Washington, DC. After exiting the…

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    Oklahoma City Bombing

    Federal officials briefed reporters on the latest developments in the Oklahoma City bombing incident.

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    Damage From the Tornadoes in the Midwest

    The president toured the area recently damaged by tornadoes in Oklahoma. He then spoke to reporters and citizens, pledging the support of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and…

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    Democratic National Committee Platform Hearing

    Witnesses testified regarding homeland security, first responders, and related issues. There is a brief interruption in this program.

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    Midwest Flood Relief

    At Fox Senior High School, the president, the vice-president, and members of the president’s cabinet discussed federal relief for the Midwest with the governors and members of…

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    Role of Men in Children's Lives

    Vice President Gore moderated a discussion of the role of men in raising children and how the government can strengthen the role of the family as a stabilizing societal institution through…

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    Emergency Preparedness and Responses

    Former officials talk about disaster preparedness, federal responses to emergencies, and the role of the federal government in relief and recovery efforts. They also talked about…

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    Federal Disaster Relief

    Former Federal Emergency Management Agency Director Witt, chairman and chief executive officer of James Lee Witt Associates, spoke about Hurricanes Rita and Katrina relief efforts and…

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    El Nino Community Preparedness

    A summit was held in which participants discussed the importance of understanding and preparing for the weather phenomenon known as El Nino. Officials from government, business and…

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    Disaster Prevention

    President Clinton attended this roundtable discussion on disaster prevention in the wake of mud slides and flooding caused by the weather pattern known as El Nino. Residents and state…

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    Emergency Preparedness Issues

    The panelists talked about the results of a national survey on preparedness for catastrophes and emergencies and future steps to improve readiness. They also talked about lessons…

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    Coastal Erosion

    Mr. Witt and Mr. Merrell briefed the media on the findings of a five-year study of the
    nation’s coastal erosion hazard. Due to global warming, the Atlantic and Gulf…

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