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    Leadership During Hurricane Katrina

    The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee’s 18th hearing as part of the committee’s investigation of the government’s preparation for and response to…

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    Federal Response to Hurricane Katrina, Afternoon

    In the first afternoon portion of hearings, Mr. Brown testified about federal, state and local responses to Hurricane Katrina. In his testimony he placed blame for inadequate…

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    Federal Response to Hurricane Katrina, Afternoon

    In the final afternoon portion of hearings, Mr. Brown testified about federal, state and local responses to Hurricane Katrina. In his testimony he placed blame for inadequate…

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    Federal Response to Hurricane Katrina, Afternoon

    In a second afternoon portion of hearings, Mr. Brown testified about federal, state and local responses to Hurricane Katrina. In his testimony he placed blame for inadequate…

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    Hurricane Katrina Relief Efforts

    Louisiana elected officials and Major General Bennett Landreneau spoke to reporters about search and rescue operations in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. They talked about the damage in…

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    2005 Florida Hurricane Conference

    The opening general session of the Governor’s Hurricane Conference, hosted by Florida Governor Jeb Bush, included remarks by Mike Brown of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and…

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    Federal Emergency Management Agency

    Undersecretary Brown in the Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency talked about FEMA’s disaster relief efforts in the U.S. this past year and preparedness for 2005. He…

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    FEMA Emergency Supplement

    Undersecretary Brown spoke via satellite link about the $2 billion dollar emergency supplemental bill for FEMA and federal help for the recovery from Hurricane Frances and other natural…

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    Hurricane Preparations

    Mr. Brown described preparations made for hurricane Frances in Florida and offered advice to those in the storm’s path. He also discussed plans for post-hurricane relief and…

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    Federal Continuity of Operations

    Witnesses testified about government operations following a terrorist attack or catastrophic disaster. Among the issues they addressed were communications between agencies,…

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    Advisory Council First Meeting

    At the inaugural meeting of the Homeland Security Advisory Council, chaired by Secretary Ridge, he swore in the other members, and then spoke about the Department of Homeland Security and…

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    Terrorism Response Drill News Conference

    Mr. Brown spoke to reporters about a drill designed to test federal, state and local responses to a simulated terrorist attack with a biological weapon. Following his remarks he…

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    Terrorism Response Drill News Conference

    Officials spoke to reporters about a week-long drill to test emergency responses in several cities to potential terrorist attacks. Following their remarks they answered questions from…

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    Bioshield Project

    Witnesses testified about efforts to protect Americans in the event of a biological terrorist attack.

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