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    First Responder Wildfire Training

    Witnesses testified on the training and resources available to firefighters and first responders in communities threatened by wildfires. Mayor Navarre testified by remote video from…

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    Hurricane Sandy Recovery Review

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on the response to and recovery from Hurricane Sandy, andthe challenges faced by affected communities following the storm.

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    Federal Emergency Management Agency Grants

    Witnesses testified on the value of Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) preparedness grants. Since September 11, 2001, governments at all levels had spent $40 billion to prepare…

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    2011 Spring Storm Season

    Witnesses testified about government response and recovery efforts in the wake of storms and floods that killed hundreds across the South and Midwest the previous spring. Among the…

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    Border Protection Corruption and Drug Trafficking

    Witnesses testified on corruption at the U.S. borders and drug trafficking. Many of the cases discussed were tied to deliberate efforts by drug trade organizations (DTOs) to corrupt…

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    Social Media and Disaster Communications

    Witnesses testified on the use of social media such as Twitter, Facebook, and Google by federal, state and local agencies in disaster response. Among the topics they addressed were…

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    Disaster Assistance Revision

    FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate and local officials testified on possible changes to the Stafford Act, the law that governs federal disaster response.  The Robert T. Stafford Disaster…

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    Safety of Children in Disasters, Part 1

    Witnesses testified about child safety during disasters, focusing on evacuation planning and mental health recovery. 

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    Safety of Children in Disasters, Part 2

    Witnesses testified about child safety during disasters, focusing on evacuation planning and mental health recovery.

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    2009 Hurricane Preparedness

    Witnesses testified about government plans and preparations for the 2009 hurricane season. The hurricane forecast called for approximately 14 storms, with up to 7 reaching hurricane…

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    Hurricane Recovery Efforts

    The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs subcommittee on disaster recovery held a hearing on hurricanes Ike and Gustav. In the first panel, mayors of the cities of…

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    Gulf Coast Rebuilding Program

    Witnesses testified about Federal Emergency Management Agency operations, continuing recovery efforts along the Gulf Coast, and obstacles in the construction assistance application process…

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    Gulf Coast Housing Program

    The subcommittee held an oversight hearing to investigate problems, including a potential $3 billion budget shortfall, in the “Road Home” housing program developed for South…

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    Gulf Coast Recovery

    The Ad Hoc Subcommittee on Disaster Recovery heard testimony on government accountability in the Gulf Coast recovery and removing obstacles to the recovery effort. The witnesses…

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