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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 and…

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    Hurricane Georges

    Mr. Witt spoke about the property damage and flood potential caused by Hurricane Georges in the Florida Keys. After his prepared remarks questions were taken from the audience.

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    Update on Hurricane Bonnie

    Mr. Witt, Mr. Carden, and Mr. Baughman, talked with reporters about rainfall amounts and flooding damage on the East coast from Hurricane Bonnie.

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    Update on Hurricanes Bonnie and Danielle

    Federal Emergency Management Agency Director James Lee Witt talked to reporters about that residents on the coast are allowed to return to their homes, now that Hurricane Bonnie has…

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    Update on Hurricane Bonnie Recovery

    James Lee Witt, Federal Emergency Management Agency Director, told the media that Hurricane Bonnie is moving away from the coast and should no longer cause flooding in the U.S. Larry…

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    Cabinet Meeting Stakeout

    Cabinet members spoke to reporters about their meeting with the president following the Independent Counsel’s report to Congress which alleged that President Clinton had committed…

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    Update on Hurricane Bonnie

    James Lee Witt, Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, spoke on damage to the East Coast from Hurricane Bonnie, and the expected duration of the storm.

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    Emergency Management Agency Appropriations

    Subcommittee members heard testimony from Director James Witt on the president’s 1999 budget request for the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Director Witt testified about agency needs…

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    James Lee Witt Stakeout

    Mr. Witt answered media questions about the recent tornado in Spencer, SD, and discussed the possibility of federal disaster assistance to that area. He also talked about the earthquake in…

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    Update on Hurricane Bonnie

    Mr. Witt talked with reporters of planned financial assistance and Red Cross relief efforts for states hit by Hurricane Bonnie and potentially by Hurricane Danielle. They discussed aid to…

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    Emergency Management

    FEMA Director James Lee Witt talked about how FEMA is preparing for disasters before they strike. He stated that FEMA is trying to do more for the prevention of disasters. After his…

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    Update on Hurricane Bonnie

    Mr. James Lee Witt and Mr. Bruce Baughman updated viewers at FEMA on the damage from Hurricane Bonnie as it traveled along the east coast.

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    Disaster Relief

    This portion of the Washington Journal focused on disaster relief efforts following the El Nino storms.

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    Federal Emergency Management

    Mr. Witt talked about the tornado damage in South Dakota, and other disasters. He also took audience calls, faxes, and electronic mail.

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    Reconstruction of Central America

    Head of the U.S. Agency for International Development Brian Atwood described the devastation in Central America caused by Hurricane Mitch and then described the efforts being taken to…

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