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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 hit the town in…

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    National Catastrophic Insurance Proposal

    James Lee Witt talked about today’s ProtectingAmerica.org press conference calling upon the new Congress and President-elect Obama to establish a comprehensive national catastrophic insurance backstop.…

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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 Books. Mr. Block talked…

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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 lessons…

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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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    Stronger in the Broken Places

    Mr. Witt talked about his book Stronger in the Broken Places: Nine Lessons for Turning Crisis into Triumph, published by Henry Holt and Company. In the book, the author talks about his…

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    Hurricane Preparedness and Response Policies

    Weather and emergency management experts discussed potential public policy changes to improve the country’s state of disaster preparation and response for the upcoming hurricane season,…

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    Hurricane Season Outlook

    Weather and emergency officials briefed reporters on the outlook and the potential impact on the U.S. of the upcoming hurricane season. They said that they expected the season to be more…

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    Hurricane Floyd

    President Bill Clinton visited FEMA to talk about relief efforts following hurricane Floyd. He announced the release of additional emergency funds to states affected by the storm and…

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    Damage From the Tornadoes in the Midwest

    Resident Bill Clinton 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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    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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    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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    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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