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    Climate Change and Disaster Preparedness

    The House Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on the Environment held a hearing to assess climate change impacts and natural disaster preparedness efforts. Among the witnesses testifying on…

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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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    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 coastlands are in danger…

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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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    National Flood Insurance Program

    Witnesses testified regarding repetitive loss claims filed with the National Flood Insurance Program. They focused on the significant cost of repetitive loss claims and the abuse of the…

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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

    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 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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    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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    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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    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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