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  • Coastal Erosion
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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…

    37 views
  • FEMA Year 2000 Briefing
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    FEMA Year 2000 Briefing

    Mr. Witt and Secretary Slater reported that no year 2000 computer problems have been reported in emergency and other systems. They responded to questions from the media.

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  • Year 2000 FEMA Update
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    Year 2000 FEMA Update

    Mr. Witt reported that no problems have been reported yet in the computers of emergency agencies in the U.S. After his prepared remarks he responded to questions from the media.

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  • FEMA Year 2000 Briefing
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    FEMA Year 2000 Briefing

    Mr. Witt talked with reporters about the status of Federal Emergency Management preparations for the year 2000 rollover. He said that no failures have happened in the U.S. so far. He…

    26 views
  • Hurricane Floyd
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    Hurricane Floyd

    President Clinton talked about relief efforts following hurricane Floyd. He stated that although the damage from the hurricane is not as bad as expected, there is still serious flooding and…

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  • Update on Hurricanes Bonnie and Danielle
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    Update on Hurricanes Bonnie and Danielle

    Mr. Witt talked to reporters about that residents on the coast are allowed to return to their homes, now that Hurricane Bonnie has returned to sea.

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  • Update on Hurricane Bonnie Recovery
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    Update on Hurricane Bonnie Recovery

    Mr. Witt told the media that Hurricane Bonnie is moving away from the coast and should no longer cause flooding in the U.S.

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  • Update on Hurricane Bonnie
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    Update on Hurricane Bonnie

    Mr. Witt discussed with reporters rainfall amounts and flooding damage on the East coast from Hurricane Bonnie.

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  • Update on 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.

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  • Update on Hurricane Bonnie
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    Update on Hurricane Bonnie

    Mr. Witt and Mr. Baughman updated the damage from Hurricane Bonnie as it travels along the east coast.

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  • Update on Hurricane Bonnie
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    Update on Hurricane Bonnie

    Mr. Witt spoke on damage to the East Coast from Hurricane Bonnie, and the expected duration of the storm.

    27 views
  • El Nino Community Preparedness
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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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  • Hurricane Fran Preparations
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    Hurricane Fran Preparations

    Mr. Witt talked about FEMA preparations for Hurricane Fran which was predicted to make landfall in the Carolinas later in the day.

    28 views
  • Hurricane Bertha Preparations
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    Hurricane Bertha Preparations

    Mr. Witt and others briefed reporters on the federal government’s response to hurricane Bertha, which was heading for the North Carolina coast.

    41 views
  • Survey of Disaster Applicants
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    Survey of Disaster Applicants

    Mr. Witt and others discussed the agencies first consumer service survey which examined the agencies handling of disaster aid claims.

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  • Federal Emergency Management Review
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    Federal Emergency Management Review

    Director Witt and other FEMA officials outlined the actions of the agency during the past year. The primary focus was on flooding in the Midwest this summer.

    41 views
  • Midwest Flood Relief
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    Midwest Flood Relief

    Mr. Witt and members of various government agencies spoke in a news conference to discuss the relief efforts underway for victims of the flooding of the Mississippi River in the Midwest.…

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  • Midwest Flood Relief
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    Midwest Flood Relief

    Representatives of various agencies in the government spoke in a news conference to discuss the federal government’s efforts to aid victims of flooding in the Midwest. After weeks of rain,…

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