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  • Impact of Wildfires on Electric Grid
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    Impact of Wildfires on Electric Grid

    The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee held a hearing to examine the impacts of wildfires on electric grid resiliency. Lawmakers asked about wildfire mitigation technology,…

  • Governor Ron DeSantis Briefs Reporters on Hurricane Dorian
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    Hurricane Dorian Update

    Florida Governor Ron DeSantis held a press conference at the State Emergency Operations Center in Tallahassee, along with FEMA Acting Administrator Pete Gaynor, on Hurricane Dorian.

  • Florida Governor DeSantis Briefs Reporters on Hurricane Dorian
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    Governor DeSantis Holds Press Conference on Hurricane Dorian

  • Dorian Expected to Be Category 4 Storm Florida Governor DeSantis Warns
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    Hurricane Dorian Update

    Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) provided an update on the state’s preparations for Hurricane Dorian’s landfall, saying there was a “high degree of certainty” that it would be a major…

  • Florida Governor DeSantis Briefs Reporters on Hurricane Dorian
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    Hurricane Dorian Update

    Republican Florida Governor Ron DeSantis briefed reporters on preparations for Hurricane Dorian. The governor spoke about his conversation with President Trump regarding Florida’s needs for the…

  • President Trump Meets With First Responders
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    President Trump Meets With First Responders

    President Trump met with first responders at an emergency operations center during his visit to El Paso, Texas.

  • President Trump Meets with First Responders Criticizes Senator Brown and Mayor Whaley
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    President Trump Tours Emergency Operations Center

    While visiting with first responders in El Paso, Texas, President Trump continued in criticizing Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH), whom he accused on Twitter earlier in the day, along with…

  • Climate Change and Disaster Preparedness
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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…

  • House Education Subcommittee Hearing on Disaster Preparedness and Schools
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    Disaster Preparedness and Schools

    A House Education and Labor subcommittee held a hearing on responses for elementary and secondary schools to natural disasters. In the first panel, Frank Brogan, the assistant Education…

  • Disaster Preparedness and Response
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    Disaster Preparedness and Response

    Federal and state officials along with other disaster response experts spoke about the importance of being prepared for extreme weather and catastrophic events. FEMA’s acting deputy…

  • emInfluenzaem
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    The National Institute of Health’s Jeremy Brown talked about his book, Influenza: The Hundred Year Hunt to Cure the Deadliest Disease in History , the 1918 flu pandemic that killed between…

  • Newsmakers with Brock Long
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    Newsmakers with Brock Long

    FEMA Administrator Brock Long talked about the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) work in 2018 and looked forward to 2019. He suggested that FEMA was never intended to be a first…

  • Pandemic Preparedness and Response
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    Pandemic Preparedness and Response

    The New America Foundation’s Future Tense program held a discussion about preparedness for public health crises.

  • FEMA Officials Provide Update on Hurricane Michael
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    FEMA Briefing on Hurricane Michael

    Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials provided an update on Hurricane Michael. Administrator Brock Long said Hurricane Michael left a lot of devastation behind in the Florida…

  • NORTHCOM Commander Briefs on Hurricane Michael Preparedness
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    Defense Department Briefing on Hurricane Michael Preparedness

    Air Force General Terrence O’Shaughnessy, commander of U.S. Northern Command, briefed reporters at the Pentagon about the Defense Department’s plans to support FEMA’s recovery and response…

  • Communicators with David Redl
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    Communicators with David Redl

    David Redl talked about the Trump administration’s spectrum policy. Topics included the status of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) and emergency communications as well as internet…

  • FEMA Briefs on Hurricane Florence Rescue and Recovery Operations
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    Hurricane Florence Response Briefing, FEMA and North Carolina Officials

    Governor Roy Cooper (D-NC), FEMA administrator Brock Long, and North Carolina officials briefed reporters on the impact of Hurricane Florence. The governor said that there were 26 confirmed deaths due to the…

  • Democrats Criticize Hurricane Response in Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands
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    House Democrats on Hurricane Preparations

    House Democrats held a news conference to talk about preparations for Hurricane Florence and the recovery efforts on Puerto Rico and in the Virgin Islands from 2017's hurricanes, Irma and Maria.…

  • South Carolina Governor Briefs Reporters on Hurricane Florence Preparations
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    South Carolina Governor on Hurricane Florence Preparations

    Governor Henry McMaster gave an update on Hurricane Florence preparations in South Carolina. Courtesy WIS-TV in Columbia, South Carolina.

  • President Trump Hails 2017 Disaster Response in Puerto Rico as Unsung Success
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    White House Hurricane Florence Update

    President Trump met in the Oval Office with Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and FEMA Administrator Brock Long on emergency preparations for Hurricane Florence. Administrator Long said that the…

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