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    Senate Homeland Security Hearing on Emergency Preparedness

    Retired Army General Joseph Votel, former FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate, and national security experts testified on emergency preparedness and response at a Senate Homeland Security…

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    FEMA Administrator Confirmation Hearing

    FEMA administrator nominee Deanne Criswell testified at her confirmation hearing before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. The New York City Emergency Management…

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    Atlantic Council Discussion on COVID-19 Response

    The Atlantic Council hosted a virtual discussion on lessons learned from the COVID-19 response and future pandemic and biological threat preparedness. Speakers included executives from the…

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    Q&A with Jake Wood

    Jake Wood talked about serving with the U.S. Marines in Iraq and Afghanistan and with Team Rubicon, the disaster response organization that he co-founded with a fellow Marine in 2010.…

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    Governor Edwards News Conference on Hurricane Delta

    Prior to leaving to tour areas impacted by the Hurricane Delta, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards (D) briefed the press on the state’s response to the storm. He said that despite…

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    The Fires of 1910

    This National Interagency Fire Center film tells the story of a seminal series of wildfires in August, 1910, that burned three million acres in the Northern Rocky Mountains of Idaho and Montana,…

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    Initial Attack - Fire!

    This California Department of Forestry film shows why the state is vulnerable to wildfires, and details how firefighting is organized, from citizen and fire tower reports, to an emergency command…

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    Isaac's Storm

    Mr. Larson talked about his book Isaac’s Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History, published by Vintage Books. The book chronicles the life of scientist and meteorologist…

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    President Trump Coronavirus and Storm Preparedness Roundtable in Tampa

    President Trump participated in a discussion in Belleair, Florida, on the federal and state COVID-19 response, as well as Florida’s preparation for Hurricane Isaias. Joining the president…

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    Texas Governor Abbott Update on Hurricane Hanna

    Governor Greg Abbott (R-TX) held a press briefing in Austin to update on the state’s response to Hurricane Hanna. He discussed the measures the state was taking to keep people safe,…

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    FEMA Administrator Peter Gaynor Testifies on COVID-19 Response

    Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Peter Gaynor testified about disaster preparedness during the coronavirus pandemic during a House Oversight and Reform subcommittee…

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    Senate Hearing on Pandemic Response Reforms

    The Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a virtual hearing to examine the U.S. and international response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Witnesses included global health experts…

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    This is Chance!

    New York Magazine writer Jon Mooallem provided a history of the largest earthquake in North American history that took place in Alaska in 1964.

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    Coronavirus Response and Future Pandemic Preparedness

    The Senate Health Committee held a hearing to discuss lessons learned from the coronavirus response and future pandemic preparedness efforts. The committee focused on how federal programs…

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    Emergency Responders and COVID-19

    The House Science, Space and Technology Committee held a virtual hearing on the role of fire departments and first responders during the coronavirus pandemic. Fire chiefs testified about…

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    Rick Bright and Mike Bowen Testimony on Coronavirus Pandemic Response

    Rick Bright, the recent director of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) who filed a whistleblower complaint alleging he was forced out of his job, testified before the House…

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    Vice President Pence at FEMA

    Vice President Mike Pence visited the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) headquarters in Washington, D.C., to thank employees for their work in the federal response to the…

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    Influenza

    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…

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    Scott Burris on Federal and State Powers During Health Emergencies

    Scott Burris talked about the authority federal and state officials have in enforcing quarantines, curfews, and other restrictions in movement.

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    Thomas Frank on Federal Disaster Declarations and FEMA Coronavirus Response

    Thomas Frank talked about how federal agencies such as the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Army Corps of Engineers were responding to the coronavirus pandemic.

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