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  • House Hearing Examines Puerto Ricos Electric Power Authority Management
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    Puerto Rico Electric Power

    The House Natural Resources Committee examined Puerto Rico’s electrical system and the reported management failures of the commonwealth’s sole energy utility. Among those appearing at the hearing were…

    610 views
  • FEMA Officials Testify on Hurricane Season Preparedness
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    Hurricane Season Preparedness

    Federal and state emergency management officials testified before a House Transportation and Infrastructure subcommittee on hurricane preparedness and response efforts. They discussed…

    667 views
  • emThe Great Quakeem
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    The Great Quake

    Henry Fountain talked about his book The Great Quake: How the Biggest Earthquake in North America Changed Our Understanding of the Planet, in which he recounts the largest earthquake…

    1,305 views
  • Federal Officials Testify on Wildland Fire Management Programs
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    Wildland Fire Outlook

    Forest Service Interim Chief Vicki Christiansen and Interior Department Wildland Fire Director Jeff Rupert testified testified at a hearing on the federal government’s wildfire management plan and the…

    378 views
  • Washington Journal Emily Atkin Discusses Hurricane Preparedness
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    Emily Atkin on Hurricane Preparedness

    Emily Atkin talked about efforts to make vulnerable communities more resilient to hurricanes following the 2017 season that included Hurricanes Harvey in Texas, Irma in Florida, and Maria…

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  • FEMA Director Brock Long Testifies on Agency Preparedness
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    FEMA Preparedness

    FEMA Administrator Brock Long testified before the Senate Homeland Security Committee on how his agency is preparing for future disasters. He also reflected on some of the lessons learned…

    607 views
  • Washington Journal Charles Mandeville Discusses Hawaii Volcano Eruption
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    Charles Mandeville Discusses Hawaii Volcano Eruption

    Charles Mandeville talked about the impact of the ongoing eruption of Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano and the government’s role in studying volcanoes.

    511 views
  • Eliza Larson on Hawaii Volcano Eruption
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    Eliza Larson on Hawaii Volcano Eruption

    Eliza Larson spoke by phone about the situation and ongoing threats in Hawaii after a volcanic eruption.

    500 views
  • Senate Committee Examines State of Puerto Ricos Electric Grid
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    Puerto Rico's Electric Grid

    The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee held a hearing on the status of Puerto Rico’s electric grid, which was damaged when Hurricane Maria struck the island in September 2017.…

    1,007 views
  • FEMA Administrator Discusses Agencys Future
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    FEMA Deputy Administrator on Agency's Future

    Daniel Kaniewski, Federal Emergency Management Agency deputy administrator, spoke about the agency’s future disaster preparedness strategic plan and reflected on the lessons learned from recovery…

    616 views
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    Quakeland

    Journalist Kathryn Miles reported on the natural and man-made causes of earthquakes and where future earthquakes are likely to occur.

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  • Council of Chief State School Officers Puerto Rico Update
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    Council of Chief State School Officers, Puerto Rico Update

    At a gathering of state education leaders, a representative from Puerto Rico’s education department provided an update on schools on the island. Hurricane Maria in September 2017 caused major…

    175 views
  • Federal and State Officials Testify on Lessons Learned from 2017 Disasters
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    2017 Hurricane Disaster Lessons

    Federal and state officials testified at a hearing on lessons learned from 2017 disasters resulting from Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.…

    796 views
  • Senators Nelson and Rubio on Disaster Aid in Budget Deal
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    Senators Nelson and Rubio on Disaster Aid in Budget Deal

    Senators Bill Nelson (D-FL) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) spoke about disaster aid for hurricanes and wildfires, which is part of the two-year budget deal.

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  • Senator Blumenthal Reports on Trip to Puerto Rico
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    Senator Blumenthal Reports on Trip to Puerto Rico

    Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) described what he saw during a trip to Puerto Rico, months after Hurricane Maria devastated the island. He said he was upset at the pace of recovery…

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  • Hurricane Recovery Efforts in Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands Governors
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    Hurricane Recovery Efforts in Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands, Governors

    Following remarks by the nation’s governors, a second panel of utility officials from Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands spoke before the Senate Energy Committee to discuss their role in…

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  • Hurricane Recovery Efforts in Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands Power Utility Officials
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    Hurricane Recovery Efforts in Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands, Power Utility Officials

    Utility officials from Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands testified before the Senate Energy Committee on their role in Hurricanes Irma and Maria recovery efforts on the island territories. Among…

    433 views
  • Hurricane and Infrastructure Recovery Private Sector Officials Panel
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    Hurricane and Infrastructure Recovery, Private Sector Officials Panel

    Public and private sector officials testified at a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing on infrastructure response and recovery efforts in the wake of a series of deadly…

    218 views
  • Hurricane and Infrastructure Recovery Government Officials Panel
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    Hurricane and Infrastructure Recovery, Government Officials Panel

    Public and private sector officials testified at a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing on infrastructure response and recovery efforts in the wake of a series of deadly…

    222 views
  • Hearing Focuses on Oversight Boards Role in Puerto Ricos Recovery From Hurricanes
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    Puerto Rico Hurricane Recovery Challenges

    The House Natural Resources Committee held a hearing with officials from the Financial Oversight and Management Board assigned to lead the efforts in fixing Puerto Rico’s bankrupted economy. Members…

    1,321 views
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