2011 Spring Storms: Picking Up the Pieces and Building Back Stronger, Hearing Before the Ad Hoc Subcommittee on Disaster Recovery and Intergovernmental Affairs of the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, First Session, July 19, 2011 [open pdf - 4MB]
From the opening statement of Mark L. Pryor: "We are here to assess the progress being made in recovering from this spring's devastating tornadoes [corrected], storms, and floods. We will also discuss how to pick up the pieces from these recent disasters and build back better. […] Today's witnesses will provide us with a better understanding of the disasters' impact on communities and economies. We hope to get a better understanding of the collaboration and communication across all levels of government and the private sector, and get insights into how individuals and businesses are picking themselves back up and restoring their communities." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Mark L. Pryor, Mary L. Landrieu, Rand Paul, Richard Serino, Christopher Masingill, David Maxwell, Thomas M. "Mike" Womack, and Brian "Rob" O'Brian III.
S. Hrg. 112-449; Senate Hearing 112-449
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