S. Hrg. 112-861: Hurricane Sandy: Response and Recovery, Progress and Challenges: Hearing before the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on the Department of Homeland Security, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, Second Session, December 5, 2012   [open pdf - 4MB]

This is the December 5, 2012 hearing, "Hurricane Sandy: Response and Recovery, Progress and Challenges," before the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations. From the statement of W. Craig Fugate: Hurricane Sandy was the eighteenth named storm of the 2012 Hurricane Season, and the tenth hurricane. A high pressure pattern over northern New England coupled with a strong mid-level trough moving east from the Midwest were the two primary features that established Sandy's eventual landfall trajectory into southern New Jersey on the evening of October 29th. With tropical-force winds reaching out 580 miles, Sandy was the second-largest Atlantic storm on record. Hurricane Sandy affected the east coast, from North Carolina to Maine, particularly lashing the New Jersey and New York coasts with heavy rain, winds, snow, and a record storm surge. Additionally, Sandy affected states as far inland as West Virginia, Ohio, and Indiana. In the days leading up to landfall of Hurricane Sandy, FEMA [Federal Emergency Management Agency] worked with the whole community to support our citizens and first responders as they prepared for the storm. By leaning forward, the agency was able to support a prompt, coordinated response effort while effectively understanding the needs of survivors and planning for future needs." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: W. Craig Fugate and Shaun Donovan.

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