Serial No. 114-38: Ready and Resilient? Examining Federal Emergency Preparedness and Response, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications of the Committee on Homeland Security, House of Representatives One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, First Session, October 22, 2015 [open pdf - 368KB]
This is the October 22, 2015 hearing on "Ready and Resilient?: Examining Federal Emergency Preparedness and Response," hearing held House of Representatives Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications of the Committee on Homeland Security. From the opening statement. From the opening statement: "August 29 marked the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, the response to which was a failure at all levels of government. The storm took more than 1,800 lives, impacted millions of Gulf Coast residents, and cost an estimated $108 billion-the most costly disaster in U.S. history. Ten years later, the Gulf Coast still bears the scars of this disaster. Since Katrina, much has changed in how we manage and respond to disasters. There have been major legislative reforms and improvements made to the emergency preparedness and response enterprise. The Post-Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act, or PKEMRA, gave FEMA more authority to lean forward and be more proactive as threats emerged. We have also seen an improvement in the way we collectively look at preparedness, through the development of the National Preparedness System and its associated National Preparedness Goal and Planning Frameworks, including the National response framework, assessment of core capabilities, and planning and exercising to identify and address gaps." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: W. Crsig Fugate, Bryan Koon, and Chris P. Currie.
Serial No. 114-38
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