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Are We Ready? Recovering from 2017 Disasters and Preparing for the 2018 Hurricane Season, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, United States House of Representatives, One Hundred Fifteenth Congress, Second Session, July 18, 2018   [open pdf - 951KB]

This is a testimony compilation of the July 18, 2018 hearing 'Are We Ready? Recovering from 2017 Disasters and Preparing for the 2018 Hurricane Season' held before the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management, of the U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. From the opening statement of Lou Barletta: "From hurricanes to floods and wildfires, no region of our country was completely immune from the impacts of disaster in 2017. [...] The purpose of today's hearing is to determine where we are in recovering from these devastating disasters, what challenges there are to recovery, and suggestions on how we can overcome those challenges. We also want to understand state, local, and federal efforts to prepare for the 2018 hurricane season which began on June 1. We also want to examine the reforms that are needed to incentivize and encourage mitigation and the reduction of disaster costs and losses across the country." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Jeffrey Byard, Charles Alexander, Patrick Sheehan, Mistie Gardner, and Robert David Paulison.

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