Assessing FEMA's Readiness for Future Disasters, Hearing Before the Committee on Homeland Security, House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixteenth Congress, First Session, June 12, 2019   [open pdf - 2MB]

This is the June 12, 2019 hearing titled "Assessing FEMA's Readiness for Future Disasters," held before the House Committee on Homeland Security. From the opening statement of Bennie G. Thompson: "The committee is meeting today to assess FEMA's readiness for future disasters. The Federal response to Hurricane Maria nearly 2 years ago was an abject failure. Slow response for the Federal Government, FEMA staff and challenges, and botched contracts left millions of our fellow Americans in Puerto Rico to respond to the devastating storm without the help they desperately needed from FEMA and other Federal agencies. We may hear some revisionist history about the response today, but the fact remains that FEMA and its Federal partners were not ready to respond to consecutive major storms in 2017." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Peter T. Gaynor and Chris P. Currie.

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Serial No. 116-26
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