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Hearings & Testimonies

  • Emergency Management: Actions to Implement Select Provisions of the Post-Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act, Statement of William O. Jenkins, Jr. Homeland Security and Justice, Testimony before the Subcommittee on Emergency Communications, Preparedness and Response, Committee on Homeland Security, House of Representatives
    "This statement discusses select issues within the basic elements related to (1) findings from the response to Hurricane Katrina, (2) provisions of the Post-Katrina Act, and (3) specific actions [the Department of Homeland Secu… more
    Jenkins, William O.
  • S. Hrg 109-1137: The Lifesaving Role of Accurate Hurricane Prediction and Preparation: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Disaster Prevention and Prediction of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, United States Senate, One Hundred Ninth Congress, First Session, September 20, 2005
    From the opening statement of E. Benjamin Nelson: "The National Weather Service did an exceptional job in forecasting the storm and predicting its impact point and the devastation that it would deliver, and I think it's import… more
  • S. Hrg. 109-1138: Hurricane Katrina and Communications Interoperability, Hearing Before the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, United States Senate, One Hundred Ninth Congress, First Session, September 29, 2005
    From the opening statement of Senator Barbara Boxer: "Mr. Chairman, thank you very much for holding this hearing to shine a light on a shocking deficiency in our emergency communications system. And the time to find a solution… more

Lessons Learned

  • Federal Response to Hurricane Katrina: Lessons Learned
    "Awakening to reports of Katrinas landfall on the Gulf Coast the morning of Monday, August 29, American citizens watched events unfold with an initial curiosity that soon turned to concern and sorrow. The awe that viewers held… more

Preparedness Plans and Strategies


  • Comparing the Impacts of the 2005 and 2008 Hurricanes on U.S. Energy Infrastructure
    "This report compares the impact of the major hurricanes of 2005 and 2008 on U.S. energy systems, including those that produce, process and transport oil, natural gas, and electricity. The magnitude and duration of hurricane-in… more
  • Failure of Initiative: Final Report of the Select Bipartisan Committee to Investigate the Preparation for and Response to Hurricane Katrina [Report with Appendices]
    "This report is the result of a five-month journey by the Select Committee to gather information from all those who learned painful lessons during Katrina. It examines how well local, state, and federal officials worked with e… more
  • Hurricane Katrina: The Public Health and Medical Response [September 21, 2005]
    "Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast in late August 2005, causing catastrophic wind damage and flooding in several states, and a massive dislocation of victims across the country. The storm is one of the worst natural disa… more
    Lister, Sarah A.
  • Tropical Cyclone Report Hurricane Sandy
    "Sandy was a classic late-season hurricane in the southwestern Caribbean Sea. The cyclone made landfall as a category 1 hurricane (on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale) in Jamaica, and as a 100-kt category 3 hurricane in… more
    Blake, Eric S.; Kimberlain, Todd B.; Berg, Robert J.; Cangialosi, John P.; Beven, John L., II


  • Federal Emergency Management Agency: Hurricanes
    This Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) webpage provides general information about hurricanes as well as information about hurricane preparedness and response and the assistance provided by FEMA.
  • NASA: Hurricanes/Tropical Cyclones
    This is a webpage of the National Aeronautical and Space Administration (NASA) which provides the latest information (images and data) on hurricanes and tropical cyclones.
  • National Hurricane Center [website]
    "A service of the National Weather Service, this website provides up to- date storm information and imagery, as well as hurricane preparedness information."