Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building SD-342
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This hearing assessed response and recovery efforts across all levels of government in the aftermath of the 2011 spring storms, tornadoes, and floods. It examined our progress in recovering from disasters and identify ongoing challenges. We explored how these disasters affected communities and key parts of State and local economies. We discussed preparedness and mitigation efforts being taken at the Federal, State and local levels to avoid repetitive losses in future disasters. We examined the success rates and implementation feasibility of various mitigation activities that are receiving significant attention in the Southeast region in the aftermath of the spring storms.
The Honorable Richard SerinoDownload Testimony (246k)Deputy AdministratorFederal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
The Honorable Chistopher MasingillDownload Testimony (220k)Federal Co-ChairmanDelta Regional Authority
Mr. David MaxwellDownload Testimony (149k)DirectorArkansas Department of Emergency Management
Mr. Thomas M. "Mike" WomackDownload Testimony (144k)DirectorMississippi Emergency Management Agency
Mr. Brian "Rob" O'BrianDownload Testimony (2671k)PresidentJoplin Area Chamber of Commerce, Missouri