Location: 909 W. 9th Avenue, Anchorage, Alaksa
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The focus of this field hearing was to examine the effects of erosion and flooding on at-risk communities throughout Alaska and highlight the challenges that must be addressed by the development of a long-term strategy for adaptation and mitigation in the face of increasingly extreme weather. The hearing also highlighted the challenges faced in the Arctic in regards to Federal and State agency coordination while drawing attention to the gaps that exist in federal policy that, if addressed, could streamline actions taken to assess risk and protect critical infrastructure.
Vivian KorthuisDownload Testimony (1.39 MB)Project Development DirectorAlaska Association of Village Council Presidents
Thomas Ravens, Ph.D.Download Testimony (763.5 KB)ProfessorUniversity of Alaska at Anchorage
Melanie BahnkeDownload Testimony (34.1 KB)PresidentKawerak, Inc.
David MillerDownload Testimony (35 KB)Associate Administrator, Federal Insurance and Mitigation AdministrationFederal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Kenneth MurphyDownload Testimony (35 KB)Regional Administrator, Region XFederal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Colonel Christopher LestochiDownload Testimony (157.2 KB)U.S. Army Corps of EngineersU.S. Army Engineer District, Alaska
John MaddenDownload Testimony (31.9 KB)Director, Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency ManagementAlaska Department of Military and Veterans Affairs