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Extreme Weather in Alaska: State and Federal Response to Imminent Disasters in the Arctic

Subcommittee on Emergency Management, Intergovernmental Relations, and the District of Columbia

Location: 909 W. 9th Avenue, Anchorage, Alaksa



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Agenda

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.

Witnesses

Panel I

Panel II

  • David Miller
    Associate Administrator for the Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration
    Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
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  • Kenneth Murphy
    Regional Administrator, Region X
    Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
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  • Colonel  Christopher Lestochi
    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
    U.S. Army Engineer District, Alaska
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  • John Madden
    Director, Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management
    Alaska Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
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