Written testimony of FEMA Administrator for a Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs hearing titled “ FEMA: Prioritizing a Culture of Preparedness”
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Brock Long addresses the historic disaster season of 2017, the lessons we’ve learned, and his plans for the future of FEMA.
Written testimony of FEMA for a House Committee on Homeland Security field hearing titled “Houston Strong: Hurricane Harvey Lessons Learned and the Path Forward”
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region 6 Regional Administrator Tony Robinson addresses the lessons learned from Hurricane Harvey and the path forward for FEMA and state and local partners.
Written testimony of USCG for a House Committee on Homeland Security field hearing titled “Houston Strong: Hurricane Harvey Lessons Learned and the Path Forward”
U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) District 8 Commander Rear Admiral Paul Thomas addresses the Coast Guard’s preparations for the next Atlantic hurricane season, lessons learned from the 2017 hurricane season, and the demands contingency responses place on the Coast Guard.
The HV-X platform integrates forecast and planning data to provide emergency managers with decision support tools for use in advance of and during tropical weather.
On September 8, 2017 and in recognition of the severity of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Elaine Duke approved a waiver of the federal Jones Act. This waiver will ensure that over the next week, all options are available to distribute fuel to states and territories impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, both historic storms. The waiver will be in effect for seven days after signature and is specifically tailored to transportation of refined products in hurricane-affected areas.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and its federal partners remain in close coordination with state, local, and tribal governments to coordinate and provide resources as needed in connection with preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation associated with Hurricane Harvey impacting Texas and Louisiana.