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Flood and Fire
WASHINGTON DC - This year, in particular, there have been major natural disasters in Indian Country. In some cases, they have proven to be quite catastrophic.
From the floods that impacted several tribes in Montana to the fires that raged through northeastern Arizona and northwestern New Mexico, these disasters have disrupted the lives of many American Indians and, in some cases, left them homeless.
On Thursday, the US Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will hear testimony on the general preparedness to face these types of natural disasters. The hearing is called, "Facing Floods and Fires - Emergency Preparedness for Natural Disasters in Native Communities."
A live webcast of this hearing will be available during the hearing (the link was not available at publication time).
WHEN: Thursday, July 21
TIME: 2:15 pm edt
WHERE: Dirksen Senate Office Building
Use this link to today's Live Webcast »
Mr. Michael S. Black, Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs, US Department of Interior, Washington, DC
Mr. Graig Fugate, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency, US Department of Homeland Security, Washington, DC
Ms. Mary Wagner, Associate Chief, Forest Service, US Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC
Brigadier General John McMahon, Commander, Northwestern Division, US Army Corps of Engineers, US Department of the Army, Washington, DC
Mr. Randy Grinnell, Deputy Director, Indian Health Service, US Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC
Mr. Fred Tombar, Senior Advisor, Disaster Recovery, Office of Secretary, US Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, DC
The Honorable Walter Dasheno, Governor, Pueblo of Santa Clara, Espanola, New Mexico (To be determined)
updated July 21, 2011 11:30 pm edt; posted July 20, 2011 12:30 pm edt
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