Event

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Chairman Tom Carper (D-Del.) and Ranking Member Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) will hold a hearing titled “Hurricane Sandy: Getting the Recovery Right and the Value of Mitigation” on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. in room 342 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C.

This hearing is intended to examine the ongoing recovery from Hurricane Sandy. Witnesses will provide testimony on how federal officials are supporting and coordinating recovery efforts, including through the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task force; what major challenges lay ahead in the recovery; what federal, state and local officials are doing to ensure that disaster funds are coordinated and well spent; and debris removal efforts, including a discussion of how it is being handled in New Jersey and New York. Additionally witnesses will provide testimony on the value of mitigation, including prior mitigation efforts in areas affected by Hurricane Sandy, and the importance of incorporating smart mitigation measures early into the Hurricane Sandy rebuilding process.

For more information or to watch a live stream of the hearing, please click HERE. (Note: Please refresh the hearing webpage at the scheduled start time. Streaming will start once the hearing begins.)

WHAT

U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs hearing, “Hurricane Sandy: Getting the Recovery Right and the Value of Mitigation”

WITNESSES

The Honorable Shaun L. S. Donovan

Secretary

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

The Honorable W. Craig Fugate

Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

The Honorable Jo-Ellen Darcy

Assistant Secretary for Civil Works

U.S. Department of the Army

WHEN

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

10:00 a.m.

WHERE

342 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Washington, D.C.

*Please note additional information on the hearing, including a witness list, will be released later this week.*