Congressional Natural Hazards Caucus Forum On Reducing America's Vulnerability To Disasters

Wednesday, June 21, 2000
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon
Room 124, Dirksen Senate Office Building

This initial forum of the caucus, which was attended by over 180 people, highlighted how Congress can help make the nation more resilient to the many natural and man-made hazards facing the nation, including floods, earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, landslides, volcanoes, hailstorms, drought, fire, and tsunamis. Senators Stevens and Edwards were joined by Senator Akaka to receive testimony.

The Honorable James Lee Witt, Director, Federal Emergency Management Agency
Ms. Sue Richter, Senior Vice President, American Red Cross
Mr. Eric Tolbert, North Carolina Director of Emergency Management
Mr. John Jones, Deputy Director, National Weather Service
Mr. Harvey Ryland, President, Institute for Business and Home Safety
Dr. William Hooke, Senior Policy Fellow, American Meteorological Society