Congressional Natural Hazards Caucus Roundtable

Monday, January 22, 2001
2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Room 138, Dirksen Senate Office Building

Co-Chairs Ted Stevens (R-AK) and John Edwards (D-NC) held a roundtable discussion on the recent earthquake disaster in El Salvador and the broader natural hazards challenges that face the United States. The senators released a discussion document prepared for the caucus highlighting why the nation is becoming more vulnerable to natural disasters and what actions Congress could take to solve the problem.

The senators were joined by U.S. Geological Survey Director Associate Director for Geology P. Patrick Leahy and Dr. William Hooke, Senior Policy Fellow at the American Meteorological Society.