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EVENT ADVISORY: Former FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate on Extreme Weather Recovery and Lessons Learned from Superstorm Sandy
Press Advisory

EVENT ADVISORY: Former FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate on Extreme Weather Recovery and Lessons Learned from Superstorm Sandy

Washington, D.C. — Following the historic floods in Houston and devastating hurricane damage in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico, Congress has the chance not only to direct much-needed aid to families and communities, but also to use the lessons learned from past recoveries—including Superstorm Sandy and Hurricane Katrina—to rebuild communities that are more resilient to future floods and extreme weather events.

Join the Center for American Progress and former Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Craig Fugate, who will discuss his experience following Superstorm Sandy. His remarks will be followed by a panel of experts who will highlight different aspects of the recovery, including best practices for building resilient infrastructure, public health challenges in the wake of disasters, and the need for aid to flow to historically disadvantaged communities simultaneously dealing with flood damage, toxic waste, and air pollution in the aftermath of hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria.

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WHO

Keynote speaker:
Craig Fugate, former Administrator, FEMA

Moderated by:
Christy Goldfuss, Vice President for Energy and Environment Policy, Center for American Progress

A panel of experts will follow.

WHEN

Tuesday, October 3, 2017
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. ET

WHERE

Center for American Progress
1333 H Street NW, 10th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005

For more information, please contact Sam Hananel at [email protected] or 202-478-6327.