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Emergency Preparedness: Are We Ready For A 21st Century Hugo?

Date: Friday, November 21, 2014 Time: 01:00 PM Location: Tillman Hall, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina 29634 Subcommittee: Oversight & Management Efficiency (113th Congress) Issue: Emergency Preparedness & Communications



  • Mr. Robert J. Fenton, Jr., Acting Deputy Associate Administrator, Office of Response and Recovery, Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Jeffrey L. Payne, Ph.D., Acting Director, Coastal Management, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • Major General Robert Livingston, Jr., Adjutant General, State of South Carolina
  • Mr. Kim Stenson, Director, Emergency Management Division, State of South Carolina
  • Mr. John S. Skipper, Jr., Sheriff, Anderson County, South Carolina


  • Dr. Clifton R. Lacy, Director, Institute for Emergency Preparedness and Homeland Security, Rutgers University
  • Mr. Jim Bottum, Chief Information Officer and Vice Provost, Computing and Information Technology, Clemson University
  • Mr. Thomas Louden, General Secretary, North and South Carolina Division, The Salvation Army
  • Dr. Jason O. Hallstrom, Deputy Director, Institute of Computational Ecology, Clemson University
  • Emily Bentley, J.D., Associate Professor, Homeland Security and Emergency Management Program, Savannah State University


Prepared Opening Statement - Ranking Member Thompson

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