Snow disasters for local, state and federal governments in the National Capital Region response and recovery partnerships with FEMA : hearing before the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, House of Representatives, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, second session, March 23, 2010 by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management

Cover of: Snow disasters for local, state and federal governments in the National Capital Region | United States. Congress. House. Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management

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  • Emergency management,
  • United States,
  • Management,
  • Intergovernmental cooperation,
  • United States. Federal Emergency Management Agency,
  • Blizzards,
  • Rules and practice

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LC ClassificationsKF27 .P8964 2010c
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 172 p. ;
Number of Pages172
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24798036M
ISBN 100160863910
ISBN 109780160863912
LC Control Number2010532917
OCLC/WorldCa662598400

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UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. SNOW DISASTERS FOR LOCAL, STATE AND FEDERAL GOVERNMENTS IN THE NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION: RESPONSE AND RECOVERY PARTNERSHIPS WITH FEMA.

Ma Good afternoon, Chairwoman Norton, Ranking Member Diaz-Balart, and distinguished members of the Subcommittee. Snow disasters for local, state and federal governments in the National Capitol Region response and recovery partnerships with FEMA: hearing before the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, House of Representatives, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, second session, Ma Snow disasters for local, state, and federal governments in the National Capital Region: response and recovery partnerships with FEMA: hearing before the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, House of Representatives, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, second session.

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