FEMA administrator testifying on Hurricane Ida response, recovery in Washington

A FEMA Administrator is expected to testify in Washington, D.C. Tuesday regarding the agency’s response to Hurricane Ida.

Deanna Criswell will speak before the Committee on Oversight and Reform starting at 10 a.m.

According to a news release from the committee, the hearing will focus on the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) recovery efforts following Hurricane Ida, including improvements the Biden administration has made to accelerate recovery efforts following natural disasters and steps FEMA must take to implement an environmental justice strategy to improve equity in disaster recovery and build climate-resilient communities.

Hurricane Ida resulted in nearly 90 deaths across the United States and caused widespread damage across Southeast Louisiana.

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