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Legislative Branch

Disaster Relief

Save millions: In recent years we have seen one disaster after another. Each time the President flys to that area to declare it a disaster area and then at some point determines a disaster fund to help them. Determine from past cost what the average is and donate that amount immediately to that area or to the red cross for relief in that specific area only or donate it to FEMA which always seems to need it. The president... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Community Based Emergency Centers - Rail-Safe Harbor

Rapid Respose from FEMA.
Local Employment Construction Opportunity.
Base-sites in communities (e.g. Inexpensive warehouse design, eg. Walgreens size) that are multi-use and spread across the National Rail system to house, treat and/or evacuate populace on a temporary short term basis for a few days before, during or after a disaster event. FEMA heavy resources respond to each location within 6 hours via freight rail utilizing... more »

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Department of Commerce

Utilize Other Organization Damage Assessments

After severe weather strikes an area, the NWS sends scores of people - often in overtime status - to survey damage. Likewise, local emergency managers, American Red Cross, and other organizations conduct similar assessments in the same area. Utilizing and sharing ALL of the assessments would reduce the amount of time / money the NWS spends on conducting assessments.

The cost of these 'surveys' can be substantial,... more »

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