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TODAY: Butte County, CA to Testify on FEMA Assistance for Communities Facing Wildfires

Deputy Chief Administrative Officer of Butte County, CA, Casey Hatcher, will testify on the effectiveness of FEMA assistance to communities facing wildfires to the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today, Deputy Chief Administrative Officer of Butte County, CA, Casey Hatcher, will testify before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on the effectiveness of Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) assistance to communities facing wildfires.

“Wildfires throughout the Western US threaten millions of lives, and they are only getting worse,” said Kristi More, The Ferguson Group (TFG) Managing Partner of Strategic Development.  “Butte County, CA is no stranger to the immense challenges local governments face to protect their communities from disastrous wildfires, as well as other natural disasters like drought and flood. We’ve worked with them for years to find solutions at the federal level to respond and mitigate the catastrophic impacts of wildfires. This hearing is an opportunity for Congress to learn from local leaders firsthand how to best implement FEMA programs and protect communities from fires.”

Butte County, CA, has been at the epicenter of dozens of devastating wildfires that have gained national attention, including the 2020 North Complex Fire and the 2018 Camp Fire, the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California's history. TFG has worked closely with Butte County, CA for decades to support their disaster response efforts at the federal level.

View more information on the hearing here.

Who:      Deputy Chief Administrative Officer of Butte County, CA, Casey Hatcher

What:     “Are FEMA’s Assistance Programs Adequately Designed to Assist Communities Before, During, and After Wildfire” Hearing

When:   Tuesday, October 26th at 10:00 AM Eastern

Where:  U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

Tune in: https://transportation.house.gov/committee-activity/hearings/are-femas-assistance-programs-adequately-designed-to-assist-communities-before-during-and-after-wildfire

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