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President Barack Obama reaches to greet people at the FEMA recovery center on the grounds of New Dorp High School on the Staten Island borough of New York, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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President Barack Obama ducks into a tent to greet people at a FEMA recovery center on the grounds of New Dorp High School on the Staten Island borough of New York, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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President Barack Obama comforts a woman at the FEMA recovery center on the grounds of New Dorp High School, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, on Staten Island, in New York. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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President Barack Obama reaches to greet people at the FEMA recovery center on the grounds of New Dorp High School on the Staten Island borough of New York, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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** FILE ** President Barack Obama, accompanied by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, second from left, and others, speaks about superstorm Sandy during a visit to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Headquarters in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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President Obama (center), with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Craig Fugate, and other local and federal officials, speaks about the superstorm Sandy relief efforts while standing in front of North Point Marina on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, in Brigantine, N.J. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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** FILE ** President Barack Obama, accompanied by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, second from left, and others, speaks about superstorm Sandy during a visit to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Headquarters in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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President Obama (left) attends a briefing with Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Craig Fugate at the National Response Coordination Center at FEMA headquarters in Washington on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

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President Obama, after a briefing on Hurricane Sandy with Federal Emergency Management Agency administrator Craig Fugate (right), said, “My message to the governors, as well as to the mayors, is: ‘Anything they need, we will be there.’ (Associated Press)

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President Obama, after a briefing on Hurricane Sandy with Federal Emergency Management Agency administrator Craig Fugate (right), said, “My message to the governors, as well as to the mayors, is: ‘Anything they need, we will be there.’ (Associated Press)

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President Obama, left, listens as Federal Emergency Management Agency administrator Craig Fugate speaks to the media at FEMA Headquarters in Washington, on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012. FEMA is coordinating the deployment of federal resources in preparation for Hurricane Sandy. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

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President Obama, left, listens as Federal Emergency Management Agency administrator Craig Fugate speaks to the media at FEMA Headquarters in Washington, on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012. FEMA is coordinating the deployment of federal resources in preparation for Hurricane Sandy. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

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President Obama (left) attends a briefing with Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Craig Fugate at the National Response Coordination Center at FEMA headquarters in Washington on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

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A report by the Government Accountability Office described the existing Emergency Alert System as "antiquated" and "unreliable" and said that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has made only "limited progress" in creating a system to replace it.

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This map, released by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, shows the likely effects from a 10-kiloton nuclear device set off a few blocks north of the White House. (AP Photo/FEMA)

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This map, released by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, is contained in a report from a study that analyzed the likely effects from terrorists setting off a 10-kiloton nuclear device a few blocks north of the White House. The map shows a summary of severe, moderate and light damage zones, and types of damage or injuries likely to be encountered by responders. (AP Photo/FEMA)

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Hurricane Katrina victim David Bellinger, 63, is blind and needed a friend to read him the letter from FEMA that says the agency wants him to pay back more than $3,200 in federal aid he improperly received after the disaster. "If I have to pay this money back, it would pretty much wipe out all the savings I have," he said. )(Associated Press)

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**FILE** Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, gestures during a Sept. 22, 2011, news conference on Capitol Hill to discuss FEMA funding and the continuing resolution to fund the government. (Associated Press)

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, joined by Sen. Mary L. Landrieu, Louisiana Democrat, speaks about funding for the Federal Emergency Management Agency at the Capitol in Washington on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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President Obama listens to an update on the status of Hurricane Irene at Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) headquarters in Washington on Aug. 27, 2011. He is joined by Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano (left) and FEMA director Craig Fugate (right). (Associated Press)