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Topic - W. Craig Fugate
Colorado officials drew inspiration from the Denver Broncos as they vowed Monday to rebuild the state's infrastructure better than it was after epic flooding destroyed homes, roads and bridges along the heavily populated Front Range.
While Congress is facing several unresolved issues in a potentially busy post-election lame duck session, finding additional disaster relief money for Hurricane Sandy likely won't be on the list, as FEMA and lawmakers say available funds should be sufficient.
The government has your cell phone number, and it's going to send you text messages whether you like it or not. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski joined Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator W. Craig Fugate in New York City on Tuesday to announce a multimillion dollar federal program that, in theory, will notify mobile phone users in times of grave emergency. Like so many Washington-centric ideas, this one was obsolete long before it got off the drawing board.
Mr. Fugate urged Coloradans affected by the flooding to contact FEMA, adding that 3,000 families have already applied for disaster relief.
Referring to Mr. Fugate, he said, "What I hear you saying to all of us is, 'Let's not hurry but let's be quick.'