- Associated Press - Friday, November 21, 2014

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) - U.S. Rep. Jeff Duncan is hosting a congressional field hearing in South Carolina on how states are prepared to deal with disasters ranging from hurricanes and storms to Ebola and cyberattacks.

The hearing is scheduled for Friday in Clemson.

Duncan, who represents the 3rd Congressional District in the northwestern corner of the state, is chairman of the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency.

The panel will hear from witnesses on how disaster planning has changed in the quarter century since Hurricane Hugo smashed into South Carolina. The Category 4 storm hit the Charleston area in 1989.

Federal Emergency Management Agency officials are testifying, as is state Adjutant General Robert Livingston and Kim Stenson, the director of the South Carolina Emergency Management Division.

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