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Field hearing entitled, “Emergency Preparedness: Examining Federal, State, and Local Coordination in Coastal Communities.”

November 28, 2023 – 8:00 am - 10:00 am

The Subcommittee on Emergency Management and Technology will hold a field hearing to examine disaster mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery in coastal communities. The hearing will focus on local communities’ current coordination with the federal government, including the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), will evaluate improvements to that coordination, and address state and local emergency preparedness responsibilities.

DATE: Tuesday, November 28, 2023

TIME: 8:00 AM CT / 9:00 AM ET

LOCATION: Millie M. Charles School of Social Work Auditorium, Southern University at New Orleans, 6804 Press Drive, New Orleans, Louisiana, 70122


Tony Robinson
Region 6 Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Department of Homeland Security

Francisco Sánchez Jr.
Associate Administrator, Office of Disaster Recovery & Resilience, Small Business Administration (SBA)

Casey Tingle
Director, Governor’s Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP), State of Louisiana

Pamela Gonzales Granger
President and Owner, McBade Engineers & Consultants, LLC

Witness testimony can be found here.