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FEMA advisers meet in GF

The Federal Emergency Management Agency's advisory council is holding a meeting this morning in Grand Forks' Alerus Center. City officials anticipate that the agency's administrator, Craig Fugate, and his deputy, Bob Shea, to also be on hand. Gra...

The Federal Emergency Management Agency's advisory council is holding a meeting this morning in Grand Forks' Alerus Center.

City officials anticipate that the agency's administrator, Craig Fugate, and his deputy, Bob Shea, to also be on hand. Grand Forks Mayor Mike Brown is a member of the council, which includes more than 30 others.

The meeting is from about 10 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. today and 10:15 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. Thursday. It's open to the public. A public comment period is scheduled for 1:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. Thursday.

According to the Federal Register, if the meeting is running ahead of schedule, public comments may take place at 11:30 a.m. Speakers must be present at 10:15 a.m.

The city has requested two panel discussions from the meeting, one to discuss how Grand Forks worked with FEMA during the recovery after the 1997 flood. The other panel will be about the floods this spring. The state flood recovery coordinator Brig. Gen. Terry Robinson, Valley City (N.D.) Mayor Mary Lee Nielson and Lisbon (N.D.) Mayor Ross Cole would offer their first-hand perspectives.

Related Topics: 2009 FLOOD
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