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Declaring Disasters

Created on December 12, 2014

Declaring Disasters

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Read the original report, "Where Does Your State Rank in Disaster Preparedness?" by Ellen Prichard and David Inserra.

The number of FEMA emergency declarations has risen nearly five-fold since Ronald Reagan was President.

Source: Federal Emergency Management Agency, “Disaster Declarations,” http://www.fema.gov/disasters. Figures are through September 30, 2014.

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