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Turnout small at public hearing for disaster preparedness committee

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

State Representative Steve Hodges, left, and Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder listen to testimony from Donna Morris of the Mini Farms Homeowners Association at the public hearing for the Interim Committee on Disaster Preparedness, Response and recovery in Charleston on Monday afternoon.
(Photo by David Jenkins, Staff)

CHARLESTON -- Members of the Interim Committee on Disaster Preparedness, Response and Recovery held a public hearing in Charleston on Monday afternoon, receiving public input on the state's handling of recent disasters.

Only a handful of people were in attendance to testify before Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder and state representatives Steve Hodges (District 161) and Don Gosen (District 84) at the Clara Drinkwater Newman Public Library.

While Monday's hearing was small, the committee still heard testimony of how state agencies helped local law enforcement during last year's flood.

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