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Profile Response: Ed Curtis, Senior Civil Engineer, FEMA, Oakland, CA

Much of the Southern California coast is a long beach with tall cliffs. The cliffs, topped with pricey real estate, are erodible. According to Ed Curtis, we have two options. “Option one; stabilize the bluff and eventually lose the beach. … Continue reading

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Profile Response: Juliette Hayes, Risk Analysis Branch Chief, Mitigation Division, FEMA Region IX, Oakland, CA

“Disasters are 100% political.” For a federal employee, Juliette Hayes says downright radical things. Yet she gets away with it because: one, she’s right; and two, you know she’s coming from a place that wants to help, not hinder. She’s … Continue reading

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