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House Proceeding 04-28-09 on Apr 28th, 2009 :: 2:19:10 to 2:21:45
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David Scott

2:19:10 to 2:19:32( Edit History Discussion )

David Scott: and timely resolution which mourns the tarnle loss of life -- terrible loss of life caused by two natural disasters that occurred four days apart in central america in januaryf this year. the first was a landslide that occurred on january 4, 2009 in guatemala. the second was an earthquake on

David Scott

2:19:10 to 2:21:45( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: David Scott

David Scott

2:19:33 to 2:19:53( Edit History Discussion )

David Scott: january 8,009, in costa rica. the resolution before us conveys the deepest condolences of congress to the families of the victims and urges that the united states government maintain technical assistance to central american countries regarding disaster management and mitigation.

David Scott

2:19:54 to 2:20:15( Edit History Discussion )

David Scott: on january 4, 2009, millions of tons of earth fell on to a road in the area north of guatemalacyy in guatemala. apparently a geological fault triggered the movement of earth sending 10 million tons of mud

David Scott

2:20:16 to 2:20:38( Edit History Discussion )

David Scott: and rock down a hillside on to a road that runs from an cristobal to chicagoman north of guatemala city. at least 38 people were confirmed dead and up to 60 were missing, many of whom were coffee workersn the region. four days later, on january 8,

David Scott

2:20:39 to 2:21:00( Edit History Discussion )

David Scott: 2009, a 6.1 magnitude earthquake shook theapital region of san jose, costa rica. the earthquake's epicenter was 20 miles from san jose at a depth of 21.7 miles and the shaking continued for 40 seconds. 23 individuals were confirmed dead.

David Scott

2:21:01 to 2:21:23( Edit History Discussion )

David Scott: over 100 were treatedor injuries. and nearly a dozen went missing. including many burd by resulting landslides. guatemala and costa rica have been frequently impacted by significant natural disasters, including those in the aftermath of hurricane stan in guatemala

David Scott

2:21:24 to 2:21:46( Edit History Discussion )

David Scott: in 2005 that led to hundreds of deaths. i agree wholeheartedly that it should be the policy of the united states to continue technical assistance to governments in the regionon at the national, provincial, and local levels in the area of disaster management coordination. it is also essential that the united states take a

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