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House Proceeding 12-17-07 on Dec 17th, 2007 :: 1:04:56 to 1:09:13
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Chris Carney

1:03:24 to 1:04:56( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Chris Carney

Chris Carney

1:04:37 to 1:04:56( Edit History Discussion )

Chris Carney: pro tempore: the gentlelady reserves. the gentleman from california. mr. issa: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized.

Eleanor Holmes Norton

1:04:56 to 1:05:09( Edit History Discussion )

Eleanor Holmes Norton: mr. issa: mr. speaker, i rise in a bipartisan support of this resolution with my colleague from the district of columbia in honoring the first responders and citizens who were lost and who

Eleanor Holmes Norton

1:04:56 to 1:09:13( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Eleanor Holmes Norton

Eleanor Holmes Norton

1:05:09 to 1:05:25( Edit History Discussion )

Eleanor Holmes Norton: dealt with this extreme storm in such a valiant way. all of us know the beauty of mount st. helen. all of us know the beauty of the region. but few of us outside the region could understand

Eleanor Holmes Norton

1:05:25 to 1:05:38( Edit History Discussion )

Eleanor Holmes Norton: the strength of the storm that flooded whole communities, battered trees, roadways, and destroyed power for entireir communities and left at least eight dead. in the aftermath, as the waters

Eleanor Holmes Norton

1:05:38 to 1:05:54( Edit History Discussion )

Eleanor Holmes Norton: recreed, we in congress join with -- recede, we in congress join with the people to rebuild their battered region. but more importantly, rethank the first responders, who as appropriately

Eleanor Holmes Norton

1:05:54 to 1:06:11( Edit History Discussion )

Eleanor Holmes Norton: people sought cover and safety, went out to deal with the effects of this store at the risof life and limb. and with that i yield back the balance of my time. i urge support for this important

Eleanor Holmes Norton

1:06:11 to 1:06:26( Edit History Discussion )

Eleanor Holmes Norton: resolution. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california yields back. the gentlelady from the district of columbia. ms. norton: mr. speaker, it is with great pleasure and great feeling

Eleanor Holmes Norton

1:06:26 to 1:06:40( Edit History Discussion )

Eleanor Holmes Norton: of sympathy and of great respect for those who have suffered so courageously through this storm that i yield to mr. david wu. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from oregon is recognized.

Eleanor Holmes Norton

1:06:40 to 1:06:53( Edit History Discussion )

Eleanor Holmes Norton: mr. wu: i thank the gentlelady. mr. speaker, between december 1 and december 3, the states of oregon and washington were battered by an exceptionally severe storm. one caught -- one wind measurement

Eleanor Holmes Norton

1:06:53 to 1:07:10( Edit History Discussion )

Eleanor Holmes Norton: instrument clocked at 129 miles an hour before it blew over, and i'm told by a helicopter pilot that the u.s. coast guard measured winds up to 150 miles an hour. this is the first time

Eleanor Holmes Norton

1:07:10 to 1:07:29( Edit History Discussion )

Eleanor Holmes Norton: that the national weather service used the term hurricane in connection with a storm outside of the tropics or the subtropics, certainly as far north as latitude 45, where we are. we set

Eleanor Holmes Norton

1:07:29 to 1:07:45( Edit History Discussion )

Eleanor Holmes Norton: an unfortunate record. we have frequent storms in the pacific northwest. but what set this one apart while the typical winter storm brings storms of 50 miles an hour to coastal oregon, this

Eleanor Holmes Norton

1:07:45 to 1:07:58( Edit History Discussion )

Eleanor Holmes Norton: storm brought sustained winds to 80 to 100 mileses an hour for 24 hours and gusts up to 130, 150 miles an hour, entire swaths of trees were uprooted or snapped off, homes were flooded. 12

Eleanor Holmes Norton

1:07:58 to 1:08:23( Edit History Discussion )

Eleanor Holmes Norton: to 14 inches of rain fell in a 24-hour period in some parts of the coast range. and both i-5 -- interstate 5 and the main amtrak line on the west coast were closed for a period of time. . the

Eleanor Holmes Norton

1:08:23 to 1:08:36( Edit History Discussion )

Eleanor Holmes Norton: folks who live in the coast range and on the coast were especially hard hit, but we are a hearty people who live in this paradise and people took care of themselves, they immediately reached out

Eleanor Holmes Norton

1:08:36 to 1:08:54( Edit History Discussion )

Eleanor Holmes Norton: this their -- out to their neighbors, they helped each other, pulled together as a community, and we got through this together. unfortunately several people perished. many people were injured,

Eleanor Holmes Norton

1:08:54 to 1:09:13( Edit History Discussion )

Eleanor Holmes Norton: and many people went without heat or electricity or telephone service or were cut off from the world and were cut off by landslides on roads also in addition to the loss of communication. but people

Robert A. Brady

1:09:13 to 1:09:29( Edit History Discussion )

Robert A. Brady: got through this together in the great tradition of america and the great tradition of the northwest and of oregon. i'd like to especially commend the local and state first responders, the

Robert A. Brady

1:09:13 to 1:10:38( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Robert A. Brady

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