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Is D.C. Prepared for a Major Emergency?

Natalie Jones Best is the emergency preparedness and risk manager for the District of Columbia's Department of Transportation.
Tina Tennessen, NPR
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Natalie Jones Best is the emergency preparedness and risk manager for the District of Columbia's Department of Transportation.

The District of Columbia has developed plans to deal with a terrorist attack or a natural disaster. But much depends on local neighborhood officials, and some are not so confident about their ability to cope.

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