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FEMA juggling multiple natural disasters

Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff says he can't remember a time when FEMA was juggling so many major disasters at once.

In addition to hurricane Gustav, the Federal Emergency Management Agency is also dealing with the new hurricane Hanna, more than a dozen major uncontrolled fires across the country, flooding in eastern and northern Florida and heavy precipitation predicted later this week in Alaska.

Chertoff says the same agency that was castigated in 2005 for bungling its response to hurricane Katrina is, so far, showing it can handle the challenge of multiple emergencies.

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