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    “She needs to be out there where the action is, where the people are, where the local officials are,” a FEMA veteran said of Deanne Criswell, the agency’s administrator.
    CreditSarah Silbiger for The New York Times

    FEMA Chief ‘Adds a Human Touch’ to Disaster Response

    For Deanne Criswell, a former firefighter and the face of the government’s response to Hurricane Ian, handling complex disasters has been a mainstay of her career.