The day W. Craig Fugate took over Florida's Division of Emergency Management in 2001, the state faced a major crisis. Florida was in the midst of a drought so serious that then-Gov. Jeb Bush said he was praying for rain.
In 2004, Fugate faced the opposite problem: four powerful hurricanes that dumped rain in biblical proportions.
Now Fugate, 49, faces his biggest challenge ever. He has been tapped by President Obama to take over the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which became notorious under Michael Brown for its fumbling response to Hurricane Katrina.