ABSTRACT

Fact Sheet: DHS Inspector General Finds That FEMA's Flood Map Program Is Underfunded and Inadequate   [open pdf - 34KB]

"Today, the Department of Homeland Security's Inspector General is releasing a report entitled 'Challenges in FEMA's Flood Map Modernization Program'. The report raises serious questions about the adequacy of program funding and warns that inaccurate, outdated, and obsolete flood maps may place homeowners and residents at physical and financial risk. The report is also highly critical of FEMA's management of the $1.5 billion program and the contractor's performance, which have resulted in significant delays and cost overruns. These findings raise serious questions about FEMA's capacity to manage activities within its core responsibilities and call further into question the agency's ability to oversee the spending of billions of dollars in the response to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita."

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Date:
2005-10-18
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Public Domain
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UC Berkeley Law Library: http://128.32.29.133/disasters.php?categoryID=4
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pdf
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