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GAO Key Issues: Disaster Management [website]   [open html - 42KB]

This "Key Issues" webpage by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) hosts a file folder-type compilation of resources pertaining to "Disaster Management." "Natural disasters and terrorist attacks are horrific events, often unpredictable, and capable of devastating communities and crippling regional economies. The destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy and the extensive rebuilding effort in New York and New Jersey provide a jarring reminder of how sudden and devastating these events can be. Disaster management-preparation, response, recovery, and mitigation-can be costly, and typically involves the efforts of multiple federal agencies, multiple levels of government, and the private and non-profit sectors. The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), the key component of the federal government's efforts to minimize the financial impact of floods, is also an important element of disaster management, but comprehensive reforms will need to be implemented successfully to ensure the program's stability." Headings for tabbed document categories include: "Issue Summary" ; "Key Reports" ; "Multimedia" ; "Related GAO Links" and "GAO Contact."

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