National Flood Insurance Program: FEMA Can Improve Community Oversight and Data Sharing, Report to Congressional Committees [open pdf - 8MB]
From the Highlights: "NFIP's [National Flood Insurance Program] effectiveness depends in part on communities implementing FEMA requirements on floodplain management and post-disaster rebuilding efforts. GAO [Government Accountability Office] was asked to undertake a comprehensive evaluation of federal disaster preparedness, response, and recovery efforts. This report examines (1) requirements NFIP communities must meet and challenges they face, (2) FEMA's use of community visits to ensure compliance, and (3) how FEMA oversees community implementation of NFIP requirements for conducting substantial damage assessments."
Government Accountability Office: https://www.gao.gov/