Flood insurance (21 - 30 of 40 items)
Midwest Flood: Information on the Performance, Effects, and Control of Levees
RCED-95-125: Published: Aug 7, 1995. Publicly Released: Aug 28, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the operations of levees involved in the 1993 Midwest flood, focusing on: (1) whether the Army Corps of Engineers' flood control levees prevented flooding and reduced damage or increased the flooding and added to the damage; and (2) the governments exercise control over the design, construction, placement, and maintenance of nonfederal levees.GAO f...
Disaster Assistance: Information on Expenditures and Proposals to Improve Effectiveness and Reduce Future Costs
T-RCED-95-140: Published: Mar 16, 1995. Publicly Released: Mar 16, 1995.
GAO discussed federal disaster assistance, focusing on: (1) ways to enhance the effectiveness of federal disaster programs; (2) proposals to modify disaster assistance policy to lower future federal costs; and (3) the accuracy of financial information in the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Disaster Relief Fund. GAO noted that: (1) greater flexibility by FEMA in providing grant funding...
GAO Work on Disaster Assistance
RCED-94-293R: Published: Aug 31, 1994. Publicly Released: Aug 31, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO: (1) summarized its work related to federal disaster assistance; and (2) provided information on federal agencies' responses to its prior recommendations. GAO noted that in response to its recommendations: (1) the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has required states to upgrade their responses to catastrophic disasters, assisted local, state, and f...
Flood Insurance: Financial Resources May Not Be Sufficient to Meet Future Expected Losses
RCED-94-80: Published: Mar 21, 1994. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the financial condition of the National Flood Insurance Program, focusing on the: (1) actuarial soundness of the program; (2) potential financial impacts of increasing subsidized flood insurance rates and enhancing program participation; and (3) procedures used to set flood insurance rates.GAO found that: (1) the flood insurance program is not actu...
Flood Insurance: Information on Various Aspects of the National Flood Insurance Program
T-RCED-93-70: Published: Sep 14, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 14, 1993.
GAO discussed the Federal Insurance Administration's (FIA) National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), focusing on the: (1) actuarial soundness of the NFIP Fund and the impact of eliminating subsidized flood insurance rates; (2) procedures used to set flood insurance rates; and (3) NFIP Fund's financial management problems. GAO noted that: (1) the NFIP Fund is not actuarily sound, since it does not h...
Flood Insurance: Information on the Mandatory Purchase Requirement
T-RCED-92-86: Published: Jul 27, 1992. Publicly Released: Jul 27, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed its review of compliance with the flood insurance mandatory purchase requirement, focusing on: (1) the extent of compliance; (2) the reasons for noncompliance; and (3) the financial risk to the federal government from noncompliance. GAO noted that: (1) the Federal Disaster Protection Act of 1973 requires the purchase of flood insurance for any fed...
Disaster Assistance: Program Changes Expedited Delivery of Individual and Family Grants
RCED-89-73: Published: Apr 4, 1989. Publicly Released: May 8, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the effect of 1986 administrative changes to the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Individual and Family Grant (IFG) Program, focusing on: (1) the timeliness of program benefits delivery to disaster victims; and (2) how the changes affected program costs.GAO found that: (1) states processed 65 percent of IFG applications within 30 day...
Flood Insurance: Statistics on the National Flood Insurance Program
RCED-88-155FS: Published: Apr 29, 1988. Publicly Released: May 3, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information regarding the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), which the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Federal Insurance Administration administers.GAO found that: (1) as of December 31, 1987, NFIP had about 2.1 million policies with a total insurance value of about $162 billion; (2) although NFIP has had a net cumulative operati...
Disaster Assistance: Response to West Virginia's November 1985 Flood Shows Need for Improvements
RCED-88-5: Published: Feb 4, 1988. Publicly Released: Mar 7, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the November 1985 West Virginia flood, focusing on: (1) state and local disaster planning and preparedness; (2) the effectiveness of existing warning systems and planned improvements; (3) the federal government's responsiveness to victims' needs; and (4) the type and amount of assistance the government provided to flood victims.GAO found that, of W...
Flood Insurance: Private Companies' Participation in the Write Your Own Program
RCED-87-108: Published: May 29, 1987. Publicly Released: Jun 29, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the status of the Write Your Own (WYO) portion of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), which the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Federal Insurance Administration (FIA) administers, specifically: (1) WYO status as of September 30, 1986; (2) the benefits the federal government received from the administrative expense allowance, which...