Floods (21 - 30 of 43 items)
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...
Emergency Assistance: Operation of USDA's Livestock Feed Programs
RCED-87-59: Published: Mar 6, 1987. Publicly Released: Mar 6, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) emergency livestock feed assistance programs to determine: (1) whether the Emergency Feed Assistance Program (EFAP) was effective in providing a timely response to emergency conditions in Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, and South Dakota during 1985 and 1986; (2) the comparative benefits of the Emergency Feed...
Federal Disaster Assistance: Relief to 1985 Virginia Flood Victims--Process and Alternatives
RCED-87-21BR: Published: Oct 3, 1986. Publicly Released: Nov 4, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the adequacy and timeliness of federal disaster assistance provided to Virginia victims of a November 1985 flood, specifically: (1) the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) public assistance; (2) the Small Business Administration's (SBA) disaster loans; (3) the FEMA National Flood Insurance Program; (4) the FEMA Temporary Housing Assistance...
Time-Critical Aid: Disaster Reconstruction Assistance--A Better Delivery System Is Needed
NSIAD-87-1: Published: Oct 16, 1986. Publicly Released: Oct 16, 1986.
GAO reviewed the Agency for International Development's (AID) administration of the disaster reconstruction assistance projects to help Bolivia, Ecuador, and Peru after the floods and droughts resulting from the weather phenomenon called El Nino in 1982 and 1983, focusing on steps AID could take to improve the future delivery of time-critical disaster reconstruction assistance.In response to the d...
Request for Relief
B-193701: Published: Mar 18, 1980. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1985.
A senator requested reconsideration of a decision which denied relief to an imprest fund cashier for the loss of $4,000. The cashier was responsible for the imprest fund under emergency conditions while he was serving as a member of a Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Disaster Response Team sent to provide relief following a flood. The team lived under harsh conditions and worked long hours, so...
Effect of Premium Increases on Achieving the National Flood Insurance Program's Objectives
RCED-83-107: Published: Feb 28, 1983. Publicly Released: Mar 21, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the impact which recent rate increases have had on individual and community participation in the National Flood Insurance Program.GAO found that since the Federal Emergency Management Agency raised rates in January 1981 individual participation has declined. Participation fell from a peak of about 2,014,500 policies in December 1980 to about 1,8...