Floods (41 - 43 of 43 items)
The Johnstown Area Flood of 1977: A Case Study for the Future
CED-78-114: Published: May 5, 1978. Publicly Released: May 5, 1978.
In July 1977, the Johnstown, Pennsylvania, area was declared a major disaster area after a flood struck 136 communities in 8 counties and killed 76 people, injured or caused illness to 2,700, and damaged over $300 million in property. Federal disaster assistance to the Johnstown area is expected to total $261 million. Assistance was available to individual victims and State and local governments f...
Delayed Redevelopment Was Reasonable After Flood Disaster in West Virginia
CED-77-17: Published: Dec 30, 1976. Publicly Released: May 17, 1977.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the federal role in the redevelopment of the Buffalo Creek Valley, West Virginia, following severe flooding caused by the collapse of a coal-waste dam, focusing on delays and problems encountered in housing construction, highway relocation, and water and sewage system construction.Because of the unique nature and problems of the area, additional co...