Hurricanes (31 - 33 of 33 items)
Preliminary Information on the Federal Government's Response to Recent Natural Disasters
T-RCED-90-75: Published: May 1, 1990. Publicly Released: May 1, 1990.
GAO discussed the federal government's response to recent natural disasters. GAO found that: (1) emergency preparedness seems to have been plagued by coordination difficulties and uncertainty about the roles and responsibilities of the agencies involved in disaster relief; (2) the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) might need to provide specific guidelines to help ensure that emergency pla...
Review of FEMA Role in Assisting State and Local Governments To Develop Hurricane Preparedness Planning
RCED-83-182: Published: Jul 7, 1983. Publicly Released: Jul 7, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the principal federal programs relating to hurricane preparedness planning and the preparedness activities of a number of state and local governments.GAO found that, although the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is responsible for administering federal emergency management programs, FEMA involvement in hurricane preparedness assistance...
Federal Role in Hurricane Preparedness Planning
121286: May 5, 1983
GAO reviewed the principal Federal programs and activities relating to hurricane preparedness at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the Army Corps of Engineers. The Federal Government provides three services that have a direct impact on local preparedness levels: forecasting, technical assistance, and financial assistance...