Podcast on Resilience and Hurricane Sandy
Posted on August 03, 2015
After Hurricane Sandy, the federal government appropriated about $50 billion for recovery. Part of this money was to help prepare for, recover from, and adapt to future disasters. This is known as “disaster resilience and hazard mitigation”—something we and others have advocated for to help limit the costs of recovering from natural and other disasters.
Listen to Chris Currie, a director in GAO’s Homeland Security and Justice team, discuss his team’s recent review of federal efforts to strengthen disaster resilience after Hurricane Sandy.