GAO’s Disaster Assistance Collection

Posted on December 19, 2017
Hurricanes, wildfire, floods, the Zika virus—natural and manmade disasters have significant consequences for people, communities, and the environment. So, what is the federal government doing to respond to these disasters and help with long-term recovery efforts? Check out our new webpage on disaster assistance to find out! We’ve conducted in-depth investigations into FEMA’s work, the National Flood Insurance Program—including ideas for comprehensive reforms—and the Department of Health and Human Services’ efforts to deal effectively with public health emergencies. The new collection shares some of our findings and offers links to our key reports in these areas. Our collection also features our Facebook Live video, Cuppa GAO—Coffee with our Experts, with Chris Currie, a director in our Homeland Security and Justice team. In the video, he discusses federal disaster response and recovery efforts and challenges, for FEMA and other agencies.

GAO: Cuppa GAO: Coffee With Our Experts - Disaster Assistance

And take a look at our infographic detailing how much the federal government spends on disaster assistance. Disaster Assistance infographic