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For the English version of this page, see GAO-20-168.
Examinamos cómo la Agencia Federal para el Desarrollo de la Pequeña Empresa (SBA, por sus siglas en inglés) planeó y respondió a los huracanes Harvey, Irma, y María en 2017, entre otras cosas.
Para la versión de esta página en español, ver a GAO-20-369.
We reviewed how the Small Business Administration planned for and responded to Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria in 2017, among other things.
Disaster costs will likely increase as extreme weather events become more frequent and intense due to climate change, scientists report. In 2018 alone, weather and climate disasters in the United States cost at least $91 billion.
What GAO FoundIn the past 2 years, notable progress has been made in the vast majority of areas that were on GAO's 2011 High Risk List. Congress passed several laws and took oversight actions to help address high-risk areas.
In accordance with Public Law 108-324, GAO is required to audit the reimbursement of up to $70 million of appropriated funds to the American Red Cross (Red Cross) for disaster relief associated with 2004 hurricanes Charley, Frances, Ivan, and Jeanne.