Flood Insurance in the US: Lessons from FEMA’s Recent Data Release (Part I)

At the beginning of last summer, FEMA released a wealth of historical data on flood insurance in the United States. The recent release of NFIP microdata has enabled a closer look at this program, providing an overview of flood risk in the United States and the challenges of flood risk management. Read More

Incentivizing Local Governments to Manage Disaster Risk More Effectively

To effectively reduce federal exposure to disaster losses and simultaneously encourage local governments to better manage their risk and invest more in cost-effective risk reduction measures, FEMA should widely eliminate assistance for the repair and reconstruction of public buildings, exempting small and financially challenged communities that would not otherwise recover.Read More