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Federal Flood Policy: Balancing Challenges and Lessons $162.00
Editors: James E. Rysanek
Book Description:
Floods remain a significant hazard in the United States. Developing and investing in flood-prone areas represents a tradeoff between the location's economic benefits and the exposure to a flood hazard. In the United States, flood mitigation, protection, emergency response and recovery roles and responsibilities are shared. Local governments are responsible for land use and zoning decisions that shape floodplain and coastal development. State and federal programs, policies, and investments influence community and individual decisions on managing flood risk. This new book examines federal flood policy challenges; FEMA's pre-disaster mitigation program; flood risk management and levees; federal flood insurance and the potential impact on agriculture. (Imprint: Nova Press)

Table of Contents:
Preface

Federal Flood Policy Challenges: Lessons from the 2008 Midwest Flood;pp. 1-50
(Nicole T. Carter)

FEMA's Pre-Disaster Mitigation Program: Overview and Issues;pp. 51-81
(Francis X. McCarthy, Natalie Keegan)

Flood Risk Management and Levees: A Federal Primer;pp. 83-96
(Betsy A. Cody, Nicole T. Carter)

Midwest Flooding Disaster: Rethinking Federal Flood Insurance?;pp. 97-122
(Rawle O. King)

Midwest Floods of 2008: Potential Impact on Agriculture;pp. 123-142
(Randy Schnepf)

Index pp.143-151

   Series:
      Natural Disaster Research, Prediction and Mitigation
   Binding: ebook
   Pub. Date: 2011
   Pages: 151.pp
   ISBN: 978-1-53611-612-0
   Status: AV
  
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