Reforming US Disaster Policy to Prepare for a Riskier Future

I just came across a paper titled Bracing for the Storm; How to Reform U.S. Disaster Policy to Prepare for a Riskier Future.  It does not list the authors and it does not say anything about the sponsoring organization, SmarterSafer.org. So, I  checked on the organization, and it an interesting amalgamation of many serious environmental and professional organizations.

It is an interesting, crisply written document of 21 pages that would useful to newcomers to the field. My reaction was sadness: I have heard most of the points made for almost 4 decades.  Promoting mitigation and encouraging reform to the NFIP are just two of the long-term issues that do not get repaired, decade after decade.

I welcome comments and indications that we are making progress.

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