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Raising the Debt Ceiling for Hurricane Harvey?

ACROSS THE US AND WORLDWIDE, FLOODING IS THE DEADLIEST AND MOST COSTLY NATURAL DISASTER.

17 MINS AGO – HURRICANE HARVEY A CATASTROPHIC RAINFALL FLOOD THREAT; STRONGEST TEXAS …ONE OF THE WORST IN U.S HISTORY. STORM’S WORST THREAT ALSO DEADLIEST …

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JAN 12, 2017 BEFORE PRESIDENT TRUMP WAS SWORN IN AS PRESIDENT

THE US NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM (NFIP) WAS  $20 BILLION DOLLARS IN DEBT. THE LAST TIME I RESEARCHED NFIP  CIRCA 2012, IT WAS $18 BILLION DOLLARS UNDERWATER.

Behind My Back | FEMA-NFIP $20 Billion Dollar Obama Mess

www.behindmyback.org/2017/01/12/fema-nfip-20-billion-dollar-obama-mess/

Jan 12, 2017 – ANOTHER OBAMA ADMINISTRATION $20 BILLION DOLLAR FINANCIAL … FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP AND CONGRESS TO CLEAN UP.

NFIP IS SCHEDULED FOR CONGRESSIONAL REAUTHORIZATION IN 2017, AND THIS DEBATE PROMISES TO BE LIVELY.  THE NATURAL HAZARDS RESEARCH AND MITIGATION GROUP AT UC DAVIS HAS BEEN ANALYZING NFIP DATABASES, EXAMINING PATTERNS OVER THE HISTORY OF THE PROGRAM AND FOCUSING ON FLOOD LOSSES AND FLOOD INSURANCE, PARTICULARLY IN CALIFORNIA.

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Aug 25, 2017

Is FEMA Prepared for Hurricane Harvey? – Heavy.com

heavy.com/news/2017/08/is-fema-prepared-for-hurricane-harvey/

2 hours ago – Hurricane Harvey will pose THE FIRST MAJOR TEST FOR FEMA DURING DONALD TRUMP’S PRESIDENCY. In August 2005 Hurricane Katrina struck Florida, …

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Hurricane Harvey: Texas braces for ‘catastrophic flooding’ as storm …

abcnews.go.com/US/hurricane-harvey-catastrophic-flooding/story?id=49412285

52 SECS AGO – THE TEXAS COAST IS BRACING FOR IMPACT AS HURRICANE HARVEY BEARS DOWN ON … IS EXPECTED TO BE THE WORST TO HIT THE STATE IN NEARLY TWO DECADES.

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National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)

www.naic.org/cipr_topics/topic_nfip.htm

Jun 12, 2017 – National Flood Insurance Program reauthorization protects … NFIP REAUTHORIZATION EXPIRES ON SEPTEMBER 30, 2017 AND CONGRESS WILL BE …

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LESSONS LEARNED BEFORE PRESIDENT TRUMP WAS SWORN IN AS PRESIDENT

ACROSS THE US AND WORLDWIDE, FLOODING IS THE DEADLIEST AND MOST COSTLY NATURAL DISASTER.

SYSTEMIC PROBLEMS FEMA  NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM NFIP

FLOOD INSURANCE CRITICAL PROBLEMS WITH THE PROGRAM, ADMINISTERED BY THE FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY (FEMA)

DURING AND  FOLLOWING KATRINA (left out of the summary?):  THE COSTLIEST NATURAL DISASTER AND ONE OF THE FIVE DEADLIEST HURRICANES IN THE HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES.

SUPER STORM SANDY AND OTHER DISASTERS, .. PARTICULARLY IN CALIFORNIA?

UNSUSTAINABILITY ($20 BILLION DOLLARS UNDERWATER)

LOW PARTICIPATION RATES

AN INDIFFERENCE TO THE BENEFITS OF FLOOD CONTROL INFRASTRUCTURE LEVEES AND  DAMS (THE ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS?)

AGENCY MISMANAGEMENT

UNSUSTAINABLE DEBT SERVICE COSTS

AND CONTRACTOR PROFITEERING.

INACCURATE FLOOD MAPS

Behind My Back | 2014 FEMA’s Warped Data?

www.behindmyback.org/2014/03/22/2014-femas-warped-data/

From Maine to Oregon 2014 FEMA FLOOD MAPS have often been built using outdated, inaccurate data. Homeowners, in turn, have to bear the cost of fixing …

please click on the FEMA/NFIP  links on behindmyback.org

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INDEED……

Behind My Back | FEMA-NFIP $20 Billion Dollar Obama Mess

www.behindmyback.org/2017/01/12/fema-nfip-20-billion-dollar-obama-mess/

Jan 12, 2017 – ANOTHER OBAMA ADMINISTRATION $20 BILLION DOLLAR FINANCIAL … FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP AND CONGRESS TO CLEAN UP.

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(SAFE) National Flood Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2017

https://www.menendez.senate.gov/…/menendez-leads-bipartisan-flood-insurance-refor…

Jun 13, 2017 – Legislation extends National Flood Insurance Program for 6 yrs., institutes … Congress must reauthorize the NFIP, which expires on Sept.

The Sustainable, Affordable, Fair, and Efficient (SAFE) National Flood Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2017 tackles systemic problems with flood insurance,

puts it back on solid fiscal ground,

and reframes our nation’s entire disaster paradigm to one that focuses more on prevention and mitigation to spare the high cost of rebuilding after flood disasters. 

Congress must reauthorize the NFIP, which expires on Sept. 30, 2017.

The bill is also cosponsored by Sens. John Kennedy (R-La.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.),

 ELIZABETH WARREN (D-MASS.) Pocahontas?

and Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), all members of the Senate Banking and Appropriations Committees that are ULTIMATELY CHARGED WITH WRITING THE NFIP REAUTHORIZATION LEGISLATION, and Bill Nelson (D-Fla.).   

SAFE NFIP addresses critical problems with the program, administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), following Superstorm Sandy AND OTHER DISASTERS: unsustainability, low participation rates, inaccurate flood maps, an indifference to the benefits of flood control infrastructure, agency mismanagement, unsustainable debt service costs and contractor profiteering.

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Reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program – RIMS.org

https://www.rims.org/externalaffairs/…/NFIP%20Reauthorization%20Issue%20Brief.p…

The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), created as a result of the … WE EXPECT THE FUTURE OF THE NFIP TO BE CHALLENGED WHEN IT COMES UP FOR REAUTHORIZATION IN 2017; ... it is eligible for funding through an appropriations bill in congress.

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S.1571 – 115th Congress (2017-2018): National Flood Insurance …

https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-bill/1571

Jul 17, 2017 – S.1571 – National Flood Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2017115th Congress (2017-2018) | Get alerts …

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HURRICANE HARVEY – National Hurricane Center

www.nhc.noaa.gov/graphics_at4.shtml?cone

This graphic shows an approximate representation of coastal areas under a hurricane warning (red), hurricane watch (pink), tropical storm warning (blue) and …

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Hurricane Harvey will bring ‘large-scale’ damage; FEMA chief ‘afraid …

abcnews.go.com/US/hurricane-harvey-bring-large-scale-damage-fema-chief/story?…

4 hours ago – Hurricane Harvey is still strengthening as it steers toward Texas today, and FEMA administrator Brock Long fears residents may not be heeding …

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Hurricane Harvey a Catastrophic Rainfall Flood Threat; Strongest …

https://weather.com/…/hurricane/…/hurricane-harvey-forecast-gulf-coast-texas-louisia…

17 MINS AGO – HURRICANE HARVEY A CATASTROPHIC RAINFALL FLOOD THREAT; STRONGEST TEXAS …

ONE OF THE WORST IN U.S HISTORY. STORM’S WORST THREAT ALSO DEADLIEST …

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