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  • Hurricane Harvey and Obama’s CSSR Report

    HURRICANE HARVEY IS A CATASTROPHIC EVENT AND WHO, IF ANYONE, DESERVES BLAME FOR THE GOVERNMENT’S PREDICTIONS?

    1 day ago – It’s the city’s third “500-year” flood in the past three years.The problem is that 500-year floods are happening more often than probability predicts …. Theoretically, the odds of a 1-in-500 event occurring three straight times are one in 125 million.

    LEARN ABOUT THE CLIMATE SCIENCE SPECIAL REPORT (CSSR)

    HMMM… 663 PAGES OF SCIENTIFIC WEATHER RELATED INTEGRATED, EVALUATED, AND INTERPRETED  AND IN THE END? PROBABILITY PREDICTED  AND THEORY PREVAILS,

    NOW THAT’S WHAT I CALL A PROBLEM

    https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2017/8/28/…/100-500-year-flood-meaning

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    Climate Science Special Report | GlobalChange.gov

    www.globalchange.gov/content/cssr

    LEARN ABOUT THE CLIMATE SCIENCE SPECIAL REPORT (CSSR), A COMPONENT OF THE MANDATED QUADRENNIAL NATIONAL CLIMATE ASSESSMENT. CSSR is currently in …

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    OBAMA’S  (CSSR) REPORT  WAS QUIETLY RELEASED IN LATE DECEMBER 2016

    AFTER PRESIDENT TRUMP WAS ELECTED NOV 8, 2016

    BEFORE PRESIDENT TRUMP WAS SWORN IN JAN 20, 2017

    HOW STUPID DO THEY THINK WE ARE?

    THE DRAFT REPORT, KNOWN AS THE CLIMATE SCIENCE SPECIAL REPORT (CSSR),

    WAS QUIETLY RELEASED IN LATE DECEMBER 2016….

    JUST BEFORE THE OBAMA LEFT OFFICE, BY THE UNITED STATES “GLOBAL” CHANGE RESEARCH PROGRAM…

    ANOTHER 663 PAGE OBAMA CREATED HUGE GLOBALIZATION MESS,  FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP TO CLEAN UP

    HOW STUPID DO THEY THINK WE ARE?

    THEY PRINT…. MUCH OF THIS 663 PAGE REPORT IS WRITTEN AT A LEVEL MORE APPROPRIATE FOR A SCIENTIFIC AUDIENCE, THOUGH THE “EXECUTIVE SUMMARY” IS DESIGNED TO BE ACCESSIBLE TO A BROADER AUDIENCE.

    WOULD THAT “EXECUTIVE SUMMARY” BE OBAMA’S  SENIOR EXECUTIVE SERVICE (SES)?

    THE 663 PAGE final draft report by scientists from THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATIONS  13 federal agencies CONCLUDES that Americans are feeling the effects of climate change right now. The report was completed this year and is part of the National Climate Assessment, which is congressionally mandated every four years.

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    HURRICANE HARVEY IS A CATASTROPHIC EVENT AND WHO, IF ANYONE, DESERVES BLAME FOR THE GOVERNMENT’S PREDICTIONS?

    1 day ago – It’s the city’s third “500-yearflood in the past three years.The problem is that 500-year floods are happening more often than probability predicts. Theoretically, the odds of a 1-in-500 event occurring three straight times are one in 125 million.

    HMMM… 663 PAGES OF SCIENTIFIC WEATHER RELATED INTEGRATED, EVALUATED, AND INTERPRETED  AND IN THE END? PROBABILITY PREDICTED  AND THEORY PREVAILS,

    NOW THAT’S WHAT I CALL A PROBLEM

    https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2017/8/28/…/100-500-year-flood-meaning

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    One of the statutorily mandated products is a quadrennial assessment that USGCRP prepares and submits to the President and the Congress. This quadrennial assessment, referred to as the National Climate Assessment, is directed by the GCRA to:

    1. Integrate, evaluate, and interpret the findings of the Program and discuss the scientific UNCERTAINTIES associated with such findings
    2. Analyze the effects of global change on the natural environment, agriculture, energy production and use, land and water resources, transportation, human health and welfare, human social systems, and biological diversity
    3. Analyze current trends in global change, both human- induced and natural, and project major trends for the subsequent 25 to 100 years.

    The current quadrennial assessment, scheduled to be released in late 2018, is being developed in two parts: the Climate Science Special Report (CSSR) and the Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA4). CSSR is

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    Category Archives The Science of Uncertainty?

    Integrate, evaluate, and interpret the findings of the Program and discuss the scientific uncertainties associated with such findings

    OWNING THE WEATHER 1996- 2025?

    Analyze current trends in global change, both human- induced and natural, and project major trends for the subsequent 25 to 100 years.

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    OBAMA ADMINISTRATION 663 PAGE GLOBALCHANGE.GOV CLIMATE SCIENCE SPECIAL REPORT (CSSR)

    Read the Draft of the Climate Change Report – The New York Times

    https://www.nytimes.com/…/climate/document-Draft-of-the-Climate-Science-Special-Rep…

    Aug 7, 2017 – A draft report by scientists from 13 federal agencies concludes that Americans are feeling … Final Draft of the Climate Science Special Report.

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    Hmmm… A 1996  Weather Research Paper

    Owning the Weather in 2025 – USAF Center for Strategy and Technology

    csat.au.af.mil/2025/volume3/vol3ch15.pdf

    by CTJ House – ‎1996 – ‎Cited by 28 – ‎Related articles

    Weather as a Force Multiplier: Owning the Weather in 2025. A Research Paper. Presented To. Air Force 2025 by. Col Tamzy J. House. Lt Col James B. Near, Jr.

      Behind My Back | Manipulating the Weather for War

    www.behindmyback.org/2017/05/04/6574

    MANIPULATING THE WEATHER FOR WAR In his 1931 book The Scientific Outlook, Lord Bertrand Arthur Russell, DISCUSSED MANIPULATING THE WEATHER. “It may be that God made …

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    Category Archives The Science of Uncertainty?

    US Climate Change Study Explores Weather Modification

    www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/us-climate-change-study-under/16368732

    AUG 17, 2013A U.S. STUDY IS UNDER WAY TO EVALUATE SEVERAL POSSIBLE WAYS TO LIMIT CLIMATE CHANGE INCLUDING SOLAR RADIATION MANAGEMENT AND CARBON DIOXIDE … So, when I found out about the study on  “WEATHER MODIFICATION” study and evaluation I SENT THIS

    ·  Behind My Back | Earth Day Message to Congress

    www.behindmyback.org/2015/04/22/earth-day-message-to-congress

    Earth Day Message to Congress I am asking for an email response from our Federal and State Elected Representative with the RESULTS/scientific finding of the US …

    Posted on April 22, 2015 7:38 am by Pearl Rains Hewett

    I am asking for an email response from our Federal and State Elected Representative with the RESULTS/scientific finding  of the US Climate Change Study Explores WEATHER Modification.

    The U.S. study was expected to be finished in the fall of 2014.

    (I did not get a response)

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    Behind My Back | HB 5480 AKA Weather Modification

    www.behindmyback.org/2015/05/29/h-b-5480-aka-weather-modification/

    MAY 29, 2015 – AMEND THE TITLE “HOUSE BILL 5480 WEATHER MODIFICATION … www.behindmyback.org/category/global-weathermodification/. Apr 22 …

    IF WE ARE TO EFFECTIVELY FIGHT IN THE BATTLE TO EXPOSE AND HALT CLIMATE ENGINEERING, WE MUST STAND ON SOLID FACTS AND VERIFIABLE DATA, NOT OPINIONS, SPUN HEADLINES, AND ADOPTED IDEOLOGY

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    Category Archives The Science of Uncertainty?

    Behind My Back | GLOBAL WEATHER MODIFICATION

    www.behindmyback.org/category/global-weather-modification/

    MAY 4, 2017MANIPULATING THE WEATHER FOR WAR. In his 1931 book The …. www.behindmyback.org/category/albedo-modification/. By definition.

    snippet:

    MAY 4, 2017 OBAMA’S CLIMATE CHANGE AGENDA?

    DEC 2016 AFTER MUCH EFFORT BY THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION IN COLLUSION WITH THE U.S. GLOBAL CHANGE RESEARCH PROGRAM…

    THE DRAFT REPORT, KNOWN AS THE CLIMATE SCIENCE SPECIAL REPORT (CSSR), WAS QUIETLY RELEASED IN LATE DECEMBER 2016, JUST BEFORE THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION LEFT OFFICE, BY THE UNITED STATES GLOBAL CHANGE RESEARCH PROGRAM…

    OBAMA ADMINISTRATION CLIMATE SCIENCE SPECIAL REPORT (CSSR)

    WAS LEFT BEHIND FOR THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION TO FINISH

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    CLIMATE SCIENCE SPECIAL REPORT

    The U.S. Global Change Research Program and the Climate Science Special Report

    The U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) was established by Presidential initiative in 1989 and mandated by Congress in the Global Change Research Act (GCRA) of 1990.

    Its mandate is to develop and coordinate “a comprehensive and integrated United States research program which will assist the Nation and the world to understand, assess, predict, and respond to human-induced and natural processes of global change.”

    USGCRP comprises 13 Federal agencies that conduct or use research on global change and its impacts on society, in support of the Nation’s response to global change.

    USGCRP functions under the direction of the Subcommittee on Global Change Research (SGCR) of the National Science and Technology Council’s Committee on Environment, Natural Resources, and Sustainability (CENRS).

    USGCRP has three major sets of responsibilities: (a) coordinating global change research across the Federal government, (b) development and distribution of mandated products, and (c) informing decisions.

    One of the statutorily mandated products is a quadrennial assessment that USGCRP prepares and submits to the President and the Congress. This quadrennial assessment, referred to as the National Climate Assessment, is directed by the GCRA to:

    1. Integrate, evaluate, and interpret the findings of the Program and discuss the scientific uncertainties associated with such findings
    2. Analyze the effects of global change on the natural environment, agriculture, energy production and use, land and water resources, transportation, human health and welfare, human social systems, and biological diversity
    3. Analyze current trends in global change, both human- induced and natural, and project major trends for the subsequent 25 to 100 years.

    The current quadrennial assessment, scheduled to be released in late 2018, is being developed in two parts: the Climate Science Special Report (CSSR) and the Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA4). CSSR is a scientific analysis that addresses requirements (1) and (3) in the list above. NCA4 uses that scientific assessment to inform an analysis of the impacts of global change on the sectors specified in (2) above, while expanding upon elements of (1) and (3), as appropriate.

    What is the Climate Science Special Report (CSSR)?

    The CSSR is a component of the current quadrennial assessment.

    The report development is overseen by the SGCR through a Federal Science Steering Committee (SSC), made up of representatives from USGCRP agencies and appointed by the SGCR. NOAA serves as the administrative agency for CSSR (i.e., NOAA established the procedures for the report and released Federal Register Notices).

    The SSC selected three Coordinating Lead Authors, all of whom were Federal employees during the development of this report. Following a public call (via Federal Register Notice) for technical contributor nominations in March 2016, the SSC endorsed writing team selections, consisting of scientists representing Federal agencies, national laboratories, universities, and the private sector. Contributing Authors were selected based on specific needs identified by the authors. Review Editors were chosen from the technical contributor pool and endorsed by SSC to ensure that authors adequately responded to all comments received during the public and National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine review periods.

    Planning for the report began in early 2015 with a prospectus developed in the summer of that year. That was followed by the development of process guidance and the naming of author teams.  Writing began in April 2016 and an initial draft was made available for public comment in December 2016. A series of technical expert reviews were conducted throughout the report’s development.  SGCR is responsible for its final clearance and, ultimately, its public release.

    Expected Timeline

    2015

    • Fall: SGCR approves report prospectus

    2016

    • March: Federal Register Notice call for technical contributor nominations
    • Spring/Summer: First Order Draft development
    • Summer: SSC review, author revision and editorial cleanup (Second Order Draft)
    • Fall/Winter: SGCR review, author revision, editorial cleanup and SSC signoff (Third Order Draft)
    • Winter 2016/Spring 2017: Third Order Draft released for public comment and National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine review

    2017

    • Spring: Author revision and editorial cleanup (Fourth Order Draft)
    • Spring/Summer: SGCR review, author revision and editorial cleanup (Fifth Order Draft)
    • 21 July: Fifth Order Draft sent to SGCR agencies for clearance
    • 18 August: Deadline for SGCR agency clearance
    • Fall: Final production, layout and website development
    • November 2017: Planned public release date

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    Question everything?

    EGAD’S…  HOLY COW….. GOSH… GOLLY AND GEE WHIZ……

    QUESTION?  IS THIS A JUST ANOTHER ALUMINUM HAT CONSPIRACY THEORY?

    I FOUND IT ON BING

    IT WAS POSTED ON JUNE 17, 2015

      Weather warfare: Is Texas being attacked with weather

    https://www.intellihub.com/weatherwarfare-is-texas-being-attacked…

    Video embedded · All BILDERBERG DEPOPULATION POLICE STATE PROPAGANDA TERROR WAR MACHINE. … Is Texas being attacked with weather manipulation technology …

     


  • DHS/FEMA/NFIP Funding Ends Sept 30, 2017

    ‘Worse than worst-case scenario for Houston’: Harvey flooding …

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/weather/2017/08/27/death…harvey…/606005001/

    2 hours ago – The south Texas town took the brunt of Hurricane Harvey’s wrath, damaging residential, business and marina areas. (Aug 26) AP. AP HARVEY …

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    Worse than the Worst-case of Harvey Flooding?

    TWENTY-FIVE (25) PAGES OF FEMA’S ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE UNDER HOMELAND SECURITY? (click on the Organizational Chart – August 2017)

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    I saw something and I said something, March 22, 2014

    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 …

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    Over three years later Apr 26, 2017  TO SAY AND DO  SOMETHING ABOUT FEMA’S 2014 WARPED DATA,  the National Flood Mapping Program (NFIP)

    Cassidy, Gillibrand Release National Flood … – Senator Bill Cassidy

    https://www.cassidy.senate.gov/…/cassidy-gillibrand-release-national-flood-insurance-…

    Apr 26, 2017 – The NFIP is currently set to expire on September 30, 2017. … This proposed legislation would reauthorize the NFIP over a 10-year term … FEMA will be required to reallocate the existing surcharges …. the National Flood Mapping Program shall be reauthorized at a funding level of $500 million annually.

    Hmmm… Enhancing Flood Insurance Affordability and Accessibility

    Provides Affordability Vouchers to Offset the Cost of Flood Insurance. For certain policyholders, owner-occupied households for which flood insurance premiums and fees would result in housing costs

    exceeding 40 percent of household income,

    affordability vouchers “shall” be available to offset premium costs exceeding the 40% housing cost threshold.

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    AND, TO SAY NOTHING OF…..

    Behind My Back | FEMA’S $24 Billion Dollar Debt

    www.behindmyback.org/2016/04/18/femas-24-billion-dollar-debt/

    Apr 18, 2016 – FEMA’S $24 BILLION DOLLAR DEBT BASED ON THE DOCUMENTED HISTORY OF FEMA APRIL 1, 1979 – APRIL 18, 2016 FEMA manages …

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    AUG 27, 2017  FEMA LEADERSHIP ORGANIZATIONAL (FLOW)

    INDEED PRESIDENTIAL LEADERSHIP MATTERS

    Texas governor praises federal response to hurricane – POLITICO

    www.politico.com/story/2017/08/27/hurricane-harvey-texas-abbott-fox-242072

    3 hours ago – Texas governor praises federal response to hurricane … Greg Abbott heaped praise Sunday morning on President Donald Trump and the federal government for their response to Hurricane Harvey, a storm that battered the Texas coast … I’ve spoken to the president several times, to his Cabinet members, …

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    Harvey drops nearly two feet of water on Houston area, causing …

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/…/harvey…damage…/c35ab7c0-8ae6-11e7-961d-2f37…

    52 mins ago – Hurricane Harvey makes landfall, slams South Texas … [‘All night of slam, bang, boom,’ then a scramble to assess the hurricane’s damage].

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    AND, THEN A CONGRESSIONAL SCRAMBLE  BEFORE September 30, 2017

    At 1,665 pages, (click on this link) Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2017 combines the 11 unfinished appropriations bills for the year. Congress passed the Military Construction, Veterans Affairs Appropriations bill last September.

    , Feds everywhere are breathing a sigh of relief that Congress reached a deal on an omnibus spending bill — the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017 — to fund the government through the end of fiscal 2017.(ending September 30, 2017)

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    1. Rept. 114-264 – DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY …

    https://www.congress.gov/congressional-report/114th-congress/senate-report/264/1

    114-264 – DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY APPROPRIATIONS BILL, … of Homeland Security for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017, and for … \5\

    Includes $6,712,953,000 for the FEMA Disaster Relief Fund designated by …

    DIVISION F—DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
    APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2017
    Title I—Departmental Management, Operations, Intelligence, and Oversight
    Title II—Security, Enforcement, and Investigations
    Title III—Protection, Preparedness, Response, and Recovery
    Title IV—Research, Development, Training, and Services
    Title V—General Provisions

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    EINSTEIN SAID, IF YOU CAN’T EXPLAIN  IT SIMPLY, YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND IT WELL ENOUGH.

    PRESIDENT TRUMP SAID “WHAT A MESS”

    My quote “If you understand this, no explanation is necessary, if you don’t understand this, no explanation is possible.

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    FEMA LEADERSHIP ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE

    This hierarchical organization chart illustrates the FEMA organizational structure and displays its lines of authority and communications and how information flows between levels of management beginning with the Office of the Administrator at the top layer of management. The complete list of leadership biographies and areas of responsibility can be found at http://www.fema.gov/leadership.

    Size Publication Date

    Organizational Chart – August 2017

    Organizational Chart – August 2017

    0.04M August 23, 2017

  • 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 …