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Posts Tagged ‘FEMA’

Newburgh, NY: Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts, Stewart Air National Guard Base

Friday, November 9th, 2012

Hurricane Sandy relief efforts Nov. 3, 2012 at Stewart Air National Guard Base, Newburgh, N.Y. Video by Tech. Sgt. Michael O’Halloran | 105th Airlift Wing NY Air National Guard | Date: 11.03.2012. Members from the 105th Airlift Wing off-load passengers and cargo in support of Hurricane Sandy relief efforts Nov. 1, 2012 at Stewart Air […]

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Assessing the Benefits of Levees: An Economic Assessment of U.S. Counties with Levees

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

The recent list of U.S. Counties with levee protection obtained by provides an opportunity to examine the economic benefits associated with levees. Compiled by FEMA from a National Flood Insurance Program database, this list includes 881 U.S. counties that have flood protection levees. As coastal Louisiana faced recovery from devastating flooding, the nation questioned the wisdom of massive public investment in levees and other flood risk reduction infrastructure. This question reflected a long running debate regarding human settlement in floodplains that have been modified by levees and related flood reduction structures. Now we have the data needed to more thoroughly assess the economic benefits of using levees and other structures to protect populations that reside and work in floodplains.

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