Federal Disaster Assistance After the 2005 and 2008 Gulf Coast Hurricanes


Madeline Payton (Editor)

Series: Natural Disaster Research, Prediction and Mitigation
BISAC: SOC040000

Congressional interest in Gulf Coast assistance has increased in recent years because of the significant amount of assistance provided to the region. Congress has also been interested in how the money has been spent, what resources have been provided to the region, and whether the money has reached the people and entities intended to receive the funds.

This book provides information on federal financial assistance provided to the Gulf States after major disasters were declared in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas in response to the widespread destruction that resulted from Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Wilma in 2005 and Hurricanes Gustav and Ike in 2008. This book also describes the various components of the Disaster Relief Fund (DRF), including what authorities have shaped it over the years; how FEMA determines the amount of the appropriation requested to Congress (pertaining to the DRF); and how emergency supplemental appropriations are requested. Information is also provided on funds appropriated in supplemental appropriations legislation to agencies other than the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). (Imprint: Nova)


Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 – Federal Disaster Assistance after Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Wilma, Gustav, and Ike (pp. 1-112)
Bruce R. Lindsay and Jared Conrad Nagel

Chapter 2 – Disaster Relief Funding and Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief (pp. 113-144)
Bruce R. Lindsay and Justin Murray

Chapter 3 – FEMA’s Disaster Declaration Process: A Primer (pp. 145-176)
Francis X. McCarthy


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