Hurricane Damage: Implications of Increased Risk on the Federal Budget

Martha Atkinson (Editor)

Series: Natural Disaster Research, Prediction and Mitigation
BISAC: SCI092000

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Damage from hurricanes is expected to increase significantly in the coming decades because of the effects of climate change and coastal development. In turn, potential requests for federal relief and recovery efforts will increase as well. The Congressional Budget Office has estimated the magnitude of the increases in hurricane damage and the associated amounts of federal aid if historical patterns hold. This book provides a detailed discussion on the implications of increased risk on the federal budget of hurricane damage in the upcoming years. (Imprint: Nova)

Preface

Chapter 1. Potential Increases in Hurricane Damage in the United States: Implications for the Federal Budget
Terry Dinan, with contributions from Tristan Hanon and Jon Sperl

Chapter 2. CBO’s Approach to Estimating Expected Hurricane Damage
Terry Dinan

Chapter 3. The National Flood Insurance Program: Factors Affecting Actuarial Soundness
Perry Beider

Chapter 4. The Macroeconomic and Budgetary Effects of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita: An Update
Congressional Budget Office

Index

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