Hurricanes and Wildfires: Impact, Assistance and Recovery


Teri Boyd (Editor)

Series: Natural Disaster Research, Prediction and Mitigation
BISAC: POL044000

In 2017, four sequential disasters—hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria, and the California wildfires—created an unprecedented demand for federal disaster response and recovery resources. According to FEMA, 2017 included three of the top five costliest hurricanes on record.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration estimated that the cumulative damages from weather and climate related disasters in the United States were over $300 billion in 2017 alone. As of June 2018, Congress had appropriated over $120 billion in supplemental funding for response and recovery related to the 2017 hurricanes and wildfires. Further, in October 2017, close to 14,000 federal employees were deployed in response to the disasters.
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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. 2017 Hurricanes and Wildfires: Initial Observations on the Federal Response and Key Recovery Challenges

Chapter 2. 2017 Disaster Supplemental Appropriations: Overview
William L. Painter

Chapter 3. Wildfire Statistics
Katie Hoover

Chapter 4. Federal Assistance for Wildfire Response and Recovery (Updated)
Katie Hoover

Chapter 5. Wildfire Suppression Spending: Background, Issues, and Legislation in the 115th Congress
Katie Hoover and Bruce R. Lindsay

Chapter 6. Hurricanes Irma and Maria: Impact on Caribbean Countries and Foreign Territories
Mark P. Sullivan

Chapter 7. Economic Impact of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma
Jeffrey M. Stupak

Chapter 8. Congressional Considerations Related to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma
Jared T. Brown, Nicole T. Carter, Diane P. Sarah A. Lister, and William L. Painter

Chapter 9. Federal Disaster Assistance After Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Wilma, Gustav, and Ike (Updated)
Bruce R. Lindsay and Jared C. Nagel

Chapter 10. Hurricanes and Electricity Infrastructure Hardening
Richard J. Campbell


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