Category Archives: Flood Insurance & Mitigation

KATRINA LITIGATION NOT OVER!


From the Disaster Law list-serve maintained by Berkeley Law School: The 5th Circuit just affirmed the lower court decision in the Katrina Levee Breaches Litigation. The Court basically rejected Flood Control Act immunity unless the “damages result from waters released … Continue reading

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Spring Floods May Set Some Records!


The snow pack was heavy in the Sierras and Rockies this winter. Also northern plains. So here is the best recent take on current flood events that I could find: http://www.accuweather.com/blogs/news/story/48876/historic-flooding-unfolding-al.asp Looking like this long notice event [ posted on … Continue reading

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Which Was First–The Chicken or the Egg? Post-disaster Mitigation or Pre-disaster Mitigation?


Liberals in the last Congress the 111th were celebrating enactment of the following public law: H.R.1746 : Predisaster Hazard Mitigation Act of 2010 Sponsor: Rep Oberstar, James L. [MN-8] (introduced 3/26/2009)      Cosponsors (3) Committees: House Transportation and Infrastructure; Senate Homeland … Continue reading

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