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Considerations for a catastrophic declaration : issues and analysis

Author: Bruce R Lindsay; Francis X McCarthy; Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service.
Publisher: [Washington, D.C.?] : Congressional Research Service, 2011.
Series: CRS report for Congress, R41884.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : National government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This report examines concerns expressed by policymakers and experts that current Stafford Act declarations are inadequate to respond to, and recover from, highly destructive events, and presents the arguments for and against amending the act to add a catastrophic declaration amendment. This report also includes data analyses of past and potential disasters to determine what incidents might be deemed as catastrophic,  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce R Lindsay; Francis X McCarthy; Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service.
OCLC Number: 738419714
Notes: Title from PDF title page (viewed on July 6, 2011).
"June 21, 2011."
Description: 1 online resource (23 pages) : color illustrations (digital, PDF file).
Contents: Introduction --
Overview of Stafford Act declarations --
Proposed catastrophic declaration --
Potential uses and benefits of a catastrophic declaration --
Analysis of Congressional action after the incident --
Analysis of catastrophic events past and future --
Summary of potential implications --
Further considerations.
Series Title: CRS report for Congress, R41884.
Responsibility: Bruce R. Lindsay, Francis X. McCarthy.

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This report examines concerns expressed by policymakers and experts that current Stafford Act declarations are inadequate to respond to, and recover from, highly destructive events, and presents the arguments for and against amending the act to add a catastrophic declaration amendment. This report also includes data analyses of past and potential disasters to determine what incidents might be deemed as catastrophic, and explores alternative policy options that might obviate the need for catastrophic declarations.

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