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Cityscape is published three times a year by the Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.


 
  • Housing Tenure and Financial Security
  • Volume 22 Number 1
  • Managing Editor: Mark D. Shroder
  • Associate Editor: Michelle P. Matuga
 

FEMA Puts New Data on the Map for Policymakers

Anna Weber
Natural Resources Defense Council


From record-breaking river levels that lasted for months in the Midwest to Tropical Depression Imelda, which produced torrential rains in Texas, 2019 was a major year for flooding across the United States. The year also marked a milestone in the availability of data on flood damages, when the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) released two large National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) data sets on June 11.


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