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Many communities are being flooded this year. If we can get HUD onboard in the intitial response stages the long term costs of redevelpment and housing could be lowered. the quicker more tasks can be handed off to HUD or local authorities the more personel and resources can be deployed or prepositioned for the next emergency.
Places like much of New Orleans which is below sea level are not fit for human habitation and should not be built upon and instead should be used to naturally control flooding, allowed to return to their natural states as wetlands.
Taxpayer dollars should not be spent to rebuild in areas which will surely be flooded again.
Update FEMA NEMIS IA to provide more information and more relevant information per page. We spend quite a bit of time going between tabs and pages. It also would provide a much more logical progression for training applicant services program specialists. It would also greatly reduce processing errors.