After the storm: Using FEMA records to piece together winners & losers

Number 2235
Subject Disasters
Source Gilbert M. Gaul
Affiliation The Washington Post
Year 2004
Summary Gaul's tipsheet outlines approaches to analyzing Federal Emergency Management Administration records to show "how the breathless coverage of storms greases the skids for disaster declarations." Tips include tracking how, where and to whom FEMA dollars are allocated following a disaster, whether National Flood Insurance Program premiums are covering expenses, and who are receiving Small Business Administration loans following a disaster.
Tags disasters; FEMA; Federal Emergency Management Administration; National Flood Insurance Program; NLIP; Small Business Administration; SBA; CAR; computer-assisted reporting
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Panelists Gilbert Gaul; Natalya Shulyakovskaya; Wade Rawlins