Considerations for a Catastrophic Declaration: Issues and Analysis

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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. It 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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Location(s): United States
Creation Date: July 6, 2011
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Lindsay, Bruce R.

Analyst in Emergency Management Policy

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McCarthy, Francis X.

Analyst in Emergency Management Policy

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Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: July 6, 2011
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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. It 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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27 pages.

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