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Author Dixon, Lloyd S.,
Title Flood insurance in New York City following Hurricane Sandy / Lloyd Dixon, Noreen Clancy, Bruce Bender, Aaron Kofner, David Manheim, Laura Zakaras.
Imprint Santa Monica, CA : RAND, 2013.

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Author Dixon, Lloyd S.,
Subject National Flood Insurance Program (U.S.)
Flood insurance -- New York (State) -- New York.
Hurricane Sandy, 2012.
Alt Name Clancy, Noreen B.,
Bender, Bruce,
Kofner, Aaron,
Manheim, David,
Zakaras, Laura,
Rand Justice, Infrastructure, and Environment (Organization)
Rand Corporation,
New York (N.Y.). Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability.
United States. Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Description 1 online resource (xxiv, 103 pages) : color illustrations
Note "RAND Center for Catastrophic Risk Management and Compensation."
"The research described in this report was sponsored by the New York City Mayor's Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability and conducted in the Center for Catastrophic Risk Management and Compensation within RAND Justice, Infrastructure, and Environment"--Title page verso.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 99-103).
Note Print version.
Contents Introduction -- The setting prior to Hurricane Sandy -- Insurance payments after Hurricane Sandy and Hurricane Sandy's impact on insurance markets -- Impact of national flood insurance program reform and flood-map changes on New York City -- The effects of higher flood insurance premiums on the housing market -- Issues to consider in responding to insurance premium increases -- Appendix A: Background on flood insurance -- Appendix B: National flood insurance program take-up rates in the high-risk areas of the preliminary work map -- Appendix C: Development of scenarios of premium change
Summary When Hurricane Sandy struck New York City on October 29, 2012, it caused flooding in all five boroughs. The storm surge reached nearly 88,700 buildings, more than 300,000 housing units, and 23,400 businesses. The federal government offers flood insurance through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), a program administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) since 1968, a time when affordable private insurance was difficult to find. This insurance is mandated for structures located in high-risk areas (the 100-year floodplain) if there is a federally backed mortgage on the property and is subsidized for structures that predate FEMA's first Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) for the area. However, many residential structures in high-risk areas do not carry such policies. Two major changes will affect the cost of NFIP policies for structures in New York City: (1) an update of the maps that define the flood risk areas in New York and (2) legally required reform to the NFIP. Flood insurance plays an important role in addressing and managing flood risk posed. Insurance payments can help households and businesses recover from an event and get the economy moving again. When properly priced, insurance premiums can also provide appropriate incentives to avoid or mitigate risk. This report examines dimensions of the changing flood insurance environment in New York City and explores the consequences for the city's residents and businesses.
Note English.
ISBN 9780833084774 (electronic bk.)
0833084771 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 869853599
Additional Format 0-8330-8263-9

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