Flood Insurance


GAO: Flood Mitigation Isn’t Keeping Up with Climate Change
R.J. Lehmann

From NRDC:

NRDC also organized a letter of support for the legislation, which was signed by the Association of State Floodplain Managers, the Consumer Mortgage Coalition, the National Association…

SmarterSafer Offers Climate Solutions to Protect Both Communities and Taxpayers
R.J. Lehmann

WASHINGTON (July 9, 2010) – The growing fiscal burden of federal disaster spending—driven increasingly by climate change—compels lawmakers and policymakers to explore effective policies that…

NOAA Forecast Raises Urgency of NFIP Reform
R.J. Lehmann

WASHINGTON (May 21, 2020) – In light of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) forecasting a 60 percent chance of an above-normal Atlantic hurricane season, Congress should…

, JD Supra
Addressing Climate Change in Due Diligence for Real Estate Transactions
R.J. Lehmann

From JD Supra:

Moreover, the National Flood Insurance Program may not be sustainable.  From 2005 to 2018, the program paid $36 billion more than it charged in premiums.8


SmarterSafer Letter on COVID-19 Response with Infrastructure Investments
R.J. Lehmann

Dear Speaker Pelosi, Leader Hoyer, Whip Clyburn, Chairman Pallone, and Chairman DeFazio:

The SmarterSafer Coalition (SmarterSafer) writes to express our views on the House Democrats’ framework…

, Insurance Journal
We Oppose Nearly Every Government Insurance Program. We Could Support One for Pandemics.
R.J. Lehmann

Over the eight years of our existence, the R Street Institute has offered critiques of government-backed entities that provide insurance or reinsurance for flood, crop, windstorm, earthquake, auto,…

, National Review
Start with Common Ground on Climate-Change Policy
R.J. Lehmann

From National Review:

The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) essentially does the opposite of what a sensible climate policy would. Instead of accounting for the future, the NFIP incentivizes…

Letter to congressional appropriators on funding for mitigation and mapping
R.J. Lehmann

Dear Chairwoman Lowey, Ranking Member Granger, Chairwoman Roybal-Allard, and Ranking Member Fleischmann:

The SmarterSafer Coalition (SmarterSafer) writes to express our views on select measures…

, R Street Institute
The Future of The National Flood Insurance Program
R.J. Lehmann & Clark Packard

From R Street Institute:

This panel featured prominent scholars discussing the flaws with the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and ways to reform the program.



, Scientific American
Studies Sound Alarm on “Badly Out-of-Date” FEMA Flood Maps
R.J. Lehmann

From Scientific American:

In addition, many of the flood maps that FEMA has drawn “are badly out-of-date,” according to a separate study by the R Street Institute, a free-market think tank…