Nature appears to be taking a brief break from the rain and it now pouring on some heat. Since I do not have any ridiculous photos of flooding to post, this seems to be great opportunity to start sharing some resources, white papers, etc. that are out there and are quick / easy to read.
Today’s blog post is a paper (I only have access to the issue brief) that I found on the Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) website in their “What’s New” Section. The paper is titled:
The premise of the paper is an attempt to start answering a question: Does the possible availability of federal disaster relief after a natural disaster, such as a flood, cause people to purchase less insurance? Meaning that some people are under-insured and treat the disaster relief as a substitute for insurance. Which in turn may imply that the federal government spends more money on each disaster since people are not covered to the proper levels.
While I could not access the full paper (the link at the end would not work for me), I found it to be very interesting concept. Let me know what you think in the comments below. Enjoy the sun!