One way Trump intervened
Fri Sep 1, 2017 1:23pm

An Obama executive order Trump recently repealed required government notification of property owners who chose to rebuild on determined flood plain or flood drainage lands, that they did so at their own risk. Now they can again rebuild in the same location, anywhere and government will be asked for assistance again when natural disaster occurs.

  • Eric Berger summed it up pretty wellJeeves, Fri Sep 1 10:38am
    Eric Berger just published an account of what he went through in Houston during Harvey. It's a good read. I completely agree with his conclusion. This is probably the worst US flood storm ever, and... more
    • One way Trump intervened — Pikes, Fri Sep 1 1:23pm
      • They gov't can alwasy be asked...Sprout, Fri Sep 1 6:27pm
        Lots of folks ASK FEMA and the federal gov't for all sorts of crap.... The proper answer I such cases is a simple and polite, "no." No reason to take extra effort to notify them. When they get denied ... more
        • This is differentPikes, Fri Sep 1 7:14pm
          It requires people with lost property in a flood zone to be notified that for future reference, as per future needs, FEMA and other Federal assistance cannot be expected if they rebuild there.