NAFSMA Alert – Senate Sends Disaster Aid Bill to President

October 24, 2017. The Senate this afternoon by a vote of 82-17 approved the $36.5 billion funding package for hurricane and wildfire relief.  The House had approved the measure on October 12.  Included in the bill are provisions to forgive $16 billion of debt for the National Flood Insurance Program.  In addition to the NFIP debt forgiveness, H. Res. 569 also includes $18.7 billion for FEMA’s Disaster Relief Fund, $576.5 million for wildfire fighting efforts and $1.27 billion for disaster nutrition assistance in Puerto Rico.  The President is expected to sign the bill. 

 

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Photo portrait of Yiguo Liang, CVFPB Operations Branch ChiefMeet Yiguo Liang, our new Operations Branch Chief. Yiguo comes to us from DWR’s Division of Flood Management where he worked as the Chief of the Hydrology and Hydraulic Section leading the technical evaluations in support of the 2017 CVFPP Update. Prior to that, also at the Division of Flood Management, Yiguo led the Central Valley Floodplain Evaluation and Delineations Program. Yiguo has over 17 years of experience working in the water resource industry and spent years working for the China Meteorological Administration in Beijing, China. Welcome, Yiguo!