Vasquez on the NFIP

Law review articles criticizing the NFIP, and offering solutions, are rapidly becoming a genre unto themselves. Florida A&M Law student Loren M. Vasquez has become the latest contributor, in the Seattle Journal of Environmental Law. Vasquez’s recommends relying on the planning process to improve resilience:

One new focus could be construction regulation to prevent and correct disaster damage. This solution would not look solely to an adjustment of premiums as a solution to the NFIP’s debts, which in the past has been a reactive approach to managing disaster losses.

Read the full article, “Big Storms, Big Debt, and Biggert-Waters: Navigating Florida’s Uncertain Flood Insurance Future.”

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