…We would like to emphasize that the Association of State Floodplain Managers,
Inc. and OFMA are closely observing the reconstruction effort underway in the
Gulf Coast area. It is very difficult for municipal and rural floodplain administrators
to administer and enforce floodplain management regulations at the current time.
Should the Federal government waive any or all Stafford Act Rules for Mitigation
Plans, mitigation grant programs, and/or NFIP rules, those actions will
significantly damage, if not eliminate, the integrity of the floodplain management
program in the United States….