Should the Federal
government be responsible for damages to structures that received
funds in previous floods? If the Federal Government reimburses
farmers for the losses of their crops in floods, should owners of
businesses in other sectors expect the same recovery measures for
their losses? Why, or why not?
Is it realistic to expect
state and local organizations to be able to contribute to the cost
of recovery, or should the Federal Government assume 100% of the
cost. If the Federal Government points out needed protective
measures for the private sector, does it also bear a responsibility
to at least partially fund those improvements?