Pew Fellow Comments on Proposed FEMA Public Assistance Deductible

Former Charleston mayor calls proposal a common-sense way to manage natural disasters

Pew Fellow Comments on Proposed FEMA Public Assistance Deductible
Pew Fellow Comments on Proposed FEMA Public Assistance Deductible

Joseph P. Riley, a Pew distinguished fellow and the former mayor of Charleston, S.C., submitted comments to the Federal Emergency Management Agency in support of its public assistance deductible proposal, which rewards states for reducing their risk of damage from natural disasters. Riley called it a common-sense approach for managing this threat. In his four decades in office, Riley led the city through multiple hurricanes and helped it prepare for future storms.