Bipartisan Flood Legislation Introduced in the Senate
On March 3, a pair of Senators on the Senate Commerce Committee introduced legislation to establish a National Integrated Flood Information System. Senator Gary Peters (D-MI) and Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS) introduced the Flood Level Observation, Operations, and Decision Support (FLOODS) Act.
The legislation is aimed at improving the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) forecasting and communication of flood, tornado, and hurricane events.
The bill also includes language to do the following:
You can read the text of the bill here.