(Bloomberg) – President Donald Trump's emergencymanagement director said he's pushing for an overhaul of disasterrelief so that states, cities and homeowners bear more ofthe costs, and less of the risk falls on the federalgovernment.

Brock Long,who was confirmed in June as the administrator at the Federal EmergencyManagement Agency, said taxpayers shouldn't be on the hook forhomes that keep flooding, and the threshold for triggering federalpublic assistance after a disaster might be too low. He alsoexpressed support for an Obama administration idea to make localgovernments pay more when a hurricane or flood hits.

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"I don't think the taxpayer should reward risk going forward,"Long said in an interview in his office at FEMA's headquarters inWashington. "We have to find ways to comprehensively become moreresilient."

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