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This aerial photo from a video by KCTV5 shows a family forced onto the roof of a home in Overland Park, Kan., on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, after heavy rains caused flash flooding in the Kansas City area. Flash flood warnings have been issued across the area. (KCTV5 via AP)

(Bloomberg) – President Donald Trump’s emergency management director said he’s pushing for an overhaul of disaster relief so that states, cities and homeowners bear more of the costs, and less of the risk falls on the federal government.

Brock Long, who was confirmed in June as the administrator at the Federal Emergency Management Agency, said taxpayers shouldn’t be on the hook for homes that keep flooding, and the threshold for triggering federal public assistance after a disaster might be too low. He also expressed support for an Obama administration idea to make local governments pay more when a hurricane or flood hits.

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