To support the Department of Homeland Security and FEMA’s goals by improving the competencies of the U.S. officials in Emergency Management at all levels of government to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate the potential effects of all types of disasters and emergencies on the American people.
There are a number of actions you can take to ensure your family is prepared for – and more resilient to – emergencies of all kinds.
Your local building official, city engineer, or planning and zoning administrator can tell you whether you are in an area where hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, wildfires, or tornadoes are likely to occur. This page details tips on preparing for earthquakes, fire, floods or high winds.
Businesses can do much to prepare for the impact of the many hazards they face in today’s world including natural hazards like floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes and widespread serious illness such as the H1N1 flu virus pandemic.
The DHS/FEMA grant program manages federal assistance to measurably improve capability and reduce the risks the nation faces in times of man-made and natural disasters.
A national public service advertising campaign designed to educate and empower Americans to prepare for and respond to emergencies, including natural disasters and potential terrorist attacks.
A nationwide grassroots effort to educate and train Americans of all abilities on all-hazards preparedness and to foster collaboration between non-governmental organizations, citizens, and emergency responders on community preparedness issues.
A nationally unified approach to incident management; standard command and management structures; and emphasis on preparedness, mutual aid and resource management.
Information on how to apply for disaster assistance including on-line and telephone application information.