Disaster can strike people in any community at any time, building slowly, or striking suddenly without warning.
Every year, disasters put millions of Americans in danger and destroy billions of dollars worth of property. But every year, all year, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is on the job.
Disaster assistance is money or direct assistance to individuals, families and businesses whose property has been damaged or destroyed and whose losses are not covered by insurance.
Planning and preparing make it possible to manage the entire life cycle of a potential crisis.
Since 9/11, DHS has made significant progress in how we respond to a wide range of threats, from natural disasters to coordinated attacks
The Post Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act directs the DHS Secretary to designate employees from throughout the Department to staff a Surge Capacity Force. During a declared disaster, the DHS Secretary will determine if SCF support is necessary.
Last Published Date: November 1, 2013
Written testimony of FEMA for a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee hearing titled “The Role of Mitigation in Reducing Federal Expenditures for Disaster Response”
May 14, 2014
Written testimony of FEMA Administrator for a Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Emergency Management hearing titled “50 Years Since the Great Alaska Earthquake: The Role of First Responders in Catastrophic Disaster Planning”
April 4, 2014