The FEMA Podcast is an audio program available to anyone interested in learning more about FEMA, hearing about innovation in the field of emergency management, and listening to stories about communities and individuals recovering after disasters.
If an incident exceeds the capacity of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) disaster workforce, the Secretary of Homeland Security is authorized to activate the DHS Surge Capacity Force (SCF) to augment the federal response to a catastrophic disaster.
The Office for State and Local Law Enforcement (OSLLE) provides the Department with primary coordination, liaison, and advocacy for state, local, tribal, and territorial law enforcement agencies.
The DHS State and Local Law Enforcement Resource Catalog highlights DHS resources available to state, local, tribal, and territorial law enforcement. This document summarizes and provides links to training, publications, guidance, alerts, newsletters, programs, and services available to non-Federal law enforcement from across the Department. The Resource Catalog is not exhaustive and is maintained as a living document.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and its federal partners remain in close coordination with state, local, and tribal governments to coordinate and provide resources as needed in connection with preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation associated with Hurricane Harvey impacting Texas and Louisiana.
The emotional toll that disaster brings can sometimes be even more devastating than the financial strains of damage and loss of home, business, or personal property.
Find disaster assistance that meets your personal needs, locate over 60 forms of assistance from 17 Federal agencies, apply for disaster assistance and check the progress of your applications
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.