FEMA Emergency Preparedness

In 2003, FEMA became part of the Department of Homeland Security. FEMA emergency preparedness programs, like those from the American Red Cross, provide information to the public to assist in prolonging life during emergency situations. Unlike the Red Cross, however, FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) specifically focuses on disaster relief efforts at the national level within the United States. You may find information on how to deal with specific types of disasters from the FEMA website. In addition, you will find information on current areas of declared disasters, various disaster-related maps and FEMA emergency medicine preparedness plans.

Have you been affected by a recent disaster?
Being a government organization, FEMA can provide financial disaster assistance to help people affected by disastrous events in meeting their basic needs. If you’ve been impacted by a catastrophic event, be sure to visit the FEMA assistance page.

Looking to help?
Check out the FEMA website for more information on how to help in times of need.


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