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  • A group of Cannon Beach, Oregon, residents prepare to "Race the Wave" as part of the city's 5K to run or walk the tsunami evacuation routes.
  • "In Cannon Beach, the race started near Haystack Rock, a natural landmark that you might recognize from the classic 80’s movie, The Goonies. Truffle Shuffle anyone?"

  • Disaster survivors receive FEMA registration assistance at a Recovery Support Site in the visitor anteroom of Warren First United Methodist Church in Warren, Michigan.
  • Disaster survivors register for FEMA and SBA assistance at a Recovery Support Site in a gymnasium after severe storms and flooding impacted the community.
  • A troop of "Junior" girl scouts pose after listening to Administrator Fugate talk about emergency preparedness at FEMA.
  • As part of our ongoing effort to engage and educate young people about disaster preparedness, Girls Scouts past and present joined us for a Girl Scouts Preparedness Day.


October 15, 2014
What makes a great race? To me, the ingredients include awesome scenery, a well-planned route, and a cause that runners can really get behind.  I ran a race that met all three of these
October 10, 2014
Last week, almost 100 daisies, brownies, juniors, cadets and seniors took over the National Response Coordination Center here at FEMA Headquarters. As part of our ongoing effort to engage and educate
October 3, 2014
After facing two devastating wildfires and flash flooding in the past two years, El Paso County in Colorado recognized a need to increase their community’s level of preparedness. During this past
October 2, 2014
Last week, the Chicago Tribune featured a story about a firefighter from the Galapagos Islands who traveled about 3,000 miles from his home to attend a firefighting training course in Romeoville, IL

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