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  • A close up of an emergency kit filled with supplies including non-perishable food, a first aid kit and emergency plans.
  • As you put together your emergency kit, remember to include water, a radio, and extra batteries.

    September is National Preparedness Month and we're encouraging everyone to focus on a simple activity to increase preparedness.

  • Two riders fasten huge pieces of lumber to their cargo bikes at the checkpoint at the Disaster Relief Trials in Portland, OR.
  • On the blog:
    "Portland’s Disaster Relief Trials initiative is a unique effort designed to employ the use of bicycles to carry cargo in case of a disaster to maneuver people and supplies to safety without worrying about gasoline, flooding or other unpredictable conditions."

  • Close-up image of the FEMA logo on a podium.


September 19, 2014
Fifteen years after Hurricane Floyd, the images of overwhelming physical, human and environmental impacts are still vivid. The late 1990s was an unprecedented time for North Carolina: Floyd was the
September 19, 2014
I don’t remember what it was like to work in emergency management prior to Hurricane Hugo. In a strange way, it was the beginning for us and an experience we still remember today. At 6 a.m. on
September 16, 2014
September 15-16, marks 10 years since Hurricane Ivan made landfall in Northwest Florida. For the Florida Department of Health, it was the third storm in four and a half weeks to which we responded.As
September 12, 2014
Editor's note: this post first appeared on weeks ago, FEMA shared research about the state of family preparedness in America. The good news is that a large number of American

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