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  • A FEMA Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) employee hands out reading material to children at the Be Ready Alabama Day.
  • Graphic image of a town that sustained an earthquake and the text says "Know where to find your family in an emergency. Ready.gov"
  • On the blog: “The good news is that a large number of American families are aware of the importance of preparing for emergencies. The bad news is that awareness doesn't always translate into action.”

    Read more from the Administrator on how you can take one simple, free step toward being prepared.

  • Close-up of the American Flag.
  • In the news: "Monday marks the last day of summer in the Northern Hemisphere, and perhaps its a good time to take stock. As another, hopefully less brutal winter season approaches, FEMA is encouraging you to make a plan ahead of impending winter storms with a new video."

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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 HuffingtonPost.com.Two 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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