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Staff from FEMA and MEMA stand on a hill overlooking a home completely surrounded by flooding.

Disaster Assistance

If you were affected by the recent disasters in Texas (April), Mississippi, Texas (March), or Louisiana, visit disasterassistance.gov to apply for assistance.

National Incident Management System (NIMS) refresh

This National Engagement Period will conclude at 5:00 pm EDT on May 9, 2016. National engagement provides an opportunity for interested parties to comment on the draft NIMS, so that it reflects the collective expertise and experience of the whole community

April doesn't just bring showers

Looking back in time to April 2011, a swath of supercells and severe weather swept across areas of the Southeast US, spawning tornadoes in 20 states—these were identical to weather patterns we had in the last few weeks.

Children and Disasters

With approximately 69 million children under the age of 18, it is critical that children's disaster related needs are recognized before, during and after a disaster. We have partnered with organizations to ensure that the needs of children are not overlooked.