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FEMA Links on Other Social Media Sites

We are providing the following links to FEMA’s presence on other third party sites for your reference. FEMA does not endorse any non-government websites, companies or applications.

Non-Government Blogs

We are providing the following links to third party sites for your reference. FEMA does not endorse any non-government websites, companies or applications.

Comment Policy

The purpose of this blog is to facilitate an ongoing dialogue on Emergency Management. We encourage your comments; your ideas and concerns are important to ensure that a broad range of individuals are active and informed participants in the discussion. FEMA reserves the right to modify this policy at any time.

This is a moderated blog. That means all comments will be reviewed before posting. In addition, we expect that participants will treat each other, as well as our agency and our employees, with respect. We will not post comments that contain abusive or vulgar language, spam, hate speech, personal attacks, or similar content. We will not post comments that are spam, are clearly "off topic" or that promote services or products or contain any links. Comments that make unsupported accusations will also not be posted.

Any references to commercial entities, products, services, or other nongovernmental organizations or individuals that remain on the site are provided solely for the information of individuals using this page. These references are not intended to reflect the opinion of FEMA, DHS, the United States, or its officers or employees concerning the significance, priority, or importance to be given the referenced entity, product, service, or organization. Such references are not an official or personal endorsement of any product, person, or service, and may not be quoted or reproduced for the purpose of stating or implying FEMA endorsement or approval of any product, person, or service.

What our Blog is Not

  • This blog is not to be used to report criminal activity. If you have information for law enforcement, please contact your local police agency.
  • A place to report fraud. Persons alleging FEMA benefits fraud should report complaints directly to the National Center for Disaster Fraud Hotline @ 866/720-5721 or via email at disaster@leo.gov.  Allegations of (non-FEMA) identity theft and related financial fraud should be reported to the U.S. Secret Service, the local police, associated credit card companies and/or financial institutions.
  • Do not send in questions or status inquiries about your specific case involving FEMA. Instead, contact FEMA directly via our main website.
  • This is a place for collecting suggestions and new ideas, not a substitute channel for DHS services or general questions. See "Contact Us" on www.dhs.gov, to get help from the Department and components.
  • Do not submit unsolicited proposals, or other business ideas or inquiries to this blog. This site is not to be used for contracting or commercial business.
  • This blog may not be used for the submission of any claim, demand, informal or formal complaint, or any other form of legal and/or administrative notice or process, or for the exhaustion of any legal and/or administrative remedy.

FEMA does not guarantee or warrant that any information posted by individuals on this blog is correct, and disclaims any liability for any loss or damage resulting from reliance on any such information. FEMA may not be able to verify, does not warrant or guarantee, and assumes no liability for anything posted on this website by any other person. FEMA does not endorse, support or otherwise promote any private or commercial entity or the information, products or services contained on those websites that may be reached through links on our website.

Members of the media are asked to send questions to the External Affairs through their normal channels and to refrain from submitting questions here as comments. Reporter questions will not be posted.

We recognize that the Web is a 24/7 medium, and your comments are welcome at any time. However, given the need to manage federal resources, moderating and posting of comments will occur during regular business hours Monday through Friday. Comments submitted after hours or on weekends will be read and posted as early as possible; in most cases, this means the next business day.

For the benefit of robust discussion, we ask that comments remain "on-topic." This means that comments will be posted only as it relates to the topic that is being discussed within the blog post. The views expressed on the site by non-federal commentators do not necessarily reflect the official views of the Federal Emergency Management Agency or the Federal Government.

To protect your own privacy and the privacy of others, please do not include personally identifiable information, such as name, Social Security number, FEMA Case numbers, NFIP account numbers, phone numbers or email addresses in the body of your comment. If you do voluntarily include personally identifiable information in your comment, such as your name, that comment may or may not be posted on the page. If your comment is posted, your name will not be redacted or removed. In no circumstances will comments be posted that contain Social Security numbers, FEMA case numbers, addresses, email address or phone numbers. The default for the posting of comments is “anonymous”, but if you opt not to, any information, including your login name, may be displayed on our site.

Thank you for taking the time to read this comment policy. We encourage your participation in our discussion and look forward to an active exchange of ideas.

Linking policy

FEMA does not normally link to commercial entities; however we have provided links to certain other blogs that may be of interest to the Emergency Management community.  We will not link to blogs or sites that are purely commercial, represent a political or theological train of thought, promote any discriminatory behavior, has vulgar or abuse language, or promote violence. All linked blogs must devote the majority of their content to resources for the emergency management community.

Any references to commercial entities, products, services, or other nongovernmental organizations or individuals that remain on the site are provided solely for the information of individuals using this page. These references are not intended to reflect the opinion of FEMA, DHS, the United States, or its officers or employees concerning the significance, priority, or importance to be given the referenced entity, product, service, or organization. Such references are not an official or personal endorsement of any product, person, or service, and may not be quoted or reproduced for the purpose of stating or implying FEMA endorsement or approval of any product, person, or service.

If you know of a blogs or site that support the Emergency Management community that is not listed please contact us.

Privacy policy

While FEMA will not be collecting or retaining these comments in our records, this is a public forum and any information provided in comments may be publicly available.  As such, please do not include personal details such as: a FEMA case number, social security number, or any other information you do not want available to the general public. If you have specific questions regarding a FEMA program that involves details you do not wish to share publicly please contact the program point of contact.  Please see the Privacy Policy for more information.

Last Updated: 
07/24/2014 - 16:00
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