Stanley & Stella: Seeing our first FEMA regional office

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Hi, everyone and thanks for following us as we learn about FEMA! It didn’t take long before we were able to have our first adventure. We recently went to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with Administrator Fugate as he visited FEMA’s regional office there.

We saw Independence Hall…

Philadelphia, Pa., July 31, 2012 -- Flat Stanley and Flat Stella visit the region III office in Philadelphia. While there they also took a tour of the city and saw Independence Hall.

The Liberty Bell…

Philadelphia, Pa., July 31, 2012 -- Flat Stanley and Flat Stella visit the region III office in Philadelphia. While there they also took a tour of the city and saw the Liberty Bell.

And then we went to the FEMA Region 3 office!

Philadelphia, Pa., July 31, 2012 -- Flat Stanley and Flat Stella visit the region III office in Philadelphia.

We found out that there are 10 regional offices across the country. Regional offices help states get ready for, respond to, and recover from disasters. Region 3 helps Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington, DC, and West Virginia. Can you find which region you are in from the map below?

Map of FEMA Regions.

We helped them open a new part of their building, too!

Philadelphia, Pa., July 31, 2012 -- Flat Stanley and Flat Stella visit the region III office in Philadelphia. While there, they helped with the unveiling of the new regional response center. During and after a disaster, other agencies and groups work alongside FEMA and state workers in the regional response center.

This section of the office is where the region helps a state respond to a disaster, called the regional response center.  During and after a disaster, other agencies and groups work alongside FEMA and state workers in the regional response center.

We were so busy at the office that we didn’t even get to have a philly cheesesteak sandwich! We had so much fun visiting and learning about FEMA that we can’t wait to take another trip to other regions and states.

If you would like to suggest an adventure or ask us a question, you can comment below, find us on the FEMA Facebook page, or even e-mail us at our new e-mail address!

Last Updated: 
08/08/2012 - 10:22
Posted on Wed, 08/08/2012 - 10:21
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