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Author: Flat Stanley and Flat Stella
Since Hurricane Isaac, FEMA has been busy helping survivors get the help they need. We learned that there are several places kids and their families can visit if they need help or have questions. First, we visited a Disaster Recovery Center in Louisiana.A Disaster Recovery Center is where people can meet face to face with friendly FEMA staff. The people you meet at the center can teach people how they can get help after a disaster. So whether you are looking to learn who may be able to help fix your home or simply looking for information about how the recovery process works, we learned that a...
Posted On: September 14, 2012
Author: Flat Stanley and Flat Stella
Even though Hurricane Isaac is gone, there is a lot of work to do!  We’ve been here at FEMA watching all the activity that happens after a disaster to get families back on their feet.  A lot of people in Louisiana and Mississippi need help, and we have learned that it takes teamwork to get them what they need!FEMA isn’t the only group working to help survivors.  There are a lot of volunteers helping families who have been impacted by Hurricane Isaac.  Volunteers are people who help others for free, because they want to make a difference.  FEMA works with many groups...
Posted On: September 6, 2012
Author: Flat Stanley and Flat Stella
This week, here at FEMA, we have been watching Tropical Storm Isaac in the Caribbean.  This storm has made it very windy and rainy in places like Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. However, the storm’s path is still not sure, so it is very important for everyone in the Gulf Coast and southeastern U.S. to be prepared. One way kids and their families can be prepared is to build an emergency supply kit.  This kit will be helpful in situations that could be scary.  What if the power goes out at home?  What if bad weather stops you from going to the grocery store for...
Posted On: August 24, 2012
Author: Flat Stanley and Flat Stella
Today is the anniversary of last year’s earthquake along the east coast – the biggest earthquake to hit the U.S. east of the Rocky Mountains.   To remember the importance of preparing for unexpected events, we visited the Washington Monument – it was damaged during the earthquake.  Many of FEMA’s partners also visited the Washington Monument today, including the National Park Service, Central U.S. Earthquake Consortium, U.S. Geological Survey, and representatives from the Virginia and D.C. governments. We met with Tim Manning, one of the big bosses at FEMA.  He talks...
Posted On: August 23, 2012
Author: Flat Stanley and Flat Stella
Hi, and thanks for reading our very first blog post. Our names are Flat Stanley and Flat Stella, and we are very excited to be two of the newest employees at FEMA. You’ll be seeing a lot of us as we help kids learn more about disasters and emergencies – a job Administrator Fugate asked us to do!FEMA does a lot of cool things that you may not know about. By following our adventures around FEMA, we hope to share all sorts of fun facts and photos about staying safe.So as we start our first day at FEMA, we did what any new employee does – we got our pictures taken for our official badge!Here we...
Posted On: July 16, 2012

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