Region VII: IA, KS, MO, NE

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FEMA Region VII administers FEMA programs and coordinates federal disaster response in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska. Our office is located in Kansas City, Missouri at the geographic center of the four-state region. Roughly 90 percent of the region's more than 13.5 million residents are within approximately four hours' driving time--allowing for a quick response by employees and the deployment of resources to disaster sites throughout the region. Regional staff work as a team with state, local, and tribal governments as well as non-profit groups, private sector, and other key stakeholders.

Downtown Kansas City, Missouri

Who We Are

FEMA Region VII currently employs 250 individuals full-time. Staff members are responsible for administering all FEMA-related programs at the regional level and provide immediate response to disasters in the region. During times of disaster, the region can draw from its own staff, as well as a cadre of Disaster Reservists, FEMA Corps and local hires who are experienced in areas ranging from the delivery of disaster assistance to public information and more.

What We Do

From our offices in Kansas City, we coordinate with tribal, state and local emergency management officials, as well as non-governmental and private sector partners, to protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards. We have identified and assessed natural and man-made risks within the region.

FEMA's work is done by five divisions. Learn more about the Region VII Divisions: Response, Recovery, Mitigation, National Preparedness and Mission Support.

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Read news releases from the Region VII office.

Resources for residents: Find your state emergency management agency--Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska.

Social media: To find out the latest buzz on what's happening with local disasters and in the FEMA Region VII office, follow us on Twitter. Get tips for using social media for emergency management.

You may also want to check out the FEMA blog  ,   or FEMA on Facebook.

Share your thoughts on how FEMA can improve emergency management via the FEMA Think Tank.

Use your smart phone to prepare for emergencies! Get the new smartphone app from FEMA. It contains preparedness information for different types of disasters, an interactive checklist for emergency kits, a section to plan emergency meeting locations, information on how to stay safe and recover after a disaster, a map with FEMA Disaster Recovery Center locations (one-stop centers where disaster survivors can access key relief services) and Shelters, general ways the public can get involved before and after a disaster, and the FEMA blog. Terms of Use for FEMA app. Download it now.

As a reminder, during a crisis local emergency officials provide the most relevant and timely information! FEMA is a support agency that assists states that request help, as possible, in accordance with the laws that govern it.

Contact Region VII

To reach FEMA Region VII, call 816-283-7061

For more detailed contact information, click here.

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Last Updated: 
11/21/2013 - 16:41