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What does FEMA's mission look like in action? These videos highlight aspects of the agency's mission to "support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards."
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September 20, 2013
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  • Image: The Disaster Recovery Center Process

    The Disaster Recovery Center Process

    Video by Earl Boyd
    A Disaster Recovery Center can provide a survivor with information about assistance available from state and federal agencies. Here's the story of a...
    May 09, 2011
  • Image: Real Flood Story: Rich Smith

    Real Flood Story: Rich Smith

    Video by Naomi Zajic
    Less than 20 days after Illinois homeowner Rich Smith closed on his home located by a creek, it flooded. Flood insurance allowed him to rebuild.
    Feb 25, 2008
  • Image: Applying For Federal Help

    Applying For Federal Help

    Video by Greig Powers
    If you live in a county designated as a federal disaster area, you may be eligible for disaster grants or low-interest loans. This short video explains how...
    Nov 30, 2009
  • Image: Low-Interest Disaster Loans

    Low-Interest Disaster Loans

    Video by Greig Powers
    Following a disaster declared by the president, FEMA partners with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to help disaster survivors. The SBA offers...
    Nov 30, 2009
  • Image: Hurricane Alex Community Relations Teams

    Hurricane Alex Community Relations Teams

    Video by Daniel Llargues
    FEMA community relations teams in south Texas visit homes affected by Hurricane Alex and Tropical Depression #2 in La Grulla, TX. Teams went throughout...
    Aug 20, 2010
  • Image: FEMA Supplies

    FEMA Supplies

    Video by Earl Boyd
    FEMA pre-positions emergency supplies in strategic locations ahead of a hurricane so the supplies can quickly reach communities if needed.
    Sep 02, 2010
  • Image: Illinois Disaster Recovery Center Opening

    Illinois Disaster Recovery Center Opening

    Video by Jeff Keating
    Disaster Recovery Centers are at the heart of FEMA's Individual Assistance program. They provide a place for disaster survivors to apply for federal...
    Sep 02, 2010
  • Image: Damage Assessment Teams - North Carolina

    Damage Assessment Teams - North Carolina

    Video by Earl Boyd
    Recovery staff from FEMA, state and local governments work together to assess the damage from Hurricane Earl. FEMA sends out Preliminary Damage Assessment...
    Sep 06, 2010
  • Image: Multi-lingual Disaster Assistance

    Multi-lingual Disaster Assistance

    Video by Jeff Keating
    FEMA employees are available to help applicants who need assistance in their language.
    Sep 28, 2010
  • Image: FEMA Mobile Disaster Recovery Centers

    FEMA Mobile Disaster Recovery Centers

    Video by Daniel Llargues
    As a part of continuing efforts to aid Texans affected by Hurricane Alex, FEMA operates Mobile Disaster Recovery Centers that provide flexibility to affected...
    Sep 16, 2010
  • Image: Building a Joint Field Office

    Building a Joint Field Office

    Video by Earl Boyd
    Once a disaster is declared by the President, a collection of men and women are given a special mission: build and staff a Joint Field Office where FEMA and...
    May 16, 2011
  • Image: Center for Domestic Preparedness

    Center for Domestic Preparedness

    Video by Aaron Skolnik
    Administrator Fugate talks about the training available at the Center for Domestic Preparedness.
    Jun 14, 2011
  • Image: Reaching Out To Survivors & Communities

    Reaching Out To Survivors & Communities

    Video by Richard Cardona
    FEMA works with many partners to reach out to the affected community and individuals following a disaster. Here's a look at some of the ways we get the word...
    Jul 05, 2011
  • Image: Opening Disaster Recovery Centers

    Opening Disaster Recovery Centers

    Video by Earl Boyd
    After a declared disaster, FEMA opens disaster recovery centers to help survivors begin their recovery. At a disaster recovery center, survivors receive...
    Sep 08, 2011
  • Image: Community Relations Teams In North Carolina

    Community Relations Teams In North Carolina

    Video by Earl Boyd
    Soon after Hurricane Irene had passed, community relations teams were sent to Hatteras Island, North Carolina to assist local residents and identify...
    Sep 11, 2011
  • Image: Register with FEMA Online

    Register with FEMA Online

    Video by Christopher Mardorf
    A short step-by-step video on how to register on-line with FEMA for disaster assistance. The video captures (1) the Web-based, on-line steps to register with...
    Sep 28, 2011
  • Image: Jenkinson's Aquarium Continuity Plan Works

    Jenkinson's Aquarium Continuity Plan Works

    Video by Wendell Davis Jr
    Jenkinson's Aquarium brought their Continuity Plan into play for Hurricane Irene and Super Storm Sandy. FEMA, produced by Wendell A. Davis Jr.
    Jan 31, 2013
  • Manitou Springs; Colorado; flooding; damaged home

    Flooding in Manitou Springs, CO

    Photo by Patsy Lynch
    Manitou Springs, Colo. September 21, 2013 -- A Manitou Springs resident is cleaning up debris at his home. The area was badly damaged because of recent...
    Manitou Springs, CO Sep 20, 2013
  • Manitou Springs, Colorado; damaged home; flooding

    Flooding in Manitou Springs, CO

    Photo by Patsy Lynch
    Manitou Springs, Colo., September 21, 2013 -- A Manitou Springs resident is cleaning up debris at his home. The area was badly damaged because of recent...
    Manitou Springs, CO Sep 20, 2013
  • Denver; Colorado; FEMA; individual assistance; Mexican Consulate

    FEMA is assisting residents affected by recent flooding

    Photo by Patsy Lynch
    Denver, CO September 21, 2013--A FEMA Individual Assistance (IA) Specialist works with a resident who was affected by the recent floods in the area. FEMA is...
    Denver , CO Sep 20, 2013

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