Be sure to check in with your neighbors and loved ones affected by Severe weather, flooding and tornadoes across Texas and Oklahoma. Please follow the guidance of your local officials and stay informed with alerts by downloading the FEMA app.
Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month
During the month of May, we celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month. FEMA is proud to embrace and celebrate contributions from millions of Americans who trace their heritage to Asian countries or to any of the numerous islands of Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia. We also recognize the many AAPI FEMA employees helping people before, during and after disasters.
FEMA released two PrepTalks videos today on supply chain resilience as well as the “Supply Chain Resilience Guide".
FEMA and its emergency management partner organizations released two Supply Chain-themed PrepTalks from Dr. Jarrod Goentzel and Dr. Yossi Sheffi. These are the sixth and seventh PrepTalk videos released from the Sept. 6, 2018 symposium.
Southeast Severe Weather
FEMA is working closely with state officials and our federal partners at the National Weather Service forecast offices to support Alabama, Tennessee, and Kentucky, as they continue to assess the impacts due to recent severe storms, landslides, mudslides, tornadoes or flooding.
This week on the podcast, we interviewed Michelle Medley-Daniel with the Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network, Allie Lerch and Chris Chambers with Ashland Fire & Rescue, and Hilary Lundgren with the Washington Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network to learn about the successes, tools, and growth of the network from eight to twenty-four communities.
Disaster Recovery Reform Act of 2018
On Oct. 5, 2018, President Trump signed the Disaster Recovery Reform Act of 2018 into law, these reforms acknowledge the shared responsibility of disaster response and recovery, aim to reduce the complexity of FEMA and build the nation’s capacity for the next catastrophic event.
There are new procedures in place to access your online FEMA assistance account on DisasterAssistance.gov.
Want to provide transportation services to help FEMA with both steady-state and disaster response needs? Register your company with the FEMA Tender of Service Program!