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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.

FEMA Podcast

This week on the podcast,  we caught up with Roberto Hylton, the Director of the Office of Law Enforcement Engagement and Integration for FEMA, and talked with him about his team's mission to integrate emergency management and the law enforcement community and how those efforts will help strengthen our nation, reduce risks, and improve our country's capabilities to prepare for, respond to, recover from, and mitigate potential disasters.

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

FEMA Transportation

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!