National Caribbean American Heritage Month
During this month, we take time to honor the many cultures, traditions and history of the Caribbean American community. For more information, visit the White House proclamation.
In our most recent blog post we discuss, Pet Preparedness and 10 iteams you'll need for your pets hurricane emergency kit.
In this episode, we discuss the process of designing massive national level exercise with FEMA's National Exercise Division. Jeff Blizzard and Ted Robinson from the National Exercise Division at FEMA Headquarters join us to discuss what goes into a large scale national exercise and how FEMA participates.
South And Midwest Severe Weather
FEMA announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the states of Arkansas, South Dakota and Oklahoma to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe winter storm, snowstorm and flooding. For disaster assistance please visit, https://www.disasterassistance.gov/.
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're sharing a previously released PrepTalk with Amanda Ripley, who's a journalist and senior fellow at the Emerson Collective. She combines the inspiring stories of disaster survivors with research into how the brain works when confronted with unusual events to provide advice on how emergency managers can help indivduals become more decisive in an emergency.
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!