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Youth Preparedness Council

Students in 8th, 9th, 10th, or 11th grade who have engaged in community service, or are interested in emergency preparedness, are encouraged to apply. Applications are due March 31.

Administrator Long's Message to Employees

"I never imagined I would ever receive a call from the White House to serve as FEMA Administrator." Administrator Brock Long. Read message in entirety.

Youth Preparedness Camp

FEMA Region 10 is seeking 40 high-school aged youths representing Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Alaska who will be selected to attend a Youth Preparedness Camp in Stanwood, Washington on 8/18-8/23. This will be an engaging and empowering way for teens to learn about and practice emergency preparedness.

Great ShakeOut

February is #EarthquakeAwarenessMonth. Follow the Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills on Facebook and check out for more info!

Winter Weather

FEMA and its partners continue to monitor the effects the dangerously cold temperatures. Check on family, friends, and neighbors who are at risk and may need assistance. More information on dealing with extreme cold visit Ready and

California Wildfire

The California Wildfire deadline to register for disaster assistance was 2/15/2019. To check the status of your application visit or call 800-621-3362.

Hurricane Michael

Individuals or businesses that suffered damages from Hurricane Michael can check their eligibility for different types of disaster assistance online, by calling 800-621-3362, or by visiting a disaster recovery center.

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.

Super Typhoon Yutu

If you received damage from Super Typhoon Yutu,you may be eligible for assistance. Survivors can view their status online or call 1-800-621-3362.

Hurricane Florence

The federal government continues to stand strong with survivors impacted by Hurricane Florence. To check the status of your application visit or call 800-621-3362.

Hurricane Maria

FEMA continues to help both Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands to build back stronger. Survivors can view their status online or call 1-800-621-3362.

FEMA Podcast

 This week on the podcast, we had a discussion with , Kevin Smith, director of the DHS center for faith and opportunity initiatives to discuss how both FEMA and nongovernmental partners to help shape a national culture of preparedness, but also to help make America more resilient in the face of disasters.

There are new procedures in place to access your online FEMA assistance account on