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40th Anniversary

April 1, 2019, marks FEMA’s 40th anniversary. Since 1979, we have supported survivors and communities through more than 3,000 emergencies and disasters. As we face the future, together we are building a more resilient nation.

April is National Financial Capability Month

Each week, FEMA’s Ready Campaign is hosting social media events to talk about planning, budgeting, saving money for disasters and emergencies and the importance of insurance coverage. 

April 24: 1 p.m. ET, TwitterChat: Insure your Financial Future. (#FinancialChat)


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 talk with Rebecca Wiggins, Executive Director of the Association for Financial Counceling & Planning Education (AFCPE), to better understand FEMA's partnership with her organization and how it will benefit the nation when it comes to being financially ready for the unexpected.

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