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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)

PrepTalks

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 talked to Dennis Jones, emergency management director for Chatham County, Georgia. He shares his experience leading his county through Hurricane Matthew and the lessons learned that led to more efficient contracting in the aftermath of disasters and emergencies.

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.

DisasterAssistance.gov

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