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 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 interviewed Michelle Medley-Daniel with the Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network, Allie Lerch and Chris Chambers with Ashland Fire & Rescue, and Hilary Lundgren with the Washington Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network to learn about the successes, tools, and growth of the network from eight to twenty-four communities.
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!