Celebrating Women’s Stories
This month, FEMA honors women who are making a difference for survivors through their dedication to disaster preparedness and response.
President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Mississippi
FEMA announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Mississippi to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms, straight-line winds and tornadoes on March 24-25, 2023.
- Press Release
- March 26, 2023
Homeland Security Secretary, FEMA Administrator to Travel to Mississippi Following Devastating Tornadoes
Following Friday night’s devastating tornadoes that swept across Mississippi, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas and FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell will travel to the state Sunday to survey the damage and meet with state and local officials.
- Press Release
- March 25, 2023
The Smithsonian Institution and FEMA Co-host a Disaster Simulation for Protecting Cultural Artifacts
Without proper disaster planning, the safety and security of those we care about and the things we cherish may be in jeopardy. While each of us can take small steps to protect ourselves and our loved ones, preserving important items can require special attention and planning. That’s why FEMA has partnered with the Smithsonian Institution to help protect cultural heritage artifacts across the country through the Heritage Emergency National Task Force (HENTF).
- March 24, 2023
Helping the LGBTQIA+ Community Before Disasters: Preparedness and Mitigation Considerations
The first of two roundtables will focus on Mitigation for LGBTQIA+ communities. In April, the second roundtable will focus on Recovery efforts for LGBTQIA+ communities with a report to be published in June. The roundtable will identify:What are existing activities that incorporate LGBTQIA+ considerations into disaster preparedness? What are the gaps in existing activities and What are actionable and creative solutions to address these gaps?
- March 16, 2023
Grants to disaster survivors (in millions) so far in 2023.
Number of hazard mitigation assistance sub-grants so far in 2023.
Disaster declarations for states and counties. See the Declarations.
Fire Incidents for states and counties. See the incidents.