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Andrea Cardona shares her experience serving as a FEMA Corps member.

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As part of a new partnership between Region 5’s Individual Assistance Program and Wayne State University School of Social Work, ten volunteer students assisted more than 600 Detroit survivors affected by last June’s severe storms, flooding and tornadoes.

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The holiday season is a time for family, friends and feasts. This may mean you will be spending more time than usual in the kitchen. Cooking is the main cause of home fires any time of the year but it is especially common on Thanksgiving.

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FEMA’s mission is to help people before, during and after disasters. Service to others is the foundation of our mission and continues to be a close, personal conviction that we carry every day — often beyond our roles and duties as emergency managers.

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This Veterans Day, FEMA is taking the time to honor our veterans. These brave men and women risked everything to strengthen our nation. We are honored that many veterans continue to serve by playing vital roles in the work that we do at FEMA. One way we honor them is by sharing the stories of our courageous men and women in uniform to ensure they are not forgotten.

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FEMA Associate Administrator of Resilience Victoria Salinas shares how the agency is working to make the nation more resilient in a changing world.

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As New Jersey continues to recover from heavy rain and flooding caused by remnants of Hurricane Ida, AmeriCorps teams have mobilized to deliver direct assistance to survivors by removing debris and

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When FEMA responds to disasters, we focus on treating survivors with compassion, fairness, integrity and respect. To implement these values into the work that we do, we lean on our diverse workforce. This month, we honor our diverse employees by celebrating Native American Heritage month. The first person we are highlighting is FEMA Information Technology Specialist George Lemos.

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Assistant Administrator for Mitigation, Katherine Fox, shares her views on floodplain management standards and how FEMA is working to improve them.

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As disasters become more frequent and intensify as a result of climate change, hazard mitigation planning is more important than ever. It can help a community break the cycle of disaster damage and reconstruction. FEMA is focusing on hazard mitigation planning as we join community planners around the country and the American Planning Association in recognizing National Community Planning Month this October.

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Last updated September 9, 2021