November 30th marks the official end to the 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season, which produced 21 named storms, making it the third-most active Atlantic hurricane season on record. As a result of climate change, the novelty of breaking records has lost its weight; we’ve become desensitized to it, because we’re doing it every year.
Dec. 3 marks the annual observance of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. This day aims to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in all aspects of society and increase awareness in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.