It’s a Monday morning and you’re in your office, sitting at your desk and drinking your first cup of coffee. The entire ground begins to shake beneath you. Someone shouts, “Earthquake!”
At 19 years old, Neildino Tausanovitch, or Neil as his teammates call him, found himself over 7,525 miles from home. Traveling from the island of Saipan to the continental U.S., Neil was going to spend a year in service with the FEMA Corps program.
One of the biggest challenges we face at FEMA is making sure that we get important messages to the people who need them. Whether we are warning people about an approaching hurricane, explaining how to stay safe during an earthquake or sharing information on how to get vaccinated during a pandemic, communication is vital to the success of FEMA’s mission.
March is National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. This is a good time to think about how we can include people with developmental disabilities in emergency preparedness, response and recovery efforts — including COVID-19 vaccination center operations.
Tornadoes left a trail of destruction across five states in the south this week. Severe storms continue toward the southeast, with more threats of tornadoes and intense wind.
FEMA is working alongside the CDC and other federal partners to help state, territorial, local and tribal partners minimize these types of challenges so that everyone who wants to be vaccinated can be. Mobile Vaccination Centers are one way we are making this happen.
International Women's Day is a globally recognized day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. This year, FEMA is marking the occasion by highlighting member