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The growing threat of climate change brings more severe weather and disasters. The best way to protect our nation from these threats is to build resilience in our communities. This is the focus of FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant program.

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This week, Marcus Coleman was sworn-in as the new director of the DHS Center for Faith-Based Neighborhood Partnerships (DHS Partnerships Center) after his appointment by the Biden-Harris Administration.

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Last week, we commemorated the landmark signing of The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The ADA provided a strong foundation for FEMA and our partners to work together to serve disaster survivors with disabilities and ensure equitable access to services and programs, while preserving and promoting the independence of people with disabilities.

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FEMA’s Senior Official Performing the Duties of Deputy Administrator for Resilience Alex Amparo discusses how the new guide helps public and private sector emergency managers at all levels collaborate to increase community resilience.

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Hunter Tobey is a returning Youth Preparedness Council (YPC) member from Massachusetts. In this fun Q and A, Hunter reflects on the past year with the council, shares some helpful tips for new members and looks ahead to next year with big plans!

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Mohammed Billah was working as an environmental engineer for the Environmental Protection Agency when hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria made landfall in 2017. He decided to lend his talents to hurricane response efforts by joining the Surge Capacity Force.

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June was Immigrant Heritage Month. In the last month, we showcased some of the diversity that is reflected through our workforce. The diverse FEMA workforce is made of people from all different backgrounds, reflecting the wide range of cultures that can be found throughout the country.

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FEMA Region 10 Earthquake Program Manager Amanda Siok shares how the people of the Shoalwater Bay Tribe are proactively taking steps to protect their community from an earthquake and tsunami.

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With temperatures increasing, it’s important to pay attention to how the heat is impacting your body. Here are 6 ways to keep you and your loved ones cool this summer.

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The diverse FEMA workforce is made of people from all different backgrounds, reflecting the wide range of cultures that can be found throughout the country. Join us this month as we spotlight employees who share their stories about what coming to the United States means to them.

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Last updated March 6, 2020