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To help those affected by February’s severe winter storms, FEMA has been on the ground in Texas for more than a week. We’re moving water, fuel and blankets, and are readying new supplies to help survivors.
Large sections of the United States are currently experiencing extreme cold, snow, ice and high winds. These winter storms can create a higher risk of car accidents, hypothermia, frostbite, carbon monoxide poisoning and heart attacks from overexertion.
Helping people before, during and after disasters can look different depending on the community or the people that need assistance. To ensure that everyone that needs help is able to receive it, FEMA works to make sure that equity is always part of the discussion. As our vaccination distribution efforts expand, so do our equity efforts.
This week FEMA increased support to states, tribes, territories and other partners in the effort to get more Americans vaccinated against COVID-19. We are determining where staff support, supplies and other resource gaps are — and then working to fill them.