FEMA offers several ways for the public to receive automatic updates on press releases, disaster declarations, blog posts, and information from our partners. This data is intended for use by our whole community stakeholders.
Many data sets and API endpoints are available in our OpenFEMA Data Sets.
FEMA’s Geospatial Resource Center brings together nearly 1000 curated authoritative data sets, applications, and items in one place on ArcGIS Online. It is organized with an overview page, eight separate hazard-specific pages, and eight data catalogs. The catalogs include the ability to further sort the content, and provide a great foundation for incorporating newly available, authoritative data, maps and apps.
Internal Geographic Data
Access the FEMA GIS Portal Homepage, which includes data for:
Geographic Information System (GIS)
|Current Disaster Declarations||FEMA GIS||Metadata||View||shp||Map||KMZ||WMS||geoRS|
|Historical Disaster Declarations||FEMA GIS||Metadata||View||shp||1964-2013|
|FEMA Regions and Offices||FEMA GIS||Metadata||View||shp||Map||KMZ||WMS|
|Hurricane Evacuation Routes||HSIP Gold '11||Metadata||View||shp||Map||KMZ||WMS|
News and Multimedia
View listings and RSS feeds for FEMA news and information outlets.
Regional RSS Feeds
External Data Sources
- Hurricane Evacuation Routes (HSIP Gold)
- Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Observations (NOAA)
- Real-time Worldwide Earthquakes (USGS)
- Search for American Red Cross Shelters
- For tornado/severe thunderstorm watches, mesoscale discussions, convective outlooks, fire weather outlooks (NOAA)
- For tornado/severe thunderstorm watches and watch status reports only (NOAA)
- For mesoscale discussions only (NOAA)
- For convective outlooks only (NOAA)
- For fire weather forecasts only (NOAA)
- ShakeMap (USGS)
Frequently Asked Questions
What is RSS?
RSS stands for "Really Simple Syndication." It is a standard format used to share content on the Internet. Many websites provide RSS feeds that describe their latest news and updates.
How can I use RSS?
You can use RSS to review updates from all of your favorite websites without having to visit each site. Using an RSS reader, you subscribe to the feed from a website, then scan headlines to find articles of interest. If you find an article you like, click the headline to read the complete article. You always have the latest headlines because your RSS reader periodically retrieves the RSS feeds.
Where can I get an RSS reader?
You can use an online RSS reader, which works from any web browser, or you can download software that runs on your computer. Some RSS readers are free, and some are available for a fee.
FEMA RSS feeds are provided free of charge for commercial/non-commercial use by individuals and organizations.
Can I display FEMA headlines on my website?
Yes, FEMA headlines may be displayed on your Web site.