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Region 8

FEMA In Your Community Stories

Environmental Planning and Historic Preservation

Risk Map

Leadership

Contact Us and News

FEMA Region 8 office, located in Denver, Colorado oversees federal emergency management for 29 Tribal Nations and the following states:

FEMA In Your Community Stories

FEMA Region VIII staff are working every day to support our six states and 29 tribal nations.  We provide needed support to communities that have suffered from disasters, but there are also numerous other activities you may not even know that FEMA is involved in.  Here, you can learn more about what we are doing in your community. You can also follow us on Twitter and look for the hashtag #FEMAIYC.

October 30, 2019
FEMA Funds Help Create Greater Awareness of Seismic Activity in Big Sky Country

April 2, 2019
FEMA Liaisons Gather Local Intel to Support Response Effort

November 29, 2018
FEMA is 'Digging the History' in Colorado Springs

November 28, 2018
FEMA-funded Project Helps Protect 200 Utah Homes

August 2, 2018
Conducting Continuity Workshops and Tabletop Exercises in the Dakotas

May 21, 2018
Historic Manitou Springs trail in Colorado preserved with FEMA Mitigation Funds

May 16, 2018
FEMA Tribal Liaisons attend Montana Indian Nations Working Group

May 8, 2018
CSEPP Exercise Allows Pueblo Area Chance to Test Response Capabilities

April 19, 2018
FEMA Helps Utah Prepare for the Worst on Wasatch

April 17, 2018
Conducting Disaster Procurement Training in North Dakota

March 27, 2018
Wheat Ridge, Colorado Benefits from Effective Floodplain Management

Environmental Planning and Historic Preservation

Potential impacts to the environment and cultural resources must be considered when a community applies for FEMA funding through Public AssistanceHazard Mitigation Assistance and Preparedness Grants.

Risk Mapping, Assessment and Planning (Risk MAP)

Risk Mapping, Assessment and Planning (Risk MAP) is a national FEMA program that works with states, tribes, territories and local communities to evaluate and better understand their current flood risk, as well as the actions that can be taken to mitigate and become more resilient against future risk.

Publications

FEMA Region 8 has developed a number of documents to provide useful information to the public on topics such as hazard mitigation and emergency preparedness. The region also creates reports and studies following major disaster events. 

Publications

Leadership

Leadership Region 8 - Nancy Dragani

Nancy Dragani
Regional Administrator (Acting)

Prior to joining FEMA in January 2016 as the Region 8 Deputy Regional Administrator, Ms. Dragani worked for the Ohio Emergency Management Agency (EMA) for 20 years, where she was the Executive Director from 2005 to 2014.

Nancy Dragani Full Bio

Charles Lawley

Charles Lawley
Deputy Regional Administrator (Acting)

Charles “Bunk” Lawley is a native of Birmingham, Alabama and has over 38 years of Federal Service. Mr. Lawley joined FEMA in April 2003 and is currently detailed to serve as Acting Deputy Regional Administrator for Region 8.

Charles Lawley Full Bio

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Regional News and Information

The federal COVID Vaccination Site in Pueblo has wrapped up operations after nine weeks of serving residents of Colorado.
illustration of page of paper Press Release | June 18, 2021
FEMA has provided more than $5.9 million in additional Public Assistance funding for the COVID-19 response in North Dakota. The assistance was made available under a major disaster declaration issued April 1, 2020.
illustration of page of paper Press Release | June 17, 2021

DENVER –Flood insurance rate map updates for Deuel County, South Dakota are nearing completion.

illustration of page of paper Press Release | June 16, 2021

DENVER – Unincorporated Jefferson County and the Cities of Lakewood, Edgewater and Wheat Ridge flood insurance rate map updates for Sanderson Gulch and Sloan’s Lake Drainageway and its Tributaries are nearing completion.

illustration of page of paper Press Release | June 16, 2021
Early Wednesday morning, FEMA authorized the use of federal funds to help with firefighting costs for the Robertson Draw Fire burning in Carbon County, Montana near Red Lodge and Belfry.
illustration of page of paper Press Release | June 16, 2021
Last updated May 6, 2021