Agency Update: FEMA Releases the 2017 Hurricane Season FEMA After-Action Report
FEMA recently released its 2017 Hurricane Season After-Action Report. The report examines the agency’s performance during the record breaking season. Last year, hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria devastated the nation at a time when FEMA was already supporting 692 federally declared disasters. During response to the three catastrophic hurricanes, FEMA also responded to the historic wildfires in California. The report captures transformative insights from a historic hurricane season that will help FEMA, the emergency management community, and the nation chart the path into the future. On this Agency Update, we discuss the report and its implications with Associate Administrator for Response and Recovery, Jeff Byard, and Director of the National Preparedness Assessment Division, Katherine Fox.