News, Media & Events: District Of Columbia (Dc)


Virtual presentation provided by FEMA Careers held the first Wednesday of each month. Topics include a FEMA overview, federal resume writing tips, navigating, and additional resources.

FEMA is seeking public feedback from partners, stakeholders, and the general public on the Achieving Equitable Recovery: A Post Disaster Guide for Local Officials (“Equity Guide”), developed by the Community Assistance Branch, Interagency Coordination Division, Recovery Directorate.

Helping the LGBTQ+ Community Before Disasters: Preparedness and Mitigation Considerations; March 28, 2023  2:00 - 3:00 P.M. EST; Images of Panelists including Jono Anzalone, PhD, Dr. Michael Méndez, Maggie Jarry, Rev. Naomi Washington-Leapheart
The DHS Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, Federal Emergency Management Agency, and Out for Sustainability (Out4S) are co-hosting a roundtable with private nonprofits, emergency managers, local and state governments, faith-based organizations, and other stakeholders that work in disaster preparedness and relief.

Preparedness Tips

A few inches of water in a 1,000-square foot home could cost more than $10,000 in repairs and replacement of personal possessions. Homeowner’s insurance doesn’t cover most floods. Learn more about flood insurance.

Press Releases and Fact Sheets

Last week, FEMA joined the White House Office of Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, the Black Resilience Network, and others to discuss efforts to reinforce climate resilience.
illustration of page of paper Press Release | March 10, 2023
FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell spoke at the National Congress of American Indians 2023 Executive Council Winter Session today in Washington, D.C.
illustration of page of paper Press Release | February 23, 2023
This week, the head of the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), a component of FEMA, and principals of America’s national fire service organizations travelled to New York City and Philadelphia to honor those lost to fires in the past year, including the 29 victims of the tragic fires in the Bronx and Philadelphia. During her visits, Dr. Lori Moore-Merrell shared steps to reduce the risk of fire in local communities and launch the USFA National Fire Strategy.
illustration of page of paper Press Release | January 13, 2023