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FEMA Media Library

National Advisory Council Meeting Notes - July 2020

The FEMA National Advisory Council met virtually on July 29, 30, and 31, 2020. The group held a discussion with the FEMA Administrator and leadership team, as well as with a panel of experts relating to their research charges for 2020. They also spent significant time broken down into subcommittees working to address these charges.

West Virginia; FEMA-1918-DR

Report mandated by Congress on Preliminary Damage Assessment (PDA) information for FEMA-1918-DR-WV for Severe Storms, Flooding, Mudslides, and Landslides.

FEMA National Advisory Council Member Roster - September 2020

Federal Coordinating Officer Allan Jarvis (far left), Deputy FCO Fred Choi (center, left), and State Coordinating Officer for Response Eric Jones (center, right) discuss strategy and recovery efforts for Hurricane Sally with an Alabama Emergency Management representative at the agency.

FEMA Leaders Coordinate Hurricane Response with Alabama Emergency Management

GULF SHORES, Ala. (Sept. 17, 2020) -- Federal Coordinating Officer Allan Jarvis (far left), Deputy FCO Fred Choi (center, left), and State Coordinating Officer for Response Eric Jones (center, right) discuss strategy and recovery efforts for Hurricane Sally with an Alabama Emergency Management representative at the agency.

man in n-95 mask and helmet standing behind fence between burned out cars while his retriever dog searches

Washington State Search & Rescue Team Scours Homes, Autos

BLUE RIVER, Ore. (Sept. 15, 2020) -- Keith Davis searches homes with his canine, Asher, in Blue River, Oregon. They are part of Washington Task Force 1. The Holiday Farm Fire destroyed businesses, homes and vehicles in Blue River.

officer in gas mask with dog searching burned out woods and homes in Marion County, Oregon

Search and Rescue Team on Duty in Oregon

MARION COUNTY, Ore. (Sept. 16, 2020) – A search and rescue team from Massachusetts Task Force 1 searches homes in Marion County, Oregon, in response to the wildfires.

three men in face masks and polo shirts sit around a table talking

FEMA Leadership Team Coordinates Sally Response in the Gulf

GULF SHORES, Ala. (Sept. 17, 2020) – FEMA’s Operations Section Chief for Incident Management Assistance Team 2 Steven Hynes (left), Deputy Federal Coordinating Officer Fred Choi (center) and Federal Coordinating Officer Allan Jarvis meet to discuss assessment and recovery strategy post Hurricane Sally landfall.

Kansas; FEMA-1860-DR

Report on Preliminary Damage Assessment (PDA) information for Kansas Severe Storms and Flooding – FEMA-1860-DR

American Samoa, FEMA-1859-DR

Report on Preliminary Damage Assessment (PDA) information for American Samoa Earthquake, Tsunami, and Flooding – FEMA-1859-DR

Georgia; FEMA-1858-DR

Report on Preliminary Damage Assessment (PDA) information for Georgia Severe Storms and Flooding – FEMA-1858-DR