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Date posted: Monday, October 20, 2014
Posted by: Dawn Hart, External Affairs Specialist

The ability to communicate efficiently and effectively to individuals with Limited English Proficiency (LEP) is critical to the work we do at FEMA. In every disaster, FEMA staff work tirelessly to ensure that we reach out to all disaster survivors, regardless of their language proficiency. Brighton...

Date posted: Thursday, May 22, 2014
Posted by: Brittany Trotter, Digital Communications Specialist

We’ve had an active winter and spring as we head into the summer months. We have photographers deployed to several states capturing the impacts of severe weather, along with response and recovery efforts underway for events ranging from the SR 530 mudslide in Washington to severe storms and...

Date posted: Friday, May 9, 2014
Posted by: Dan Watson, Press Secretary

At the end of each week, we post a "What We’re Watching" blog as we look ahead to the weekend and recap events from the week. We encourage you to share it with your friends and family, and have a safe weekend. "We'll be here for the long haul" - Yesterday, President Obama visited with communities...

Date posted: Monday, March 17, 2014
Posted by: Jason Lindesmith, Social Media & Mobile Lead

Quick trivia question: what’s the most common disaster in the U.S. that impacts the most people year after year?  The answer: Flooding.  This week, we’re focused on flood safety as part of National Flood Awareness Week.  I went back through the video archives and pulled out two stories that...

Date posted: Friday, March 14, 2014
Posted by: Dan Watson, Press Secretary

At the end of each week, we post a "What We’re Watching" blog as we look ahead to the weekend and recap events from the week. We encourage you to share it with your friends and family, and have a safe weekend.Weather OutlookAccording to the National Weather Service, this weekend from the Upper...

Date posted: Friday, March 7, 2014
Posted by: Dan Watson, Press Secretary

At the end of each week, we post a "What We’re Watching" blog as we look ahead to the weekend and recap events from the week. We encourage you to share it with your friends and family, and have a safe weekend.Weather OutlookAccording to the National Weather Service, there’s a mix of winter weather...

Date posted: Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Posted by: Shane Cohea, Director of Safety, Security, and Emergency Preparedness

On a typical Sunday in May, I enjoy attending Journey Church and spending time with the family. May 19, 2013 was not a typical Sunday.On May 20, 2013 an EF-5 tornado struck the town of Moore, Okla. The mile wide tornado caused extensive damage to the Moore Medical Center. In the photo, the exterior...

Date posted: Friday, February 28, 2014
Posted by: Ken Murphy, Administrator, FEMA Region X

July 13, 2013, Portland, OR – Participants of the Portland Disaster Relief Trails load supplies on their customized bicycles. The community-based event showcases how bikes can be used to transport food, water and supplies to support their community in an emergency.Portland Oregon is one of the...

Date posted: Friday, February 21, 2014
Posted by: Roy Wright, Deputy Associate Administrator for Mitigation

Helping homeowners and communities know their risk of being impacted by disasters stands as one of our top priorities at FEMA. When you know your risk, you can prepare for the worst, take steps to mitigate against hazards, and protect yourself, your family and your property.Year to year, flooding...

Date posted: Friday, February 14, 2014
Posted by: Dan Watson, Press Secretary

Germantown, MD, February 13, 2014 -- David Cavell, Sr. uses a snowblower to dig out after a winter storm dropped over a foot of snow on the Washington, DC area. FEMA/Aaron Skolnik FEMA, through its regional offices in Atlanta, Philadelphia, New York, Boston, and Denton, TX, and its National Watch...