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Date posted: Friday, April 17, 2015
Posted by: Rafael Lemaitre, Director, FEMA Public Affairs

America is in the midst of an unprecedented increase in energy production. Today, the United States is producing more oil, gas, and renewable energy, and becoming more energy efficient overall. These trends are increasing our energy security, cutting our carbon pollution, and enhancing our economic...

Date posted: Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Posted by: Gwen Camp, Director, Intergovernmental Affairs

Doing your taxes takes time, can seem tedious, and ALWAYS involves paperwork.  Did you know the fruits of completing all those tax forms can serve a dual purpose? Tax Day is the perfect time to update your emergency kit with critical documents and information that will help you recover faster...

Date posted: Thursday, April 9, 2015
Posted by: Jessica Stapf, Digital Communications Specialist/Writer

Raging floodwaters, swirling winds, and startling earthquakes are just some of the hazards that communities across America face. It’s impossible to plan for every possible disaster or emergency - but it is possible for community leaders to implement a scalable, adaptable organizational system or “...

Date posted: Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Posted by: Erin Ward, External Affairs Specialist, FEMA Region 10

One year after the devastating SR530 slide struck the community of Oso, Washington, the loss and devastation to the communities throughout the Stillaguamish Valley still cannot be understated. On Sunday March 22, 2015 families, communities, volunteers and responders came together for the one year...

Date posted: Monday, March 23, 2015
Posted by: Alexandra Woodruff, FEMA National Advisory Council

Do you remember the best meeting you’ve ever been to?  Maybe there was a memorable speaker.  Maybe you learned things that made an impact on your career.  Or maybe it was a field trip.I’d like to share the story about a recent meeting that’s near the top of my list—the March meeting of FEMA’s...

Date posted: Friday, March 20, 2015
Posted by: Shayne Adamski, Senior Manager, Digital Engagement, Public Affairs

I wanted to write a quick update about a bunch of things going on at the agency right now – from fire grants to preparedness leaders to House of Cards.  There are a lot of updates below for different partners and customers.First, House of Cards. I’m a fan too and one of our real life initiatives is...

Date posted: Monday, March 16, 2015
Posted by: Jason Lindesmith, Social Media & Mobile Lead

My phone is constantly buzzing and beeping all day long. E-mails, social media, texts, and app notifications bombard my phone and create a cacophony of reminders that tend to all blend together.  But what if one of those texts, e-mails, or social media posts is about an emergency? Wouldn’t it be...

Date posted: Thursday, March 12, 2015
Posted by: Rafael Lemaitre, Director, FEMA Public Affairs

All it takes is one.One hurricane. One tornado. One flood, earthquake, or fire to displace a family, upend a business, destroy a school - or worse.  No one is immune to the threat of disasters, and 2014 was no exception.View in FEMA Multimedia LibraryIn March, we witnessed an entire community wiped...

Date posted: Monday, February 9, 2015
Posted by: Craig Fugate, Administrator

There are a lot of opinions floating around Washington these days about what’s at stake in the battle over funding the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). From my perspective as Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), I can say with certainty that the current standoff...

Date posted: Thursday, February 5, 2015
Posted by: Allison Pfaendler, FEMA Corps Team Leader

February 2, 2015 was a monumental day for me and four of my fellow FEMA Corps members.  I never had a chance to meet President Obama, let alone shake his hand. Therefore, I was especially honored to be invited to the Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Proposal event held at DHS Headquarters in Washington, DC...

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