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Date posted: Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Posted by: Roy Wright, Deputy Associate Administrator for Mitigation

Each year at this time, millions of Americans celebrate the return of spring by reinvesting in the places and spaces where they work and live. Whether it's adding a new roof, a new room, or a new coat of paint, we get to work on projects big and small that help make our homes and businesses safer...

Date posted: Thursday, May 14, 2015
Posted by: Jessica Stapf, Digital Communications Specialist/Writer

Forecast track and intensity for Typhoon Dolphin, as of May 14, 3:30 p.m. Eastern time.While Guam is 17 hours ahead of our regional office in Oakland, and 14 hours ahead of FEMA HQ in Washington, DC, we’re working together to prepare federal support that may be needed for Typhoon Dolphin in the...

Date posted: Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Posted by: Melis Mull,

May 31 is National Dam Safety Awareness Day, an event that commemorates the tragic failure of the South Fork Dam in Johnstown, Pennsylvania in 1889. The dam failure resulted in the loss of more than 2,200 lives and remains the worst dam failure in United States history.Dams are a critical part of...

Date posted: Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Posted by: Melis Mull,

May 31 is National Dam Safety Awareness Day, an event that commemorates the tragic failure of the South Fork Dam in Johnstown, Pennsylvania in 1889. The dam failure resulted in the loss of more than 2,200 lives and remains the worst dam failure in United States history.Dams are a critical part of...

Date posted: Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Posted by: Melis Mull,

May 31 is National Dam Safety Awareness Day, an event that commemorates the tragic failure of the South Fork Dam in Johnstown, Pennsylvania in 1889. The dam failure resulted in the loss of more than 2,200 lives and remains the worst dam failure in United States history.Dams are a critical part of...

Date posted: Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Posted by: Amy Goyer,

Daddy and I were walking across the living room one night recently when the house suddenly went dark. The power was out, but fortunately, I was prepared. Plugged into the outlet in front of us was a power-failure light that comes on automatically. It also serves as an automatic nightlight and a...

Date posted: Thursday, April 30, 2015
Posted by: Amy Pope, D/A to the President and Deputy Homeland Security Advisor

When a disaster hits, Americans often have to act fast to keep their families safe and protect their homes and businesses from harm. But responding to an emergency takes more than fast action. To ensure an effective response, Americans must prepare in advance to identify the risks they face, know...

Date posted: Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Posted by: Marcie Roth,

Editor's note: This post originally appeared on the Ticket to Work blog, hosted by the Social Security Administration.The importance of preparing ourselves for disasters is universal. Emergencies can happen anywhere - at home or at work - and everyone must take action to prepare for emergencies in...

Date posted: Friday, November 21, 2014
Posted by: Jason Lindesmith, Social Media & Mobile Lead

Is diversity important in emergency management? How do you break into emergency management?  What advice do you have for women looking to move up in emergency management? I sat down with Elizabeth A. Zimmerman, one of FEMA’s most accomplished leaders and head of the Office of Response and Recovery...

Date posted: Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Posted by: Jessica Stapf, Digital Communications Specialist/Writer

This week, our friends over at the Department of Energy released their newest venture: the Lantern Live app. Available for Android devices, Lantern Live gives people the ability to report the status and location of nearby fuel stations (alternative and conventional), check their area for power...

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