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Date posted: Friday, April 11, 2014
Posted by: Jason Lindesmith, Social Media & Mobile Lead

Mockups of a Disaster Assistance Assessment Dashboard are shared with participants at FEMA's first-ever Data Town Hall. Developers at Appalicious created the dashboard to utilize publicly available data sets, including some of FEMA's open data.I’ve been fortunate enough to attend a few “hackathons...

Date posted: Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Posted by: Gwen Camp, Director, Intergovernmental Affairs

Do you know what you would do during a disaster? Do you know if your community is at risk of tornadoes, hurricanes, wildfires or flood?Only about two-in-five Americans say that they have a plan for what to do in an emergency. We need to change that. That’s why on April 30th, individuals,...

Date posted: Friday, April 4, 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.Supporting Individuals and Communities Impacted by the Washington MudslidesSnohomish...

Date posted: Thursday, March 27, 2014
Posted by: Carla Boyce, Director of the National Exercise Division

If you work in the emergency management field, you’ve probably heard about the 2014 Capstone National Exercise.For those who haven’t, it’s a complex activity comprised of five distinct, but linked, component events: Alaska Shield , Ardent Sentry 14, Nuclear Weapon Accident/Incident Exercise, Eagle...

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 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...