President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Announces $3.46 Billion in Mitigation Funding

FEMA announced a significant investment in climate resiliency by authorizing $3.46 billion in mitigation funding for the 59 major disaster declarations issued due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. With the growing climate change crisis facing the nation, FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) will provide funding for states, tribes, and territories to maximize their investment... Continue Reading →

Join FEMA July 28 to Learn About Climate Change, Future Conditions, and Nature-Based Solutions

FEMA's Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) Division invites you to a webinar that will provide an overview and examples of climate change, future conditions and how nature-based solutions can help build community resilience against these issues. Additionally, panelists from FEMA, The Nature Conservancy, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will discuss best practices when considering applications to the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities program.

National Dam Safety Awareness Day

May 31 is National Dam Safety Awareness Day, an event that commemorates the tragic failure of the South Fork Dam in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. On May 31, 1889, the worst dam failure in the history of the United States occurred and resulted in the loss of more than 2,200 lives and left thousands homeless. Most recently... Continue Reading →

FEMA Will Host a Series of Civil Rights Stakeholder Summits

Author(s): Jo Linda Johnson, Esq. FEMA’s Office of Equal Rights Director Jo Linda Johnson, shares more about the importance of FEMA's upcoming Civil Rights Stakeholder Summits. While disasters can affect us all, they can also create unique challenges to the individuals they impact. FEMA has seen firsthand how disasters affect communities differently.  When working to... Continue Reading →

Updated Flood Insurance Resources

While 2020 may feel very different for most, disasters can and continue to happen. In a recent podcast Paul Huang, FEMA Assistant Administrator, discusses how purchasing flood insurance is one easy way homeowners and renters can prepare for the future.  The National Flood Insurance Program website has numerous resources for property owners, insurance agents and... Continue Reading →

FEMA Urges Hawaii Residents to Prepare for Hurricane Season

“Where it can rain, it can flood,” says David Maurstad, senior executive of the NFIP. “One of the most important steps homeowners can take during the start of this year’s hurricane season is to renew or purchase flood insurance. With it, you have the peace of mind that comes with knowing you and your home can, and will, recover in the event of an unexpected flood.”

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