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Barriers to receiving federal aid after natural disasters

A new report written by nearly a dozen organizations across the country calls for changes to the disaster recovery system.


FEMA administrator on Covid-19 and natural disaster response

Most people think of hurricanes and tornadoes when they think of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), but the agency has also been responding to another emergency: Covid-19. FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell discussed all facets of her organization’s mission on Government Matters. Criswell explained that FEMA manages not just natural disasters, but also pandemics and […]


FEMA works with faith-based partners to respond to tornadoes in central and southern United States

A tornado recently hit parts of the southern and central United States. More than 70 people have died and many more are still unaccounted for. After the tornado made impact, the White House authorized the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to respond to the disaster. FEMA’s priorities are supporting life-saving and life-sustaining actions. Marcus Coleman, […]


Federal Emergency Management Agency works with private sector in disaster response

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is working 121 major disasters. The pandemic has caused almost half of them. Emergencies like ransomware attacks and COVID vaccine distributions on top of prepping for hurricane and wildfire season all fall to FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell, confirmed by the Senate on April 22. Criswell said her agency works […]


Preparing for wildfires and hurricanes during a pandemic

LTG Laura Richardson (USA), Commander of United States Army North (Fifth Army), discusses how the US Army North is working with FEMA on the coronavirus response while also preparing for the hurricane season that is beginning


FEMA’s challenges in managing the coronavirus response

Chris Currie, Director of Emergency Management, Disaster Recovery and DHS Management Issues at GAO, explains some of the challenges that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has faced in responding to the pandemic


Preparing for both a pandemic and hurricane season

Dave Grant, Partner at Potomac Ridge Consulting, discusses how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting how agencies are preparing for this year’s hurricane season

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