Our story of supporting citizens & first responders before, during, and after emergencies. For emergencies, call your local fire/EMS/police or 9-1-1.
Tomorrow we're hosting a webinar at 2 PM EDT for state, local, tribal and territorial governments on #COVID19 community engagement activities that may be eligible for funding under the public assistance program. Register & learn more: #SlowTheSpread
Our collaboration with business and industry leaders is a critical part of our resilience. Today @FEMA_Pete joined ' @USCCFoundation Building Resilience Through Public-Private Partnerships Conference to highlight our partnerships and lessons learned as we build for the future.
We all need to work together to protect each other and #SlowTheSpread of COVID-19. With the vaccine, your chances of being hospitalized or becoming seriously ill drops dramatically. Get the shot today: #WeCanDoThis
Climate change is rapidly affecting all types of disasters. @FEMA_Pete recently went to CA & OR to see how dire the drought situation is due to wildfires. She says, "FEMA's role in climate is one of my key priorities & it has been since day one."
What are the benefits of COVID-19 vaccine? 🔹 Reduced risk of infection 🔹 Reduced risk of severe symptoms like fever or chills 🔹 Fewer sick days Find a vaccine near you by texting your ZIP code to 438829 or searching #DeltaVariant
According to @CDCgov , the #DeltaVariant is much more contagious than other COVID-19 variants. Even if you're fully vaccinated, continue wearing a mask indoors in public to: 🔹 Maximize protection 🔹 Prevent spreading the virus to others More:
We'll be conducting national test of Wireless Emergency Alerts and the Emergency Alert System at 2:20 PM ET on Aug 11. ⚠️ Remember, the WEA test message will only be displayed on cell phones if you have opted-in to receive test alerts. #FCC #IPAWS
If you are sheltering in place for Hurricane#Delta : ? Stay alert and follow instructions from local officials ? Let family know you’re okay, if possible ? Stay indoors to avoid endangering yourself & first responders More:
⚠ Due to the large amount of speculation regarding #COVID19 , this is a reminder to rely on OFFICIAL sources for accurate information. Help control the spread of rumors by sharing this page:
Hurricane #Laura is moving quickly. Be sure to follow @NHC_Atlantic for the latest updates & heed instructions from your local officials. Download the FEMA App to set emergency alerts for up to five locations. ?Google: ?Apple:
We're supporting those affected by winter storms while also working to get the COVID-19 vaccine to more people. Learn more and find help in your area. ⤵️
We're working with partners to get medical supplies where they are needed by: ? Making the best use of supplies at hand ? Identifying foreign & domestic supplies, speeding deliveries ? Enhancing current and new manufacturing capabilities ? Distributing PPE to "hot spots"
We are working with our partners to support relief efforts for the winter storms and vaccinations. Take a look at what's happening in Detroit and find help near you. ?
Texas: If you were affected by the winter storm, apply for assistance. If uninsured, apply online at . If you have insurance, file a claim with them first & then apply to FEMA. We can't duplicate benefits if you received insurance from your provider first.
FACT: Currently there is no national lockdown. As with all information online or shared via social media, it is important to verify the source of the information.
Hurricane #Laura will bring catastrophic storm surge that could penetrate up to 30 miles inland from Sea Rim State Park, TX, to Intracoastal City, LA. If you are told to evacuate, leave immediately. Know where to go for safe shelter, consider staying with family & friends.