Our story of supporting citizens & first responders before, during, and after emergencies. For emergencies, call your local fire/EMS/police or 9-1-1.
She started out in the office of response and recovery, then had opportunities to progress in various roles while focusing on emergency management. Vanessa continuously demonstrated her dedication to support disaster survivors & always treated people with compassion & respect.👇
“Had it not been for flood insurance, I don’t know what would have happened.” When Hurricane Irma hit, U.S. Army Sergeant Gary Boggs from Jacksonville, FL was one of many residents who suffered property damage. Learn how flood insurance helped his family:
We are still in the fight against #COVID19 . Here are the latest figures on the whole-of-America response: 🔹 36.2 million samples tested 🔹 26,222 deliveries of medical supplies to nursing homes 🔹 249 completed #ProjectAirbridge missions More:
Don’t wait to #BeReady for hurricane season. This week, Director of the National Flood Insurance Program, David Maurstad, toured the central & eastern U.S. to encourage people to protect their homes with flood insurance before the next hurricane. More: .
In his latest interview, @FEMA_Pete shares how disaster response efforts are adjusting because of the on-going pandemic. “We’re going to need more time to actually put people into these shelters, we’re going to have to screen them for COVID-19." More:
Communities nationwide continue to find innovative ways to support the #COVID19 response. Our latest blog post takes a look at the recent efforts 👇 1/3
🔹 Miami-Dade County officials educate residents and businesses on safety protocols and testing locations. More stories: 3/3
We have created a rumor control page for Hurricane#Florence that will be updated regularly. During disasters, it’s critical to avoid spreading false information. Always check with official sources before sharing.
We created an #Irma rumor control page to help you verify what’s true and what’s not. Visit it here:
If you’re directed to evacuate due to #Irma and need a safe place to go, you can find a list of shelters in our app:
⚠ 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:
Storm surge is deadly. Anyone in an evacuation zone in the Carolinas and Virginia must leave NOW if they haven't yet. #Florence
Over 1,150 Urban Search and Rescue personnel are integrated with state & local teams in NC, SC, & VA to help with rescues after . Th #Florence teams came from all over the country this week, traveling long distances with equipment & K-9 partners to arrive before the storm.
As Hurricane #Michael nears land, take shelter & stay safe. ?Follow weather updates on your phone or radio. ? In a tornado WARNING, go to an interior, windowless room. ? If water comes in, go to the highest floor that’s not flooded but do NOT enter a closed attic.