Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

US government agency that seeks to lead America to prepare for, prevent, respond to and recover from disasters.
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Primary geographic focus: NATIONAL
Organization type(s): Government
Acronym or short name: FEMA
Tags: Disaster Recovery

FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from and mitigate all hazards.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency coordinates the federal government’s role in preparing for, preventing, mitigating the effects of, responding to, and recovering from all domestic disasters, whether natural or man-made, including acts of terror.

As of April, 2014, FEMA has 14,844 employees across the country – at headquarters, the ten regional offices, the National Emergency Training Center, Center for Domestic Preparedness/Noble Training Center and other locations.


News Story

FEMA tells residents it needs Sandy money back after wrongly disbursing funds

David B. Caruso, Michael Kunzelman
Washington Post
November 9, 2014
After wrongly disbursing Sandy money, FEMA asks for the money back.

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