The federal agency within the Department of Homeland Security that is tasked with responding to, planning for, recovering from and mitigating against man-made and natural disasters.
FEMA) - Independent agency created in 1979 to provide a single point of accountability for all federal activities related to disaster mitigation and emergency preparedness, response and recovery. FEMA administers the National Flood Insurance Program.
Federal agency which, among other things, directs the activities of the Federal Insurance Administration and establishes flood insurance rates and terms of coverage, issues policies, processes claims and identifies and maps flood-prone areas.
an independent agency of the United States government that provides a single point of accountability for all federal emergency preparedness and mitigation and response activities
The Flood Disaster Protection Act was passed in 1973 and responsibility for management of flood control was given to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Then in 1979, the Federal Emergency Management Agency was established. This agency became responsible for the plotting and mapping of the flood zones within the United States.
A government entity that provides for disasters.
An agency of the federal government having responsibilities in hazard mitigation; FEMA also administers the National Flood Insurance Program.
FEMA is the agency with overall responsibility for the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
(FEMA): Federal agency which administers National Flood Insurance Program.
An agency of the federal government charged with establishing policy for and coordinating all civil emergency planning and assistance functions for federal agencies.
The federal agency in charge of disaster recovery in locations that have been declared disaster areas by a state's Governor and the President of the United States.
The federal agency under which the National Flood Insurance Program is administered.
A government agency that provides disaster relief during emergencies, such as floods, fire, earthquakes, etc.
The federal agency in charge of helping people before and after a disaster. It is an executive branch agency that can be called upon to help when the president declares a disaster. The governor of the state must request assistance from the president before FEMA can respond. Disasters are "declared" after hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, earthquakes, or other similar events strike a community.
Federal agency which oversees the administration of flood insurance programs and the designation of certain areas as flood prone.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, is an agency of the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) within the Emergency Preparedness and Response Directorate. FEMA's purpose is to coordinate the response to a disaster which has occurred in the United States and which overwhelms the resources of local and state authorities. The governor of the state in which the disaster occurred must declare a state of emergency and formally request from the President of the United States that FEMA and the Federal Government respond to the disaster.