Federal Emergency Management Agency

Decent Essays
Improved Essays
Superior Essays
Great Essays
Brilliant Essays
    Page 1 of 50 - About 500 Essays
  • Improved Essays

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency [FEMA] provides different types of Individual Assistance Recovery Programs that are processed through three National Process Service Centers [NPSC]. These NPSC’s are located in Denton, Texas; Berryville, Virginia; and Hyattsville, Maryland (Haddow, Bullock, & Coppola, 2017, p. 241). FEMA makes it easier for affected individuals to apply for assistance following a Presidentially-declared emergency following a disaster. Additionally, it lists the different types of assistance that are available and also provides answers to frequently asked questions ("Individual Disaster Assistance", 2017). The Disaster Housing Program assists people whose homes were damaged during a disaster and is intended to provide…

    • 391 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Improved Essays

    Disaster Management in the United States Grace Anderson/L27294987 HLTH 505/B03 LUO Abstract Introduction “Every year, disasters put millions of Americans in danger and destroy billions of dollars worth of property. But every year, all year, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is on the job —as part of a team helping communities reduce their risk, helping emergency officials prepare for all hazards, and helping people get back on their feet after their lives are disrupted by a…

    • 5564 Words
    • 23 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Improved Essays

    today known as Hurricane Katrina, or as FEMA describes it, "the single most catastrophic natural disaster in US history." Death, panic, anger, regret, betrayal, riots, looting: these are all things that occurred during or post Hurricane Katrina. Everyone was confused and looking for help, but it never came, thus, the “blame game” began. The “blame game” refers to – in this case – the events after a traumatic incident in which people begin to attempt to find who is responsible for the incident…

    • 890 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Improved Essays

    intergovernmental agencies failed to work together during the Hurricane Katrina. It was due to “federal, state and local officials did not have a clear understanding of their own roles and responsibilities or how the entire inter-governmental response system should operate” (Schneider, 2008). He also mentioned that it was the “mismatching of what various levels of government expected to do and what they actual do in any emergency situation” are the main contributors to this problem. As…

    • 596 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Improved Essays

    Hurricane Katrina Report

    • 1008 Words
    • 4 Pages

    people in our society arguing that the government isn’t doing enough for these individuals and others claiming that it takes time to see results when handling incidents these incidents. Regardless of one’s point of view, it is very clear that people in our society struggle in these times and so do the agencies that are handling these tragic incidents. On August 23rd, 2005 a natural disaster had been identified and was on…

    • 1008 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Improved Essays

    The Federal response process to a disaster can be started in three different ways. One way is for the governor of the affected state to present a formal request for federal assistance. Another way for federal response if a federal entity was damaged which the president can declare a presidential emergency. The third one is the newest form for federal assistance to be request, which the president can start the pre-deployment process of resources for in anticipation of disaster. In this situation…

    • 631 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Improved Essays

    Qualitative Research Article Critique In the article Interstate Partnerships in Emergency Management: Emergency Management Assistance Compact in Response to Catastrophic Disasters, Kapucu et al. (2009) discusses the Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) response to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005. This study focused on a need to address efforts for emergency management at the state level. Throughout the study, certain themes emerged from the data which support the idea that EMAC…

    • 1245 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Great Essays

    Fema Mission Statement

    • 1073 Words
    • 5 Pages

    Summary: FEMA should remain as an agency incorporated within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Since 1979, FEMA has gone through many changes from being an executive level agency to being incorporated into another agency. FEMA’s missions have changed over the years based on political influences instead of the mission outlined in Executive Orders. According to the FEMA Website, FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation, we work together…

    • 1073 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Great Essays
  • Improved Essays

    Some natural disasters overwhelm the management capabilities of authorities, agencies, individuals, businesses, and of many others. When such incidents strike, they cause several casualties among humans and or indescribable damages to properties, and worse, some of the destructions they engender can never be repaired. After the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001 which was a human-caused disaster, Hurricane Katrina inflicted in 2005 human losses, damages to goods and properties, and other…

    • 1012 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Improved Essays

    The Stafford Act Analysis

    • 461 Words
    • 2 Pages

    The Stafford Act was signed into law in 1988 to provide a framework for federal assistance when disasters strike and exceed the capabilities of local and state resources. The Stafford Act authorizes the delivery of federal technical, financial, logistical, and other assistance to states and localities during declared major disasters or emergencies ("ASTHO," 2013). Under the Stafford Act, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is the agency responsible for coordinating disaster relief…

    • 461 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Previous
    Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 50