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  • FEMA Federal Coordinating Officer Philip E. Parr, center, speaks during a meeting with state and local officials during a Prattsville Recovery Executive Meeting on the towns recovery efforts.
  • Administrator Craig Fugate answers questions from children via video-teleconference for Bring Your Kids to Work Day
  • Mary Hudak of FEMA Region IV presents a photo to a group of emergency managers from Korea. The group attended briefings and toured the Regional Response Coordination Center.
  • FEMA Region IX IMAT deployed to the State of Nevada Emergency Operation Center (EOC) for the Simple Truth Exercise. The exercise was played on three consecutive days with the State of Nevada, Region IX Regional Support Team (RST) and Region IX Incident Management Assistance Team (IMAT).
  • Hazard Mitigation Specialists sharing information in damaged counties to instruct rebuilders about safer rebuilding techniques.
  • Make sure your weather radio is properly set so you will be notified if severe weather alerts are issued in your area.
  • A photo of a cat and a "Preparing Your Pets for Emergencies" brochure.
  • A FEMA For Kids workshop at a school in New York.
  • Preliminary Damage Assessment teams fanned out across the Dallas Fort Worth area in the aftermath of the Tuesday tornadoes.
  • A home destroyed by a tornado in Tennessee.
  • Survivors start the process of applying for disaster assistance with a FEMA Individual Assistance Specialist at a newly opened Disaster Recovery Center in Tennessee.
  • An eerial view of Burlington, North Dakota inundated with flood waters from the Souris River.


October 5, 2012
At the end of each week, we post a "What We’re Watching" blog as we look ahead to the weekend and recap events from the week. We encourage you to share it with your friends and family, and have a
October 5, 2012
I have a challenge for you.  Wherever you’re reading this blog post, look around the room you’re in. Do you know two ways that you could safely exit the room in the event of a fire? Sunday
October 4, 2012
Last Friday, I had the opportunity to meet the second group of the inaugural class of FEMA Corps during their induction ceremony in Vinton, Iowa.  Soon, this group will join their fellow FEMA
October 3, 2012
Washington, D.C., Sep. 28, 2012 -- FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate and United Negro College Fund Special Programs (UNCFSP) Interim President and CEO, Michael J. Hester, sign memorandums of agreement

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