Bipartisan legislation would create a four-year pilot project within the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Local officials have pushed for hazard mitigation funds as well as outstanding FEMA reimbursements.
Last week’s quake near L.A. shows the promise of the West Coast seismic notification system under development. But its effectiveness will depend on those using the technology.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency's latest National Level Exercise will take place April 30 to May 11.
Heavy rain is expected to fall on areas burned by recent wildfires, increasing the risk for deadly mudslides and destructive debris flows.
The agency has its hands full with 21 disasters in 14 states, which means federal assistance may arrive slowly in the event of yet another national emergency.
“We begin recovery the minute we start response,” according to the Maryland Emergency Management Agency's executive director.
Can commercial tech hold up in a mock disaster? The agency’s Science and Technology Directorate wants to find out.
A Homeland Security Department advisory group wants to help emergency responders control the social media conversation.
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An estimated 38 percent of the U.S. population is eligible to donate blood. Less than 10 percent of that population actually do.
FEMA wants state and local governments to play a 'larger role' post-disaster while shifting those funds to mitigation.
“Over the last half-dozen years every one of our federal and state funding lines has been cut back,” according to Alaska Earthquake Center seismologist Mike West.
The waiting game continues at the Rattlesnake Hills where the ground recently “changed its behavior.”
The 7.9 magnitude earthquake in the Gulf of Alaska didn’t cause major damage but the local response underscores some important lessons in emergency preparedness.
A blast over Honolulu would be catastrophic. That doesn’t mean the government shouldn’t help the public prepare for one.
“There are fail safes built into the system, but there aren’t enough fail safes”
The State Warning Point issued the mobile alert in error after someone "pressed the wrong button" during a shift change.
Emergency managers and first responders anticipated dealing with a second disaster in and near areas recently burned in wildfires. But the destruction is worse than expected in some places.
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