Please see the websites below for more information on Emergency Management.
Note: clicking any of these links will take you away from longbranch.org.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
From FEMA.gov - "DISASTER. It strikes anytime, anywhere. It takes many forms -- a hurricane, an earthquake, a tornado, a flood, a fire or a hazardous spill, an act of nature or an act of terrorism. It builds over days or weeks, or hits suddenly, without warning. Every year, millions of Americans face disaster, and its terrifying consequences.
On March 1, 2003, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) became part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The primary mission of the Federal Emergency Management Agency is to reduce the loss of life and property and protect the Nation from all hazards, including natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and other man-made disasters, by leading and supporting the Nation in a risk-based, comprehensive emergency management system of preparedness, protection, response, recovery, and mitigation."
Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs)
From FEMA.gov - "What is a FIRM? It is the official map of a community on which FEMA has delineated both the special hazard areas and the risk premium zones applicable to the community."