Published: May 3, 2019
“We can’t stop extreme events from happening. But we surely can come together and find ways to make our societies more dynamically resilient in the face of those threats.”
The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30.
The Pacific hurricane season runs May 15 to November 30.
(Source: ready.gov )
42 U.S.C. 68 - DISASTER RELIEF
42 U.S.C. 50 - NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE
120 Stat. 1725 - Pets Evacuation and Transportation Standards Act of 2006
Amends the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act to ensure that State and local emergency preparedness operational plans address the needs of individuals with household pets and service animals following a major disaster or emergency
102 Stat. 4689 - Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Amendments of 1988
To provide for more effective assistance in response to major disaster and emergencies, and for other purposes
88 Stat. 143 - Disaster Relief Act of 1974
Special measures, designed to assist the efforts of the affected States in expediting the rendering of aid, assistance, and emergency services, and the reconstruction and rehabilitation of devastated areas, are necessary
H. Rept. 115-276 - REPEATEDLY FLOODED COMMUNITIES PREPARATION ACT
Amends the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968 to ensure community accountability for areas repetitively damaged by floods, and for other purposes
H. Rept. 115-233 - NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM ADMINISTRATIVE REFORM ACT OF 2017
Makes administrative reforms to the National Flood Insurance Program to increase fairness and accuracy and protect the taxpayer from program fraud and abuse
Search govinfo's Public Papers of the Presidents collection from 1991 - 2013, to read remarks and statements made by U.S. Presidents regarding various hurricanes and disaster relief efforts.
The Department of Homeland Security and its Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) administer disaster assistance and emergency management in the U.S. Under the Stafford Act, state governors initiate requests for disaster assistance. If the President finds that a major disaster or emergency exists, FEMA activates Federal funding programs to assist in the response and recovery effort.
Explore the National Archives and Records Administration's (NARA) “Disaster and Declarations Assistance” Federal Register site search which includes some related disaster assistance programs administered by other Federal agencies, such as the Small Business Administration, Farm Service Agency, and Commodity Credit Corporation.
- Visit the U.S. Government Publishing Office Bookstore’s website to find more publications related to emergency and disaster preparedness.
- Check out GPO's Government Book Talk blog, August 13, 2018, on "Psychosocial Issues for Children and Adolescents in Disasters."
- Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s ready.gov website for comprehensive information on hurricane preparedness at home and in your community.
- Learn more about how the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is taking steps towards building a "Weather-Ready Nation," and visit their National Hurricane Center's website for continuous and updated watches, warnings, forecasts and analyses of hazardous tropical weather.
- Preparing for a Hurricane or Tropical Storm Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Join FEMA’s America’s Preparedness Portal to register your event and get connected to preparedness programs, and check out The National Flood Insurance Program to make sure you know what your insurance policy covers before an emergency.