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National Hurricane Preparedness Week

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May 5-11 is National Hurricane Preparedness Week

The National Weather Service will feature a different hurricane related topic each day. Visit their website for daily themes and hurricane awareness and preparedness information.

“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.
Hurricanes:

  • Can happen along any U.S. coast or in any territory in the Atlantic or Pacific oceans
  • Can affect areas more than 100 miles inland
  • Are most active in September
(Source: ready.gov )


Related Publications


42 U.S.C. 68 - DISASTER RELIEF

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42 U.S.C. 50 - NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

Additional Resources

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.