Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

A component of U.S. Department of Homeland Security responsible for protecting the nation and reducing the loss of life and property from all hazards, such as natural disasters and acts of terrorism. FEMA leads and supports a risk-based, comprehensive emergency management system of preparedness, protection, response, recovery, and mitigation. FEMA also administers the National Flood Insurance Program.

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