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It is important to keep FEMA updated with your contact information and housing status.
There are unpublished rules that FEMA uses internally to make some of these decisions," Figueroa said.
FEMA surpassed $4 billion in paid claims to insured flood survivors of Hurricane Harvey n Nov.
There is specialized terminology related to FEMA and flood zones.
In July 2010, FEMA signed a memorandum of agreement with the National Council on Independent Living that allows the 450 centers for independent living across the country to access FEMA disaster recovery centers in order to better assist people with disabilities impacted by a disaster.
FEMA joined 22 other federal agencies, programs and offices in becoming part of the Department of Homeland Security, and its Emergency Preparedness and Response Directorate.
Recommendation: To enhance the identification, management, and protection of SSI within FEMA in its administration of the Recovery Act PSGP, the FEMA Administrator should direct FEMA's Assistant Administrator for GPD to develop, document, and approve a policy that reflects management's intent to implement internal controls governing FEMA's review process for Recovery Act recipient reports that include appropriate internal controls and a procedure both for comparing recipient reports against SSI criteria and notifying recipients when their submissions contain SSI.
While Gulf Stream never told families living in the trailers about the formaldehyde problem, it did ask FEMA in 2006 if it should test the trailers and FEMA said no.
FEMA, using OM principles, needs to become adroit and dynamic in identifying optimal locations and in monitoring available commodity inventories, particularly as they are drawn down by the big and small disaster responses they supply.
The story could be written that the federal government is nitpicking," a FEMA spokesperson said.
I was troubled to learn that some FEMA employees may have mot acted with the speed and sensitivity I expect in addressing the concerns raised by some victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita," Paulison said.
Residents of a FEMA trailer park for Katrina victims were recently shocked by loud knocks on their door from officials who told them they had to pack and be ready to leave in forty-eight hours.