Federal Emergency Management Agency


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Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Formerly an independent federal agency that became part of the Department of Homeland Security on March 1,2003.FEMA's mission statement is to “lead the effort to prepare the nation for all hazards and effectively manage federal response
and recovery efforts following any national incident.”FEMA (www.fema.gov) also initiates proactive
mitigation activities,trains first responders,and manages the National Flood Insurance Program.

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The order requires the Bank of Pontiac to pay a civil money penalty of $32,550, which will be remitted to the Federal Emergency Management Agency for deposit into the National Flood Mitigation Fund.
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"You can't cut through the debris with heavy equipment," says Bruce Baughman of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. So workers gingerly shovel into the twisted steel, scooping rubble into 5-gallon buckets and passing them down a 200-foot human chain.
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