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Emergencies & Disasters
Preparing America

In the event of a terrorist attack, natural disaster or other large-scale emergency, the Department of Homeland Security will assume primary responsibility on March 1st for ensuring that emergency response professionals are prepared for any situation. This will entail providing a coordinated, comprehensive federal response to any large-scale crisis and mounting a swift and effective recovery effort.  The new Department will also prioritize the important issue of citizen preparedness. Educating America's families on how best to prepare their homes for a disaster and tips for citizens on how to respond in a crisis will be given special attention at DHS.

What You Will Find:

Planning & Prevention

  • Citizen preparedness
  • Terrorist attacks and man-made disasters
  • Natural disasters: fire safety, flood preparation, hurricane and tornado planning

Response & Recovery

  • Emergency response
  • Search and rescue
  • Volunteer organizations

Declared Disasters & Assistance

  • Federally declared disasters
  • Disaster assistance

Weapons of Mass Destruction

  • Preparing for potential attacks
  • DHS response teams

Grants

  • Planning and protecting against natural disasters
  • Fire department grants



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