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FEMA

 (fē′mə)
abbr.
Federal Emergency Management Agency

FEMA

n acronym for
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) Federal Emergency Management Agency: a US government body intended to coordinate responses to a disaster in the US itself

FEMA

Federal Emergency Management Agency.
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Noun1.FEMA - an independent agency of the United States government that provides a single point of accountability for all federal emergency preparedness and mitigation and response activities
Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security - the federal department that administers all matters relating to homeland security
independent agency - an agency of the United States government that is created by an act of Congress and is independent of the executive departments
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This contract underscores FEMA s confidence in STARR II to deploy the right mix of technical and engineering support for communities at risk across the country, says Scott Murray, Stantec s Executive Vice President for US Operations.
21 letters to FEMA administrator Craig Fugate, Schumer and Gillibrand contended that FEMA beginning the one-year deadline from the first written denial of a flood claim is "not consistent with the governing statute and the terms of the standard flood insurance policy.
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Also, FEMA inspectors monitor the homeowners to make sure building is continuing.
Texas received the largest lump sum for Hurricane Ike in 2008 when FEMA gave over $2 billion in hurricane relief grants to alleviate costs on the Texas coast.
According to Information Week, FEMA's deputy administrator for protection and national prepared ness told the 70 employees that accessed the database to stop using it because FEMA was no longer supporting the server on which it was housed.
FEMA was born, in the process, absorbing several organizations, including the Federal Insurance Administration, the National Weather Service Community Preparedness Program, the Federal Preparedness Agency of the General Services Administration and the National Fire Prevention and Control Administration.
FEMA has taken steps to ensure Recovery Act PSGP staff consistently follow the Department of Homeland Security's SSI policies and processes, but key actions have not been taken.
Might it also be that FEMA officials were not prepared to make predisaster arrangements with private contractors and nonprofit organizations on the basis of sound OM principles?
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.