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FEMA

 (fē′mə)
abbr.
Federal Emergency Management Agency
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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
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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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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $2.7 million to Orange County through the Texas Division of Emergency Management to fund a project to acquire and demolish 20 structures impacted by flooding from Hurricane Harvey that may be at risk from future flood events.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has renewed for the third year a reinsurance program that transfers future catastrophic flood insurance losses to the private sector.
FEMA said April 2 that it plans to transfer additional risk "by engaging the capital markets for the first time through an insurance-linked securities transaction on or about July 1, 2018." The agency said what it describes as a "new building block" in the NFIP will allow it to transfer risk through both the traditional reinsurance markets and the capital markets.
"If you have been working on a plan with FEMA and FEMA partners on the next step of recovery, then there are ways to move forward and receive assistance," said FEMA spokeswoman Lauren Hersh.
Shortly after the three Texas churches filed their lawsuit in September in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, President Donald Trump tweeted, "Churches in Texas should be entitled to reimbursement from FEMA Relief Funds for helping victims of Hurricane Harvey (just like others)."
The NFIP transferred $1.042 billion of the NFIP's financial risk to the private reinsurance markets earlier in 2017, marking what FEMA described as "a key step toward a stronger and more resilient program" in the statement announcing the claim.
Mattson runs Alpha Sales Technology and is North Central Washington's Applied Technology Council: FEMA 395, Earthquake Safety and Mitigation for Schools.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) regulations provide that for these structures if the cost of improvements or the cost to repair equals or exceeds 50% of the depreciated value of the structure, the property must be brought up to current floodplain management standards.
In July, policyholders--many of whom had been offered money from the claims review but had yet to respond --received letters that their cases would become inactive if they did not contact FEMA by July 31.
FEMA's Twitter account is verified and goes by the user handle @FEMA.
Sprint has assisted FEMA with the evacuation program since 2008; this year, FEMA chose to upgrade its fleet of push to talk devices to Sprint Direct Connect the new gold standard in push to talk service.