Emergency Management News

Saturday, January 24, 2015

New Disaster Assistance Resource

DisasterAssistance.gov is a website that is maintained by FEMA’s Disaster Assistance Improvement Program (DAIP). DAIP helps survivors by shortening the time required to apply for assistance and reducing the number of forms that need to be completed. Survivors can also upload documents and check the status of their application, all through the website.                       

DAIP is an e-Government initiative, managed by FEMA with the support of 16 other federal agencies to help simplify the disaster assistance process. DisasterAssistance.gov also provides news, information and resources to help individuals, families and businesses prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters.  On DisasterAssistance.gov, survivors can:
  • Find more than 70 forms of assistance from 17 federal agencies;
  • Get the latest information on declared disaster such as wildfires, hurricanes, floods and earthquakes;
  • Find information about evacuating; accessing shelter, food, water and medical services; and assistance locating loved ones and pets;
  • Locate local resources in and around the whole community; and
  • Share resources via social media. 
Visit www.DisasterAssistance.gov today and check out the information available. Spread the word to your loved ones, and be prepared to know where to find assistance before a disaster happens!

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