The Federal Emergency Management Agency or FEMA is a government agency in the United States which is organized under the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in the Emergency Preparedness and Response Directorate. The agency is charged with what it defines as four domains of emergency management: mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery. Mainly, FEMA responds to any disaster that occurs in the United States that is declared a federal disaster area by the President of the United States.
FEMA coordinates the work of federal, state, and local agencies in responding to floods, hurricanes, earthquakes, and other natural disasters. FEMA provides financial assistance to individuals and governments to rebuild homes, businesses, and public facilities; trains firefighters and emergency medical professionals; and funds emergency preparedness throughout the United States and its territories (description by http://www.wikipedia.org/
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) flood related web page links:FEMA Home PageFEMA Flood Home PageFEMA Fast Facts to Learn about flood risk and flood insuranceFEMA Buying Flood Insurance GuideFEMA Flood Frequently Asked QuestionsFEMA Flood Hazard MappingFEMA Flood Hazard Mapping
- forms Elevation CertificateFlood Proofing Certificate (FEMA Form 81-65)MT-1 Form
: Application Forms for Conditional and Final Letters of Map Amendment and Letters of Map Revision Based on FillMT-2 Form
: The forms to request Conditional Letters of Map Revision (CLOMRs) and Letters of Map Revision (LOMRs).MT-EZ Form
: Application Form for Single Residential Lot or Structure Amendments to National Flood Insurance Program MapsFee information pertaining to submittalsFEMA Elevation Certificate Information and GuideFEMA Letter of Map Amendment (LOMA) or Letter of Map Revision-Based on Fill (LOMR-F) ProcessFEMA Map Service Center
– Provides information on Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMS): online access and online store for hard copy purchases of maps.