FEMA Videos

  1. ESP: ¿Listo Para La Temporada De Huracanes?

    GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico, July 19, 2018 - Animated video advertisement for hurricane preparedness.

  2. FEMA Launches the "Prepare with Pedro Disaster Preparedness Activity Book"

    FEMA Regional Administrator, James K. Joseph, discusses the "Prepare with Pedro Disaster Preparedness Activity Book", a joint project of the American Red Cross and FEMA. This activity book is designed for adults & children to work on together. Children can learn about fire, earthquakes, floods, tornados & other disasters, as well as how to protect themselves — all while having fun coloring. The activity book can also help build a culture of preparedness by empowering youth and their families to be better prepared for disasters.  

  3. Administrator Brock Long at the 2018 Youth Preparedness Council Summit

    FEMA Administrator, Brock Long, discussing the Youth Preparedness Council and the importance of incorporating youth in the emergency management process.

  4. Español: La Historia de un Sobreviviente: Jeff Baugh y su familia se recuperan después del Huracán Harvey (90 sec)

    Jeff Baugh y su familia acaban de regresar del hospital después de haber nacido su hija cuando llegó el Huracán Harvey. Después de la tormenta, el seguro contra inundación del NFIP permitió a Baugh y su familia volver a su hogar y a sus vidas con mayor rapidez.

  5. Protecting Your Family and Property Starts with Having the Right Insurance Coverage

    Illinois Department of Insurance Director, Jennifer Hammer, and FEMA Region V Regional Administrator, James Joseph, discuss the importance of reviewing insurance coverage to ensure you are prepared before disaster strikes.

  6. Jennifer Hammer and James Joseph Encourage Everyone to Review Their Insurance Policies Before Disaster Strikes

    Illinois Department of Insurance Director, Jennifer Hammer, and FEMA Region V Regional Administrator, James Joseph, encourage everyone to review their insurance policies before disaster strikes.

  7. Heritage Emergency and Response Training: Puerto Rico

    San Juan, Puerto Rico, July 12, 2018 - On September 20, 2017, when Hurricane María tore through Puerto Rico it also caused serious damages to museums, artwork, historic buildings and archives.  FEMA, through the Heritage Emergency National Task Force in collaboration with the Smithsonian Cultural Rescue, Initiative provided the Heritage Emergency and Response Training to museum directors, curators and cultural stewards in Puerto Rico.  This training will assist museum staff, cultural stewards, first responders, and emergency managers to address emergencies and disasters that affect cultural institutions and historic sites.  They will learn to train and manage a response team to implement effective actions during crises, secure, salvage, and stabilize a variety of cultural materials; identify relevant assistance programs available to cultural heritage organizations in the event of a disaster; and understand how first aid for cultural heritage supports recovery in affected communities.

  8. Marathon Community Theater Revived After Hurricane Irma

    Marathon Community Theater in the Florida Keys was damaged by Hurricane Irma in September 2017. Because of their quick action in registering with FEMA and applying to SBA as well as filing insurance claims, they were able to reopen to the public approximately one month after the storm.

  9. STEP Program Process in Florida Keys

    The STEP Program procedures are outlined and explained by Monroe County's Kevin Wilson, Assistant County Administrator for Monroe County Public Works and Engineering.

  10. Be Ready Alliance Coordinating for Emergencies (BRACE) - 2017 FEMA ICP Awareness to Action Award

    Be Ready Alliance Coordinating for Emergencies (BRACE) - 2017 FEMA ICP Awareness to Action Award

  11. PrepTalk: Children and DIsasters: Reducing Vulnerability and Building Capacity Audience Q&A

    Dr. Lori Peek and Sarah Thompson answer questions following their PrepTalk.

  12. PrepTalk Sarah Thompson: Youth - The Key to Building a Culture of Preparedness

    Sarah Thompson is the Director of U.S. Emergencies for Save the Children, where she leads emergency preparedness, recovery and psychosocial programming. Thompson’s PrepTalk focuses on ways to involve youth in improving their disaster preparedness. Emergency managers tend to think of children only in terms of their vulnerability to a disaster, but there is opportunity to work with children before a disaster strikes. "Kids love to learn," Thompson said. "They love to bring home what they learn." That makes children great safety and preparedness advocates.

  13. PrepTalk Dr. Lori Peek: Children and Disasters -- Reducing Vulnerability and Building Capacity

    Dr. Lori Peek is director of the Natural Hazards Center and professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Colorado Boulder.

    In her PrepTalk, Peek acknowledges improvements in addressing the needs of children in disasters, and gives emergency managers five specific ideas to reduce the vulnerability of children to disasters:

    •Ensure that every child attends a safe school.

    •Educate children about risk and risk reduction.

    •Listen to and involve children so they can helpthemselves, other children, and adults.

    •Encourage children’s ingenuity and creativity.

    •Cultivate anchors, advocates, and strong institutions for children.

  14. Conservation and Protection of Leatherback Turtles in Puerto Rico

    June 26, 2018, Dorado, Puerto Rico - Turtle protection volunteer groups in Puerto Rico assist and collaborate to protect leatherback turtles and their nests. They also teach locals, students and tourists about the importance of protecting these turtles. These groups are licensed by the Puerto Rico Department of Natural Resources and require training to interact with the turtles which are an endangered species. If you suspect that the animal is at risk or distressed, get in touch with the authorities such as the Puerto Rico Department of Natural Resources, the Cuerpo de Vigilantes or an authorized turtle group so they can help the animal. Eliezer Hernández/FEMA

  15. Update: Transitional Sheltering Assistance for Puerto Rico & Texas Ends

    FEMA’s Transitional Sheltering Assistance for Texas and Puerto Rican residents affected by last fall’s hurricanes will be ending this June 30. The program is intended to provide emergency support to individuals and families by providing hotel stays as a bridge to longer-term housing. Over the last 10 months, the TSA program has provided shelter to more than 60,000 households in Puerto Rico and Texas, making it the longest emergency shelter mission in the history of the program.


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