Posted by: Public Affairs
As we often say, it takes the hard work of the entire emergency management team to help disaster survivors get back on their feet as soon as possible. Since the deadly tornadoes and storms struck the southern U.S. last week, we’ve been working to support our state and local counterparts, and getting the word out that individuals in eligible counties should apply for disaster assistance.
A story in today’s Washington Post highlighted our Community Relations teams, who go door to door to share information on how individuals and businesses owners can apply for assistance, and what the steps are in the process.
This video, taken last year after Hurricane Alex, gives another example of our Community Relations teams in action. While the video references a hurricane, the teams operate in a very similar way from disaster to disaster:
As the response and recovery efforts continue, we will continue to work closely with the emergency management team – a team that includes state, local, tribal governments; the private sector; the public; and voluntary, faith-based, and community organizations – to support the needs of disaster survivors and the affected communities.
For the latest updates on the ongoing response and recovery to the southeast tornadoes, visit the Severe Storms / Tornadoes category on the blog.