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How To Apply for Disaster Assistance After...
If you need assistance after Hurricane Irene, the Federal Emergency Management Agency can help you: Locate a disaster recovery center near you Get food and water Return home safely You can apply for disaster assistance: Online at DisasterAssistance.gov From your mobile phone at m.fema.gov By calling 1-800-621-3362 or TTY 1-800-462-7585 Learn more about what to do immediately after a...
Learn How to Recognize and Report Disaster Relief... →
Stay Safe During and After a Flood
If you live in an area that’s likely to flood, you should: Listen to the radio or television for local information. Be aware of flash floods. If there is any possibility of a flash flood, move immediately to higher ground. Do not wait for instructions to move. Be aware of streams, drainage channels, canyons, and other areas known to flood suddenly. If you have to leave your home, do not...
How to Make Sure Your Food and Water Are Safe →
These tips can help you determine if your food and water are safe during a power outage or after a flood.
Tips for Communicating During Emergencies
During and after Hurricane Irene, voice data networks may be busy. The Federal Emergency Management Agency recommends that you let friends and family know your status by sending a text, e-mail, or updating social media sites. If you do need to make a phone call, keep it brief to free up “space” on the network for emergency communications and to conserve battery power, if you are using...
How to Track Hurricane Irene
Hurricane Irene is gaining strength and getting ready to make landfall along the East Coast. It’s important to be prepared if you live in the path of the hurricane. You can find the latest forecast from the National Hurricane Center at hurricanes.gov, find the latest evacuation information from your state, and get the latest news and information about the storm from these federal agencies: ...
Today is Women's Equality Day →
Today is Women’s Equality Day, commemorating the success of the women’s suffrage movement. Read the original documents proposing an amendment to the Constitution.
Librarian of Congress Appoints Philip Levine Poet...
Philip Levine will be the next Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry. Levine is the author of 20 collections of poems and has won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize. The Poet Laureate is selected for a one-year term by the Librarian of Congress and the position has been around since 1936. In recent years, Poet Laureates have started projects to broaden...
Recognize the Symptoms of Depression →
It’s important to recognize the symptoms of depression and know how to help a loved one who may be suffering.
Expanding Access to Health Services for Women
It’s important that women have access to the preventive medical services they need. New guidelines now allow millions of women to receive preventive health services by removing barriers such as copays, co-insurance, and deductibles for several common services including: well-woman visits screening for gestational diabetes human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA testing for women 30 and older ...
Looking for a Job? →
If you’re looking for a job, there is one place you might have overlooked: the U.S. government. Search the USAjobs database to find open positions.
Watch the Space Station Fly Over Hurricane Irene →
Today at 4:05 p.m., the Space Station will fly over Hurricane Irene. Watch live views on NASA TV.
What to do after an earthquake →
A 5.9 magnitude earthquake occurred in Virginia at 1:51pm EDT today. It is among the largest earthquakes ever recorded in Virginia and was felt as far away as Massachusetts. Learn what to do after an earthquake, from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Prescription Drug Safe Practices and Cost...
If your health care provider gives you a new prescription, you can use these resources relating to drug safety and cost, including: Verify Drug Appearance – Protect yourself from possible mistakes at the pharmacy by verifying how your pills should look (color, shape, and imprinted numbers or text). Drug Interactions – If you’re taking a combination of prescription drugs and/or over-the-counter...