The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) was established by Presidential Order in 1979 and is part of the United States Department of Homeland Security since 2003. The work of FEMA takes place in its headquarter in Washington D.C., and at other offices and institutions across in the United States.
FEMA coordinates the response of local and national authorities in case of disaster. In addition, FEMA offers financial resources for reconstruction as well as for training.
Tools and Services HAZUS, FEMA’s Methodology for Estimating Potential Losses from Disasters