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    FEMA Emergency Mitigation Q&A

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    Contact any state's Office of Emergency Management and find out what mitigation programs are currently offered. Are they all federally funded, or are there programs run by the state or some other entity? Find out if the local government participates in any of these programs, or if they offer any additional programs funded by other sources. Do you believe your community is taking advantage of every possible mitigation program, or do you feel more could be done with what is currently offered?

    What events can the president of the United States declare disasters? Should there be stricter guidelines concerning what events the president of the United States can declare disasters? Why or why not?
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    Q. Are they all federally funded, or are there programs run by the state or some other entity?
    A. According to McCarthy (2011) in a recent report on disaster federal mitigation, " One
    Aspect of particular concern is how FEMA makes projections of funding needed in response
    To any given disaster or to meet future disasters. "From this, it is possible to deduce that funding for officially mitigating disasters across the country comes from the State as is the duty of the state to its people. But while the state has official programs, other entities with interest to preserve and protect cities, and sites also work with the state, to cooperate to achieve the mitigation of a particular disaster. As an example of this. In the State of Illinois, the company United Way has its own disaster mitigation program, having chosen the role of funding projects and efforts to help the people in the state recover from disasters by putting together a Disaster Mitigation Fund.

    Q. Find out if the local government participates in any of these programs, or if they offer any additional programs funded by other sources.
    A. Yes, in the State of Illinois, FEMA has relationships with each and every town and ...

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