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Government Documents - Department of Homeland Security: Federal Emergency Management Agency

Describes our holdings of Homeland Security and related agency publications.

About the agency

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) was established in 1979 through an executive order that merged several disaster response agencies and functions. FEMA took on the functions of the Federal Insurance Administration, the National Fire Prevention and Control Administration, the National Weather Service Community Preparedness Program, the Federal Preparedness Agency of the General Services Administration, the Federal Disaster Assistance Administration activities from the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and Defense Civil Preparedness Agency. In 2003, FEMA became part of the newly-created Department of Homeland Security.

Internet resources

Our holdings

Disaster workers with temporary housingGovernment Documents holds a partial collection of FEMA publications, including the following series:

Flood insurance studies (FEM 1.209/ or HS 5.116/)

Flood maps are also available online through the Flood Map Insurance Center.

We have many Congressional hearings, reports, and documents about disasters, emergency preparedness, civil defense, and related topics. Search for these using ProQuest Congressional.

Flood Insurance Study

Flood insurance study, Hawaii County, Hawaii

Subject Guide

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