Disaster Services

Hundreds of National Service Members Join Sandy Recovery Efforts

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) today announced that approximately 936 national service members have been deployed to seven states affected by Hurricane Sandy, with 855 additional individuals on standby for assignments in the hardest-hit areas.

10 Post-Hurricane Safety Tips

When it comes to massive storms like Hurricane Sandy, many dangers remain long after the weather event has dissipated. Some areas far from the front lines of the devastation won't make headlines but will continue to feel the storm's effects for some time to come. Be aware of potential hazards and consider these tips adapted from FEMA's Ready.gov website for post-hurricane safety.

Sandy Update: Staying Safe and How to Help

The following post was originally published on the FEMA blog on October 30, 2012.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to those who have been affected by Hurricane Sandy. While the worst of the weather is beyond some areas on the East Coast, Sandy remains a very large storm system that continues to pose life-threatening hazards for coastal and inland areas including high winds, heavy rains, dangerous storm surge and flash flooding, and snow and cold weather hazards in some areas.

Ways to Help in the Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

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National Service Update on Hurricane Sandy - 11/2/2012, 9:30 a.m.

Friday, November 2, 9:30 a.m.:

An additional 112 AmeriCorps members have deployed as part of the CNCS reponse to Hurricane Sandy, bringing the total of national service members on the ground to 877. These members are serving in six states and include the 41 FEMA Corps teams previously deployed. An additional 900 members standby for deployment.

One Year After Joplin Tornado, AmeriCorps Still Hard at Work

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 
Monday, May 21, 2012 (All day)

National Service CEO to Survey Progress, Meet Joplin Leaders, and Thank Volunteers

Joplin, Mo. – One year after a devastating tornado ripped through Joplin, Missouri, the city is making a strong recovery thanks to the resilience of the Joplin people, a united recovery effort, and an extraordinary outpouring of volunteers and AmeriCorps members who have made a powerful impact and remain hard at work today.

New FEMA-AmeriCorps Partnership Strengthens Response, Recovery Efforts Following Disasters

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 (All day)

Washington, D.C. The Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) today announced an innovative new partnership designed to continue to strengthen the nation's ability to respond to and recover from disasters while expanding career opportunities for young people.

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