Congress Explains it All

Well, maybe not everything… but at least they have created a comprehensive document that explains how the disaster declaration process works.  The Congressional Primer on Major Disasters and Emergencies was created for Congress and staffers but can be illuminating to anyone who may be involved in the disaster recovery process.

Topics covered in the 10-page document include:

  • National Response Framework
  • Who Is In Charge?
  • Key Emergency Management Officials
  • Forms of Disaster Assistance

General readers will find especially useful information under “Congressional Activity in the Process” which offers suggestions on steps to take following a disaster declaration by the President, as well as the sources listed under “Where to Obtain Further Information.”

Download the full document here: http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/homesec/R41981.pdf  

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