FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that the U.S. works together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.
In the aftermath of the September 11 attacks, FEMA and 21 other legacy organizations were brought under the newly formed Department of Homeland Security. FEMA is organized into ten Regional Offices:
Region I Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont
Region II New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands
Region III Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and W. Virginia
Region IV Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, N. Carolina, S. Carolina and Tennessee
Region V Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin
Region VI Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas