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LINKS: Know Your FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency)

Regional and Area Offices (Map)

FEMA has ten regional offices, and two area offices. Each region serves several states, and regional staff work directly with the states to help plan for disasters, develop mitigation programs, and meet needs when major disasters occur.

Region I -- Serving CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT

Region II -- Serving NJ, NY, PR, VI

Region III -- Serving DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, WV

Region IV -- Serving AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC, TN

Region V -- Serving IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI

Region VI -- Serving AR, LA, NM, OK, TX

Region VII -- Serving IA, KS, MO, NE

Region VIII -- Serving CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, WY

Region IX -- Serving AZ, CA, GUAM, HI, NV

Region X -- Serving AK, ID, OR, WA

FEMA Search

Alphabetical Index of FEMA Web Site

FEMA Library (Map)

Study your regions news, meeting reports and memos for other Y2K and related hints.

Enjoy and share the good hits!


(Hope these hotlinks all work, correct, e-mailable URLs though)

-- Diane J. Squire (, January 11, 1999


See also, one of my favorites on Y2K and terrorism, a Region V report ...


Regional Interagency Steering Committee Region V December 1-2, 1998

-- Diane J. Squire (, January 11, 1999.

Whoo Hoo, Diane, thank you! Isn't today a blast!? I'm gonna die here at my mouse, can't pry me away, aaaagggghhhhhhh!

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-- Leska (, January 11, 1999.

Thanks Diane (do you get tired of hearing me say that - I hope not!)

Leska: Yep, great day on the forum - too bad I have been so busy - have read only a couple of threads - hope to catch up later tonight - I think it is time for some fruitcake later too. Bye for now, Rob.

-- Rob Michaels (sonfodust@net .com), January 11, 1999.

Interesting FEMA & Y2K new employee background. -- Diane

FEMA Profile:

Mike Walker, ex-DoD and Pentagon guy now working at FEMA, responsibilities include overseeing FEMAs terrorism activities and the agencys FY2000 appropriations process. He will coordinate FEMAs Y2K activities...


Robert M. "Mike" Walker: Deputy Director


Initial Y2K Assessment of Emergency Services Sector Completed

...Washington, December 16, 1998 -- Mike Walker, FEMA's Deputy Director, has forwarded the initial Emergency Services Sector Y2K assessment to the President's Council on Year 2000 Conversion. y2k1216.htm

Emergency Services Sector (ESS) Initial Assessment for Readiness Report, Dec 16 rpt1216.htm

-- Diane J. Squire (, January 11, 1999.

FEMAs Emergency Services Sector Working Group y2k-em.htm

FEMA's CIO Clay Hollister chairs and coordinates efforts of the Emergency Services Sector working group of the President's Council on Year 2000 (Y2K) Conversion.

FEMA and the other Emergency Services Sector members are responsible for increasing awareness of emergency services providers and for encouraging them to assess their readiness to operate normally leading up to, during, and after the clock rolls over to the year 2000.

The Working Group has eight members:

1) Federal Emergency Management Agency -- Fire Services (USFA) (Fire Services, state and local emergency management)



2) Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) (National Disaster Medical System and Disaster Medical Assistance Teams)

3) Department of Defense (DoD) (Army Corps of Engineers, National Guard)

Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)

The Official National Guard web-site (technically the National Guard Bureau, NGB):

National Guard Association of the United States (NGAUS), The Voice of Americas 500,000 citizen soldiers web-site:

4) Department of Commerce (DOC)/National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) (National Weather Service, state and local government, private sector)

Department of Commerce (DOC)

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

National Weather Service (NWS)

5) Department of the Interior (DOI) (Wildland Fire Protection for National Parks)

6) Department of Agriculture (USDA) (Wildland Fire Protection for National Forests)

USDA Agencies & Staff Offices


7) Department of Transportation (DOT) (Federal Aviation Adminstration, US Coast Guard, Emergency Medical Service Transportation)

8) American Red Cross (Mass Care) index.shtml

Other federal agencies participating in Work Group activities include the Other federal agencies participating in Work Group activities include the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the Small Business Administration, Federal Communications Commission, National Communications System.

Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)

Small Business Administration (SBA)< /a>

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

By the middle of 1999, assessments and contingency plans will be reviewed by the President's Council in relation to possible system failures. Although the Council is discussing the conversion of both federal government and industry systems, it does not assume responsibility for the conversion of systems outside the government. Responsibility for the smooth conversion of any system belongs to the system's owner and its affinity groups.

-- Diane J. Squire (, January 14, 1999.

Useful government overview links for bigger pictures:

The Presidents Cabinet (Graphic icons linking to each one -- Really Cool!!!) cabinet_links.html

Federal Agencies and Commissions (Graphic icons linking to each one - - Super cool too!!!) Independent_Agencies/html/independent_links.html

-- Diane J. Squire (, January 14, 1999.

Diane, I'll have to schedule a FEMA clicking day! You're the bloodhound!
Right now I need Mike Walker's eMail address. Do you happen to have that at your fingertips? He is advocating local prep, but some FEMA trainers at the local level haven't ever heard of Y2K, or have and dismiss it as a looney hoax and won't listen/hear/see a word of it.

They refuse to even *look* at the Washington Post article detailing the plans, etc. I need to get to the bottom, er top, to see if the reporting has been accurate and if so, how can these very people be so in the dark? Very odd.

Thanks, Leska
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-- Leska (, January 14, 1999.


I'll see what I can see. Do you ever get the feeling it's just the top level preparing, trying to keep Y2K preparations to themselves? Whereas those "in the trenches" are left cluess too. Oh, no, they don't "need to know," we'll take care of everyone. Too many military types showing up in unexpected job titles. Something's afoot.

It's all so amazingly bizarre!


-- Diane J. Squire (, January 14, 1999.


Search here for FEMA staff:

Walker, Robert Michael, Deputy Director (202) 646-4211 -- doesnt list e-mail. (Note: Hes a Presidential appointee).

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Robert M. "Mike" Walker: Deputy Director

Mike Walker was appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate as Deputy Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency in September 1998. Previously, Mr. Walker was the 23rd Under Secretary of the Army, a post he has held since November 1997. As Under Secretary, Mr. Walker was the No. 2 civilian leader in the Department of the Army. In his Army position, Mr. Walker was responsible for assisting in the general management of the Department. Mr. Walker served as a member of the Secretary of Defense's Management Council and was responsible for managing the Department of Defense's support to domestic disasters. Mr. Walker served as Acting Secretary of the Army for the first six months of 1998.

In March 1994, Mr. Walker became Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Logistics and Environment, where he was responsible for overseeing more than 100 installations worldwide and more than $200 billion in facilities, equipment and supplies. For one year, he also served concurrently as the Army Acquisition Executive.

For 25 years, Mr. Walker served in various staff positions on Capitol Hill. He was staff director of the Subcommittee on Military Construction of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and an assistant to the late Congressman Joe L. Evins and former Senator Jim Sasser.

A native of Tennessee, Mr. Walker attended the University of Tennessee and served as an enlisted soldier in the Tennessee and Washington, D.C., Army National Guard.

Then read the following speech, illustrating how the National Guard is being used in U.S. terrorism response, by 2000:

Remarks by Hon. Charles L. Cragin, Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense (Reserve Affairs)

SAIC WMD Conference (Weapons Of Mass Destruction), 3 December 1998, Warrenton, VA

So many interconnections!


-- Diane J. Squire (, January 15, 1999.

Types of Disasters and Being Prepared prep.htm

Disasters take many forms. They're caused by gale force winds, sudden floods, releases of deadly chemicals, fire, ice, even upheavals of the earth itself. When disaster strikes, the best protection is knowing what to do.

To find out more about disasters and steps you can take to prepare, select a disaster or other topic below for further information. To find out detailed information about your community's disaster plans, call your local office of emergency services.

[Each one of the following is a hotlink on the actual web-site:]

Natural Disasters

Extreme Heat
Fire Safety During or After a Disaster
Floods and Flash Floods
Landslides and Mudflows
Wildland Fires
Winter Driving
Winter Storms
Winter Preparedness Safety Tips
Thunderstorms and Lightning

Technological Disasters

Hazardous Materials
House and Building Fires
Radiological Accidents -- Under Revision
Nuclear Power Plant Emergency

[The following three topics I found interesting and hard-hitting, in light of Y2K potential accidents, especially the one on terrorism, just Updated: January 10, 1998:]

Hazardous Materials library/hazmatf.htm

Nuclear Power Plant Emergency library/radiolo.htm

Terrorism library/terrorf.htm

Also ...

It is important to consider the plight of animals during disasters. For more information on this subject, visit the Animals and Emergencies section. ... fema/anemer.htm

-- Diane J. Squire (, January 15, 1999.

Diane -- "Do you ever get the feeling it's just the top level preparing, trying to keep Y2K preparations to themselves? Whereas those "in the trenches" are left cluess too. Oh, no, they don't "need to know," we'll take care of everyone. Too many military types showing up in unexpected job titles. Something's afoot. "

Your words yesterday proved eerily prophetic. This is exactly the situation I became privvy to last night. We're backing out of FEMA/group/committeee involvement because the vibes gives us the eebie jeebies. We'll just do refresher classes & advanced seminars but otherwise remain our usual hermit hibernating selves.

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-- Leska (, January 15, 1999.


I'm becoming increasingly convinced that most the military mobilization IS about terrorism, and secondarily about Y2K.

Why is a FEMA web-page on terriorism just newly updated, huh?

Good advice too.


-- Diane J. Squire (, January 15, 1999.

Diane, FEMA is currently more alarmed about terrorist opportunistic mayhem-leveragers than the computers & embedded systems. The idiot trouble-making "terrorists" are more common now than the system failures. Check your eMail; I'm sending you news.

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-- Leska (, January 15, 1999.

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