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FEMA's Role in the Recovery

Administrator of relief agency pledges long-term commitment

By Emily Shao | March 4 , 2013

Last week, Kid Reporter Emily Shao interviewed W. Craig Fugate, the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The focus of their conversation was National Severe Weather Preparedness Week, but they also talked about the ongoing recovery after Hurricane Sandy.

In the interview, Administrator Fugate explained how FEMA is working with federal and state agencies to help victims in hard-hit areas recover. He also promised to those victims that FEMA would be there to help them for as long as it takes.

Click Play Video to watch Emily's interview!

fema image of hurricane sandy destruction in new jersey
The remains of a home in Union Beach, NJ stand as a stark reminder of the power after Hurricane Sandy swept through the area, November 8, 2012. (Photo by Patsy Lynch/FEMA)

You can share your Hurricane Sandy experiences and find more coverage of the storm and its aftermath on the Scholastic News Kids Press Corps Blog.

Find out how kids across the country are helping the Hurricane Sandy relief effort — and catch up with the Kid Reporters' on-the-ground reporting during the storm — in the Hurricane Sandy Recovery Special Report.


Get the latest on national and international events, movies, television, music, sports, and more from the Scholastic Kids Press Corps.

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