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Natural Disaster Impact: National Support Resources - Response

National Support Resources - Response


Emergency Community Water Assistance Grants (ECWAG)
Agencies: United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)Rural Utilities Service (RUS)
To assist rural communities that have experienced a significant decline in quantity or quality of drinking water due to an emergency, or in which such decline is considered imminent, to obtain or maintain adequate quantities of water that meets the standards set by the Safe Drinking Water Act. This emergency is considered an occurrence of an incident such as, but not limited to, a drought; earthquake; flood; tornado; hurricane; disease outbreak; or chemical spill, leakage, or seepage.

Emergency Farm Loans
Agencies: United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)Farm Service Agency (FSA)
USDA's Farm Service Agency (FSA) provides Emergency loans to help producers who own or operate located in a county declared by the President or designated by the Secretary of Agriculture as a primary disaster area or quarantine area. All counties contiguous to the declared, designated, or quarantined primary counties also are eligible for Emergency loans.

Emergency Water Assistance Program
Agency: United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)
Emergency supplies of drinking water for consumption and well construction.

Flood and Post-Flood Response
Agencies: United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Provides disaster preparedness and response services and advanced planning measures designed to reduce the amount of damage caused by an impending disaster. USACE is prepared and ready to respond to natural and man-made disasters.

General Disaster Response
Agencies: United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Under the National Response Framework, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is assigned as the primary agency for Emergency Support Function #3 – Public Works and Engineering and Emergency Support Function #9 – Search and Rescue.

Hurricane Response
Agencies: United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
USACE employees stand ready to engage in severe weather emergency support missions. FEMA assigns USACE missions to include: debris management, commodities distribution, temporary housing, temporary roofing, emergency power, infrastructure assessment, and support to urban search and rescue.