Men unloading bottled water off a truck.
An inter-agency team delivers water in Puerto Rico during the emergency response to Hurricane Maria. BLM Photo.
An inter-agency team delivers water in Puerto Rico during the emergency response to Hurricane Maria. BLM Photo.

"Leading the Department of the Interior's emergency management efforts to enhance protection and preservation of the lands and resources with which we are entrusted."

The mission of the Office of Emergency Management is to provide expertise and leadership for the Department’s emergency management responsibilities worldwide through the integration of emergency management programs, functions, and supporting activities to prevent, protect against, mitigate the effects of, respond to, and recover from all hazards.

 

 

View of large storm from space.
View of large storm from space.
The Office of Emergency Management is coordinating response and recovery efforts for the Department of the Interior.
Women looking at a swollen river with storm debris.
Women looking at a swollen river with storm debris.
As a Department of the Interior (DOI) employee you can take the initiative to assist with the Hurricane Harvey, Irma, and Maria recovery efforts. The DOI Office of Emergency Management is working in support of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide needed support for response and recovery efforts.
Zika Virus Information
Zika Virus Information
Zika is a disease caused by Zika virus that is spread to people primarily through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. The most common symptoms of Zika are fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis (red eyes). The illness presents symptoms lasting for several days to a week. People usually don't get sick enough to go to the hospital, and they very rarely die of Zika.
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