With the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) recently unveiling the redesign of itsÂ FEMA.Gov website,Â I asked Administrator Craig Fugate if he would explain why the agency undertook the overhaul.
In the brief video (below), Fugate says FEMA wanted to make the site more focused on helping the public in answer the following questions: “How do I prepare? What do I do when a disaster strikes? And how do I recover?” So, that information is now front and center on the top of the front page of the website.
FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate explains why the agency overhauled its website.
We shot the video in a kitchen of the American Red Cross’ Hall of Service across from the White House just after he had spoken to the Emergency Crisis Data Summit about how FEMA was integrating new technology tools, such as the new website, to help the public access and provide disaster information. I apologize for the quality of the video, though it is less shaky than the other one I shot and posted of Fugate that same day. I had not used the Flip camera in seven months and am out of practice.
A screenshot of the new FEMA.Gov website (Credit: TechPresident)
TechPresident also has a link of the previous FEMA.Gov site here if you want to compare.