FEMA Region V
Definition/Scope: FEMA's Region V headquartered out of Chicago, IL, works hand-in-hand with the emergency management stakeholders in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin to prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters. Region V is the second most populated of the 10 FEMA regions serving more than 49 million people. The region’s most common challenges are floods, tornadoes, blizzards, and earthquakes. It also has the highest volume of shipped hazardous materials of all 10 FEMA regions, and is home to 16 of the nation's nuclear power plants which, reside in five of the six of Region V states. They have a staff of about 90 full-time employees and a cadre of more than 300 on-call Disaster Assistance Employees (DAE’s) provide support for Region V.
Broader Terms:Federal Emergency Management Agency