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We arrived at 10:00 pm to Key West Naval Yard. It was dark, there was recently a hurricane so the roads were single lanes or even blocked by debris and we had very little idea where we were going! When we stopped to ask for directions (yes, the old fashion way of finding something but […]
Watching the palm trees sway while listening to the ocean waves and eating tamarinds is certainly not what I thought my FEMA experience would be. However, day started with an alarm going off before 5:45am and then working 12 hours and now looking forward to bed. THAT is what I expected. So how did […]
Training in Alabama was eye opening and awesome!!! The accommodations were larger dorm rooms with in-room coffee, frig and microwave, and a TV. For two weeks, these were much appreciated. I only shared a bathroom with one other person:) I learned mostly about the government branches like Department of Homeland Security and how FEMA fits […]
A New Adventure/A New Path! A year ago, I headed to Texas into an unknown environment, to help out my son’s family for three months. Now I’m embarking on a new adventure, taking a new path – being on call for FEMA to head to disasters around the country, helping people sign up for benefits. […]