FEMA's 2022 National Preparedness Report (NPR) PDF summarizes the state of national preparedness to help support U.S. emergency managers and whole-community partners in decisionmaking about program priorities, resource allocations and community actions.
This report covers:
- Prevalent national risks, such as cyberattacks and climate change.
- Capability trends across Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment and Stakeholder Preparedness Review reporting communities.
- Management opportunities that outline steps to assist communities in managing risks and addressing capability gaps.
Some specific findings include:
- 92% of communities identified at least 1 natural hazard associated with climate change as being most stressful to emergency management.
- The nation overall has the lowest capability in the Body Recovery/Storage and Medical Care target areas, indicating potentially inadequate preparation to meet these needs in response to a catastrophic disaster.
- Factors such as poverty, lack of access to transportation, and over-capacity housing occupancy continue to weaken the ability of individuals and communities to prevent injury, death and financial loss in a disaster.
The 2022 NPR covers calendar year 2021 and builds on content from previous NPRs.
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