On March 2003, the Federal Emergency Management Agency became part of the U.S. Dept. Of Home Land Security. DISASTER. It strikes anytime, anywhere. It takes many forms; a hurricane, an earthquake, a tornado, a flood, a fire or a hazardous spill, an act of nature or an act of terrorism. It builds over days or weeks, or hits suddenly, without warning. Every year, millions of Americans face disaster, and its terrifying consequences.