National Preparedness Report: December 2021

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The December 2021 National Preparedness report (2021 NPR), issued by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), outlines the progress made in identifying and responding to “threats, hazards, and incidents that pose the greatest risk to the Nation.”

For this report, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) used the events of 2020 to draw broader conclusions about national risk and capabilities and identified management opportunities to build those capabilities and reduce risk.

Some key topics that are new to this edition of the NPR include:

  1. The risk of new pathogens, such as SARS-CoV-2;
  2. Capabilities to address national targets;
  3. Three management opportunities for Federal, state, local, Tribal, and territorial (SLTT) governments and organizations to discover new strategies to improve their risk management capabilities.

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