We had a flood in our area last year.
Now I could be wrong of course - but I don’t recall FEMA being involved WHATSOEVER in that first wave of relief (water, food, shelter,clearing roads)
From what I recall....FEMA doesn’t bother with that - AT ALL.
When their people first came in - they began the process of surveying the area - taking photos of damage- setting up offices to start the long term relief paperwork - and issuing psa’s informing flood victims how to begin their recovery process.
The national guard was here first - they were the very first group to show up in our small town to start feeding people and clearing roads.