Comment & Privacy Policy

To submit a comment on this site, you must first register, which involves giving your personal information to IdeaScale, a private entity whose server is not under the control of FEMA and whose collection of information is not protected by the Privacy Act of 1974. Before doing so, FEMA strongly encourages that you read the privacy policy on the IdeaScale site carefully. FEMA also encourages periodic review of the privacy policy, as your personal information may be used for marketing or other commercial purposes and the IdeaScale privacy policy can change at any time.

Once you register for this site, IdeaScale will send you regular e-mails about products and services. IdeaScale also uses persistent cookies, which place a long-term cookie on your browser. Please visit to learn how to opt out of persistent cookies. FEMA is not liable for any personal information you give to IdeaScale nor does it endorse any e-mails sent to you by IdeaScale on any products or services it may offer. FEMA will not be collecting any of your information in this registration process.

If you wish to avoid usage of IdeaScale, but still wish to submit comments, you may do so via e-mail to

FEMA reviews all comments for appropriate content. FEMA will not post comments that are off-topic or include abusive or vulgar language, spam, hate speech, personal attacks, advertisements or endorsements of products or similar content, or personal information pertaining to you or another person. We reserve the right to determine which comments are acceptable for this page.

This is a public forum and any information provided in comments may be available to the public. The privacy policy of IdeaScale applies to this site. As such, please do not include information such as a FEMA case number, social security number, or any other personal information. If you choose to post personal information, you do so at your own risk. FEMA disclaims any liability for any loss or damage resulting from any comments posted on this page. This forum may not be used for the submission of any claim, demand, informal or formal complaint, or any other form of legal and/or administrative notice or process, or for the exhaustion of any legal and/or administrative remedy.

This site may also contain aspects that are not in compliance with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. If your accessibility equipment is unable to access content on this site, please contact who will provide you with all the material on this site in an accessible format.

FEMA does not encourage the use of the voting tool. FEMA considers the ideas posted on IdeaScale to be submissions by individuals, which will be evaluated on the quality of the idea and not the number of people who vote to agree or disagree with that idea.

By posting a comment the user acknowledges that he/she owns the copyright to the comment and grants FEMA a royalty-free unconditional license to post the comment on this site and other FEMA controlled sites and to provide a copy of the comment in paper or electronic format to any entity if required by Federal law.

To view FEMA's Privacy Policy in regards to our social media efforts please click here.

FEMA does not endorse any non-government Web sites, companies or applications.