42 U.S. Code § 5192 - Federal emergency assistance
Whenever the Federal assistance provided under subsection (a) of this section with respect to an emergency is inadequate, the President may also provide assistance with respect to efforts to save lives, protect property and public health and safety, and lessen or avert the threat of a catastrophe, including precautionary evacuations.
The President shall promulgate and maintain guidelines to assist Governors in requesting the declaration of an emergency in advance of a natural or man-made disaster (including for the purpose of seeking assistance with special needs and other evacuation efforts) under this section by defining the types of assistance available to affected States and the circumstances under which such requests are likely to be approved.
2006—Subsec. (a)(1). Pub. L. 109–295, § 681(b)(1)(A), inserted “, including precautionary evacuations” before semicolon at end.
Subsec. (a)(8). Pub. L. 109–295, § 681(b)(1)(B)–(D), added par. (8).
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 109–295, § 681(b)(2), inserted “, including precautionary evacuations” before period at end.
Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 109–295, § 681(b)(3), added subsec. (c).
2000—Subsec. (a)(6). Pub. L. 106–390 struck out “temporary housing” after “provide”.