Which of the following statements about the Stafford Act is correct? Under the Stafford Act:

Which of the following statements about the Stafford Act is correct? Under the Stafford Act:

  • The types of incidents that may qualify as a major disaster are extremely broad.
  • The President may only declare a major disaster at the request of a Governor or tribal Chief Executive who certifies the State or tribal government and affected local governments are overwhelmed.
  • An emergency is defined as any natural catastrophe for which, in the determination of the President, Federal assistance is needed to supplement State, tribal, and local efforts and capabilities to save lives.
  • The Federal assistance available for major disasters is more limited than that which is available for emergencies.

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