The immediate danger has passed and now your mind turns to what to do after an emergency. How do you begin to recover from the effects? If you've evacuated, is it safe to return home? Some answers will be dependent upon the type and impact of the emergency, but you can start finding out what steps you'll need to take and what resources are available to you. The primary federal agency that provides emergency aid to victims of all types of disasters is FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency.