Fema was created with Presidential Executive Order 12148 on July 20 , 1979 by President Jimmy Carter. The Executive Order merged several federal agencies that dealt with preparedness and civil defense. Many see FEMA as the “secret government” of the United States because it’s positions are non-elected, it does not publicly disclose it’s actions, and has their own budget. And if the President of the United States declares a national emergency, the US would shift into martial Law and the true power of FEMA would be revealed. For a brief history of FEMA click here.
FEMA has always been criticized for their lack of efficiency, from Hurricane Andrew to Hurricane Katrina. They have power to confiscation guns, build detention camps, and suspend the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Even former congressman Dan Hamburg is speaking out about what FEMA is up too.
I would urge you to watch these videos and do your own research.