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Emergency Planning and Security - Windsor, Colo. , Aug. 27, 2012 -- FEMA Region VIII Administrator Robin Finegan (2nd left, behind) presents a $30,000 grant check to Lori Peek (far left), co-directorof the Colorado State University (CSU) Center for Disaster and Risk Analysis, with faculty and kindergartners from the Windmill Child Enrichment Center on Mon. , Aug. 27. CSU will perform a groundbreaking study on disaster preparedness at child care centers in Colorado. The Windsor child care center was struck by a 2008 tornado, but the children were saved by emergency plans already in place. FEMA Photo/Cynthia Hunter

Emergency Planning and Security - Windsor, Colo. , Aug. 27, 2012 -- FEMA Region VIII Administrator Robin Finegan (2nd left) speaks during a $30,000 grant presentation to the Colorado State University (CSU) Center for Disaster and Risk Analysis at the Windmill Child Enrichment Center on Mon. , Aug. 27. CSU will perform a groundbreaking study on disaster preparedness at child care centers in Colorado. The Windsor child care center was struck by a 2008 tornado, but the children were saved by emergency plans already in place. FEMA Photo/Cynthia Hunter

Coastal Storm - La Place, La. , Sep. 3, 2012 -- Community Relations Specialists, Jackie Edds, Tara Marshall, and Derwin Joseph fan out across neighborhoods in La Place with flyers and information to assist residents who may qualify for FEMA assistance from flood damage caused by Hurricane Isaac. Photo by Charles S. Powell/FEMA

Coastal Storm - La Place, La. , Sep. 3, 2012 -- Community Relations Specialist, Joy Cole, (right) goes door to door in neighborhoods affected by Hurricane Isaac handing out flyers and providing information to assist residents who may qualify for FEMA assistance. Areas in La Place flooded when the slow moving storm passed through. Photo by Charles S. Powell/FEMA

Coastal Storm - La Place, La. , Sep. 3, 2012 -- Community Relations Specialist, Patricia "Alley" West, (left) goes door to door in neighborhoods affected by Hurricane Isaac handing out flyers and providing information to assist residents who may qualify for FEMA assistance. Areas in La Place flooded when the slow moving storm passed through. Photo by Charles S. Powell/FEMA

Emergency Planning and Security - San Francisco, Calif. , Sep. 16, 2012 -- Football fans gather to learn more about disaster preparedness during the 2012 National Preparedness Month Bay Area Preparedness Fair which took place during the season home opener of the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park.

Washington, D. C. , Sep. 20, 2012 -- Flat Stella learns about the importance of having a safety plan in place no matter where you are.

Hoboken, N.J., March 1, 2013 -- Riders head underground, where trains will be leaving the Hoboken station for the World Trade Center and Exchange Place for the first weekend service available since Hurricane Sandy caused massive damage to the transit system last October. FEMA's Public Assistance Programs help communities to recover from disaster related damage, including that done to infrastructures. Photo by Sharon Karr/FEMA

Moore, Okla., June 8, 2013 -- This garage floor storm shelter survived the May 20 EF5 tornado but most houses in the neighborhood did not. Many safety officials suggest the best place to be in this type of storm is underground. George Armstrong/FEMA

Alaska, September 19, 2013 -- The Galena Bible Church in Alaska's Interior was among the 90% of structures affected by spring flooding; the church's carpeting has been removed, and will be replaced. While still service as a place of worship, the church is also housing volunteers from across the nation who have worked more than 10,000 hours assisting locals recover. Savannah Brehmer/FEMA

West Alton, Mo., June 6, 2013 -- A mile long secondary berm was put in place overnight to prevent water from flooding the interior of St Charles County which is located between The Mississippi and Missouri Rivers. It was build in anticipation of the Consolidated North County Levee breaching. Steve Zumwalt/FEMA

Petal, Miss., Feb. 18, 2013 -- Karrie Beardall, Disaster Recovery Center Manager, talks with an applicant and brings her a degree of comfort. FEMA's mission in a Recovery Center is not only to answer questions concerning applications, but to give survivors a place to talk with staff that cares and understands their stress. Photo by Marilee Caliendo/FEMA

Alakanuk, Alaska, July 16, 2013 -- FEMA Individual Assistance Specialist Toby Rice and Tribal Liason Wendy Stevens talk registration options at an impromptu disaster assistance registration session in the town hall offices with disaster survivors. FEMA is responding and has a team in place working with disaster survivors, the State of Alaska and the designated Regional Educational Attendance Areas (REAA). Adam DuBrowa/FEMA

La Place, La., Feb. 8, 2013 -- Construction Workers repair the roof of a storm-damaged house in La Place. Across Louisiana, Hurricane Isaac damaged more than 13,000 homes on Aug. 28 and 29, 2013. FEMA/Mike Moore

Alakanuk, Alaska, July 16, 2013 -- In the far remote village of Alakanuk the fuel price is 8 dollars per gallon which drives the locals to use ATV's and snow machines for their transportation. After severe flooding impacted the community, FEMA is responding and has teams in place working with the State of Alaska, the disaster survivors in the designated areas. Adam DuBrowa/ FEMA

Petal, Miss., Feb. 24, 2013 -- Carol Murphy, an American Red Cross (ARC) Volunteer, explains the role of the ARC when located within a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) to new arrived FEMA Corps workers. FEMA has set up a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Petal so that survivors can help from FEMA, the Small Business Administration, Mississippi Emergency Operations and voluntary agencies, all in one place. Photo by Marilee Caliendo/FEMA

Union Beach, N.J., March 7, 2013 -- In Union Beach, new framing is in place on a home that is being elevated after having been damaged by Hurricane Sandy in late October. Hazard mitigation information relating to rebuilding after Hurricane Sandy is available on FEMA's website at www.fema.gov. Photo by Sharon Karr/FEMA

Milan, Ill., May 29, 2013 -- FEMA Applicant Services Specialists Norman Palma, left, and William Nitzke set up the Rock Island County Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) sign. Operated jointly by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency, the DRC provides disaster assistance applicants a place to meet face to face with representatives from FEMA, the U.S. Small Business Administration, state and local agencies and voluntary organizations

Alakanuk, Alaska, July 16, 2013 -- Little Jameson Ayunerak plays while debris is removed from the local general store after a severe flood devastated this community. FEMA is responding and has a team in place working with the State of Alaska and the designated Native American tribes to help business owners and individuals recover form the effects of the disaster. Adam DuBrowa/ FEMA

Moore, Okla., May 22, 2013 -- Residents look at the place their home stood after a tornado struck the community of Moore, Oklahoma on May 20th. Andrea Booher/FEMA

Petal, Miss., Feb. 18, 2013 -- Kelli Hamilton, Mississippi State Recovery Center Manager, in discussion with Angela White Carter, SE Mississippi Long Term Recovery Voluntary Organization in Active Disasters Representative. FEMA has set up a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Petal so that survivors can help from FEMA, the Small Business Administration, Mississippi Emergency Operations and voluntary agencies, all in one place. Photo by Marilee Caliendo/FEMA

Galena, AK, September 8, 2013 -- City contractors place finishing touches on construction and building repairs at the medical facility which was damaged by severe flooding. FEMA is working with The State of Alaska, Tribal Councils and their federal partners to get the city of Galena back on the road to recovery. Adam DuBrowa/ FEMA

Moore, Okla., June 7, 2013 -- At the Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (SBDR) Mass Feeding Center at Moore First Baptist Church, FEMA Mass Care Specialist Bob Brand and SBDR nurse Debbie Ratliff place donated respirators in a storage unit. FEMA and SBDR are partners in providing recovery services for the May 20 tornado survivors. George Armstrong/FEMA

Hoboken, N.J., March 1, 2013 -- Commuters and riders of the Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) system are excited to see a return of weekend transit to the World Trade Center and Exchange Place stations from Hoboken. Service on the underground PATH system has been only partially operational due to the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, last October. Photo by Sharon Karr/FEMA

Wireless Emergency Alert- iOS - Shelter in place still in effect, it does not prevent employees from returning home. - MEMA This alert was sent during the Boston Marathon Bombing response

Emmonak, Alaska, July 15, 2013 -- FEMA Individual Assistance Specialist Toby Rice and Tribal Liason Wendy Stevens are riding in the back of this truck as their form of transportation during a preliminary damage assessment. FEMA is responding and has a team in place working with disaster survivors, the State of Alaska and the designated Regional Educational Attendance Areas (REAA). Adam DuBrowa/FEMA

Nederland, Colo., October 16,2013 -- Nolan Schmidt (L) and Karen Bogenberger, FEMA Corps Disability Communications Specialists, place signs up in the Nederland Disaster Recovery Center to show where communication devices are available for use by residents who may need them. FEMA provides a variety of services to insure that all residents are able to register and to get information they need to assist with their recovery from recent flooding. FEMA is working with local, state and other federal agencies to assist residents in Colorado who were affected by flooding. Photo by Patsy Lynch/FEMA

Galena, Alaska, June 29, 2013 -- Heavy machinery and local contractors work to restore and rebuild the river bank of the Yukon river in an attempt to mitigate any future flooding potential. FEMA is responding with teams in place working the State of Alaska and the designated Regional Educational Attendance Areas (REAA's) and the disaster survivors. Adam DuBrowa/ FEMA

Moore, Okla., June 7, 2013 -- This older storm shelter survived the May 20 EF-5 tornado but most houses in the neighborhood did not. Safety officials and FEMA suggest the best place to be in this type of storm is underground. George Armstrong/FEMA

Hughes, Alaska, July 8, 2013 -- FEMA is responding and has a team in place working with disaster survivors, the State of Alaska and the designated Regional Education Attendance Area's (REAA's). Individuals and business owners who sustained losses in the designated area can begin applying for assistance by registering at www.disasterassistance.gov or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). Adam Dubrowa/ FEMA

Emmonak, Alaska, July 15, 2013 -- At the local school, Ursela Kozersewkorf waits for her grandmother as the family registers with FEMA by calling the 1-800-621 FEMA number at a special meeting place for the Tribal village. FEMA is responding and has a team in place working with the State of Alaska and the designated Native American tribes to help business owners and individuals recover form the effects of the disaster. Adam DuBrowa/ FEMA

Emmonak, Alaska, July 15, 2013 -- At the local municipal building, Sharon Andrews recieves disaster information from FEMA Tribal Relations Specialist Ramona Van Cleve regarding disaster registration, programs and recovery information. FEMA is responding and has a team in place working with the State of Alaska and the designated Native American tribes to help business owners and individuals recover form the effects of the disaster. Adam DuBrowa/ FEMA

Belmar, N.J., Feb. 4, 2013 -- Orange cones mark the edge of the construction area of the new Belmar boardwalk that will replace the original, which was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy in late October of 2012. All told, there will be a 1.3 mile boardwalk in Belmar that will provide tourists and residents a place to relax and enjoy the "new" Jersey shore. Photo by Sharon Karr/FEMA

Belle Harbor, N.Y., May 21, 2013 --The New York City Parks Department, with partial funding from FEMA's Public Assistance program, is constructing a baffle wall in the Rockaways, from Beach 126th Street to Beach 149th Street, to replace the older wall damaged during Hurricane Sandy. Workers place a section of concrete into the steel "H" pilings that were driven to a depth of 25 feet to increase stability. The baffle wall will end up being four feet above street level. K.C.Wilsey/FEMA

Belle Harbor, N.Y., May 21, 2013 --The New York City Parks Department, with partial funding from FEMA's Public Assistance program, is constructing a baffle wall in the Rockaways, from Beach 126th Street to Beach 149th Street, to replace the older wall damaged during Hurricane Sandy. Workers place a section of concrete into the steel "H" pilings that were driven to a depth of 25 feet. The baffle wall will end up being four feet above street level. K.C.Wilsey/FEMA

Moore, Okla., June 8, 2013 -- This garage floor storm shelter survived the May 20 EF5 tornado but most houses in the neighborhood did not. Many safety officials suggest the best place to be in this type of storm is underground. George Armstrong/FEMA

Washington, D.C., July 26, 2013 -- Institute (EMI) graduated thirty-three law enforcement officials who completed the L101 Foundations of Emergency Management course in the National Emergency Management Academy. Tony Russell, Superintendent of EMI, is shown with John Bartolomeo, Deputy Assistant Director of the National Emergency Management Division, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and Roberto Hylton, Senior Law Enforcement Advisor to FEMA Administrator Fugate. The training took place at Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in Washington, DC. Photo by T. Gilboy/FEMA

Wireless Emergency Alert issued by Massachusetts Emergency Managment Office ordering Shelter In Place during the Bosting Marathon Bombing

Moore, Okla., June 8, 2013 -- This new style storm shelter survived the May 20 EF5 tornado while most houses in the neighborhood did not. Many safety officials and FEMA Hazard Mitigation suggest the best place to be in this type of storm is underground. George Armstrong/FEMA

Moore, Okla., June 7, 2013 -- This older storm shelter survived the May 20 EF-5 tornado but most houses in the neighborhood did not. Safety officials and FEMA suggest the best place to be in this type of storm is underground. George Armstrong/FEMA

Petal, Miss., Feb. 17, 2013 -- The tornado that passed through Forrest County destroyed several homes in this area, displacing many residents. FEMA has set up a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Petal so that survivors can get help from FEMA, the Small Business Administration, Mississippi Emergency Operations and voluntary agencies, all in one place. Photo by Marilee Caliendo/FEMA

Port Monmouth, N.J., March 1, 2013 -- At the Monmouth Cove Marina a fisherwoman and her dog find a place to cast while waiting for the fishing pier at Bayshore Waterfront Park to be rebuilt after being devastated by Hurricane Sandy in late October. FEMA works with local, state and federal partners to assist with recovery in communities affected by disasters. Photo by Sharon Karr/FEMA

New York, N.Y., June 14, 2013 --Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Shaun Donovan, FEMA Federal Coordinating Officer (FCO) Michael Byrne and Deputy FCO Willie Nunn met with Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) executives at Bellevue Hospital to discuss repair work taking place in a number of New York City Hospitals damaged during Hurricane Sandy. K.C.Wilsey/FEMA

Hughes, Alaska, July 8, 2013 -- After severe flooding swept through the Koyukuk River territory, the water moved the entire structure of of this home of of the foundation. FEMA is responding and has a team of inspectors in place working with disaster survivors, the State of Alaska and the designated Regional Education Attendance Area's (REAA's). Adam Dubrowa/ FEMA

Petal, Miss., Feb. 17, 2013 -- The tornado that passed through Petal destroyed an Ace Hardware store. The twisted Ace building and its roof destroyed this house across the street. FEMA has set up a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Petal so that survivors can get help from FEMA, the Small Business Administration, Mississippi Emergency Operations and voluntary agencies, all in one place. Photo by Marilee Caliendo/FEMA

Alakanuk, Alaska, July 16, 2013 -- FEMA Individual Assistance Specialist Toby Rice and Tribal Liason Wendy Stevens talk registration options at an impromptu disaster assistance registration session in the town hall offices. FEMA is responding and has a team in place working with disaster survivors, the State of Alaska and the designated Regional Educational Attendance Areas (REAA). Adam DuBrowa/FEMA

Moore, Okla., June 7, 2013 -- This older storm shelter survived the May 20 EF-5 tornado but most houses in the neighborhood did not. Safety officials and FEMA suggest the best place to be in this type of storm is underground. George Armstrong/FEMA

Oceanport, N.J., May 24, 2013 -- Students of Maple Place School in Oceanport, N.J., join with communities along the shore to support the Memorial Day Weekend Ribbon Cutting Ceremony that is showing New Jersey is stronger than the storm. Photo by Sharon Karr/FEMA

Hughes, Alaska, July 8, 2013 -- After severe flooding swept through the Koyukuk River area, massive swaths of erosion has reshaped the riparian corridor. FEMA is responding and has a team in place working with disaster survivors, the State of Alaska and the designated Regional Education Attendance Area's (REAA's). Adam Dubrowa/ FEMA

Moore, Okla., June 8, 2013 -- This garage floor storm shelter survived the May 20 EF5 tornado but most houses in the neighborhood did not. Many safety officials suggest the best place to be in this type of storm is underground. George Armstrong/FEMA

Belle Harbor, N.Y., May 21, 2013 --The New York City Parks Department, with partial funding from FEMA's Public Assistance program, is constructing a baffle wall in the Rockaways, from Beach 126th Street to Beach 149th Street, to replace the older wall damaged during Hurricane Sandy. Workers place a section of concrete into the steel "H" pilings that were driven to a depth of 25 feet. The baffle wall will end up being four feet above street level. K.C.Wilsey/FEMA

Waynesboro, Miss., Feb. 18, 2013 -- Angela Atchison (center), Director, Wayne County Emergency Operations Center (EOC), discusses assignments with Sylvia Gibson (left), Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) and Merdeth Lee (right), MEMA. FEMA has set up a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Waynesboro so that survivors can get help from FEMA, the Small Business Administration, Mississippi Emergency Operations and voluntary agencies, all in one place. Photo by Marilee Caliendo/FEMA

Buckatunna, Miss., Feb. 18, 2013 -- In rural Wayne County, parts of buildings are everywhere in fields and forests. FEMA has set up a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Waynesboro so that nearby survivors can get help from FEMA, the Small Business Administration, Mississippi Emergency Operations and voluntary agencies, all in one place. Photo by Marilee Caliendo/FEMA

New York, N.Y., June 14, 2013 --Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Shaun Donovan, FEMA Federal Coordinating Officer (FCO) Michael Byrne and Deputy FCO Willie Nunn met with Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) executives at Bellevue Hospital to discuss repair work taking place in a number of New York City Hospitals damaged during Hurricane Sandy. K.C.Wilsey/FEMA

Anchorage, Alaska, July 15, 2013 -- Morning flights take the FEMA teams into the remote villages of the Yukon Territory and beyond after a severe flood impacted the State of Alaska. FEMA is responding and has teams in place working with the State of Alaska and the designated Native American tribes to help business owners and individuals recover form the effects of the disaster. Adam DuBrowa/ FEMA

Alakanuk, Alaska, July 16, 2013 -- FEMA Individual Assistance Specialist Toby Rice inspects a heavily eroded river bank along the Yukon. FEMA is responding and has a team in place working with disaster survivors, the State of Alaska and the designated Regional Educational Attendance Areas (REAA). Adam DuBrowa/FEMA

Petal, Miss., Feb. 17, 2013 -- The tornado that passed through Forrest County destroyed several homes and exposed this home's remains of a bedroom. FEMA has set up a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Petal so that survivors can get help from FEMA, the Small Business Administration, Mississippi Emergency Operations and voluntary agencies, all in one place. Photo by Marilee Caliendo/FEMA

Hughes, Alaska, July 8, 2013 -- After severe flooding swept through the Koyukuk River, debris and personal property rim the high water line mark at this remote village. FEMA is responding and has a team in place working with disaster survivors, the State of Alaska and the designated Regional Education Attendance Area's (REAA's). Adam Dubrowa/ FEMA

Queens, N.Y., June 14, 2013 --New York Volunteer Agencies met at the NY Joint Field Office (JFO) to discuss Long Term Recovery Committee issues dealing with housing, funding allocation and the application process, as well as Disaster Case Management in order to better serve affected individuals. The Federal Disaster Recovery Coordination (FDRC) group, along with other Federal, State, City, and Volunteer agencies, reported on the recovery and rebuilding process taking place for Hurricane Sandy. K.C.Wilsey/FEMA

Alakanuk, Alaska, July 16, 2013 -- FEMA Individual Assistance Specialist Toby Rice takes pause while discussing registration options at an impromptu disaster assistance registration session in the town hall offices. FEMA is responding and has a team in place working with disaster survivors, the State of Alaska and the designated Regional Educational Attendance Areas (REAA). Adam DuBrowa/FEMA

Peoria, Ill., December 5, 2013 -- Red Cross Disaster Services worker Guy Hathaway, seated, shows colleague John Potts areas where services are taking place in areas impacted by the recent tornadoes. The men are working in the Red Cross Operations Center for response to this disaster. Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

Queens, N.Y., June 14, 2013 -- FDRC Coordinator Ken Curtin addresses New York Volunteer Agencies who met at the NY Joint Field Office (JFO) to discuss Long Term Recovery Committee issues dealing with housing, funding allocation and the application process, as well as Disaster Case Management in order to better serve affected individuals. The Federal Disaster Recovery Coordination (FDRC) group, along with other Federal, State, City, and Volunteer agencies, reported on the recovery and rebuilding process taking place for Hurricane Sandy. K.C.Wilsey/FEMA

Anchorage, Alaska, July 28, 2013 -- Emergency Management teams comprised of both federal and state officers strategize at temporary offices called a Joint Field Office (JFO). The JFO serves as a meeting place where emergency managers can innovate and find solutions to complex disaster programs, operations and laws related to the Stafford Act. Adam DuBrowa/ FEMA

Petal, Miss., Feb. 17, 2013 -- The tornado that passed through Forrest County leveled homes, displacing survivors. FEMA has set up a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Petal so that survivors can get help from FEMA, the Small Business Administration, Mississippi Emergency Operations and voluntary agencies, all in one place. Photo by Marilee Caliendo/FEMA

Freehold, N.J., Jan. 27, 2013 -- In Freehold, NJ, a Temporary Housing Unit (THU) is simultaneously being anchored in place and having plumbing hooked up in a commercial park for use by a family displaced by Hurricane Sandy. THU's are provided by FEMA and administered through the direct housing program. Photo by Sharon Karr/FEMA

Hughes, Alaska, July 7, 2013 -- After severe flooding swept through the Koyukuk River are, massive swaths of erosion has reshaped the riparian coridor. FEMA is responding and has a team in place working with disaster survivors, the State of Alaska and the designated Regional Education Attendance Area's (REAA's). Adam Dubrowa/ FEMA

Boulder, Colorado, September 17, 2013 -- FEMA's Urban Search and Rescue (US&R) NE-TF1 recon the river for a good place to cross and conduct a search of homes now in the river at the mouth of Left Hand Canyon. Photo: Michael Rieger/FEMA

Seattle, Wash., May 1, 2013 -- Plaques and certificates were awarded to the committee members from the National Earthquake Program Managers (NEPM) Meeting. This meeting took place from April 30 to May 2, 2013 in Seattle, Washington. Among meeting participants and committee members included earthquake program managers from various states across the nation and FEMA

Queens, N.Y., June 14, 2013 -- New York volunteer agencies met at the NY Joint Field Office (JFO) to discuss Long Term Recovery Committee issues dealing with housing, funding allocation and the application process, as well as Disaster Case Management in order to better serve affected individuals. The Federal Disaster Recovery Coordination (FDRC) group, along with other Federal, State, City, and Volunteer agencies, reported on the recovery and rebuilding process taking place for Hurricane Sandy. K.C.Wilsey/FEMA

Galena, Alaska, June 29, 2013 -- The homes along the Yukon river were especially hard hit in the area known as Old Galena after an ice jam restricted the spring melt and innundated the community. FEMA is responding with teams in place working the State of Alaska and the designated Regional Educational Attendance Areas (REAA's) and the disaster survivors. Adam DuBrowa/ FEMA

Moore, Okla., June 8, 2013 -- This is an interior view of a new style storm shelter which survived the May 20 EF5 tornado while most houses in the neighborhood did not. Many safety officials and FEMA Hazard Mitigation suggest the best place to be in this type of storm is underground. George Armstrong/FEMA

Hattiesburg, Miss., Feb. 16, 2013 -- Cindie Waters, American Red Cross (ARC) Disaster Services, welcomes disaster survivors to visit them at the Forrest County Disaster Recovery Center (DRC). FEMA, State, Country and Voluntary Agencies such as the ARC, are at DRCs to prove a "one stop" place for tornado survivors to get needed help and information. Photo by Marilee Caliendo/FEMA

Petal, Miss., Feb. 17, 2013 -- The tornado that passed through Forrest County destroyed several homes, displacing most residents. FEMA has set up a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Petal so that survivors can help from FEMA, the Small Business Administration, Mississippi Emergency Operations and voluntary agencies, all in one place. Photo by Marilee Caliendo/FEMA

Alakanuk, Alaska, July 16, 2013 -- Local residents pick up pallets to place over the lingering flood waters around their residences after severe flooding inundated the territory. Individuals and business owners who sustained losses in the designated areas can begin applying for assistance by registering online at www.disaster assistance.com or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA. Adam DuBrowa/ FEMA

Queens, N.Y., June 14, 2013 --New York Volunteer Agencies met at the NY Joint Field Office (JFO) to discuss Long Term Recovery Committee issues dealing with housing, funding allocation and the application process, as well as Disaster Case Management in order to better serve affected individuals. The Federal Disaster Recovery Coordination (FDRC) group, along with other Federal, State, City, and Volunteer agencies, reported on the recovery and rebuilding process taking place for Hurricane Sandy. K.C.Wilsey/FEMA

Fort Yukon, Alaska, July 6, 2013 -- Moments after learning that the emergency managers were flying through a new fire plume called the Stuart Creek no. 2 fire, the emergency managers react to all of the bush fires that crop up along the flight path. FEMA is responding and has a team in place working with the State of Alaska and the designated Regional Educational Attendance Areas (REAA's) and disaster survivors. Adam DuBrowa/ FEMA

Moore, Okla., June 7, 2013 -- The interior indicates that someone found safety here while their homes were being destroyed by the deadly May 20 EF-5 tornado. Safety officials suggest the best place to be in this type of storm is underground. George Armstrong/FEMA

Belmar, N.J., Feb. 4, 2013 -- Pile drivers are in place, in multiple locations, along what will be the new boardwalk in Belmar, pushing pilings 25 feet deep into the sand to serve as support for the walkway. Epic Management, Incorporated has entered into a contract with the Borough of Belmar with an April 30 contract deadline date. Photo by Sharon Karr/FEMA

Queens, N.Y., June 14, 2013 --New York Volunteer Agencies met at the NY Joint Field Office (JFO) to discuss Long Term Recovery Committee issues dealing with housing, funding allocation and the application process, as well as Disaster Case Management in order to better serve affected individuals. The Federal Disaster Recovery Coordination (FDRC) group, along with other Federal, State, City, and Volunteer agencies, reported on the recovery and rebuilding process taking place for Hurricane Sandy. K.C.Wilsey/FEMA

Galena, AK, September 8, 2013 -- City contractors place finishing touches on construction and building repair at the medical facility which was damaged by severe flooding. FEMA is working with the State of Alaska and their federal partners in an effort to get the city back on the road to recovery. Adam DuBrowa/ FEMA

Moore, Okla., June 7, 2013 -- This storm shelter probably saved the lives of the owner and neighbors who found safety here while their homes were being destroyed by the deadly May 20 EF-5 tornado. Safety officials suggest the best place to be in this type of storm is underground. George Armstrong/FEMA

Galena, Alaska, June 29, 2013 -- The homes along the Yukon river were especially hard hit in the area known as Old Galena after an ice jam restricted the spring melt and innundated the community. FEMA is responding with teams in place working the State of Alaska and the designated Regional Educational Attendance Areas (REAA's) and the disaster survivors. Adam DuBrowa/ FEMA

Galena, Alaska, June 29, 2013 -- Local contractors work to muck out the inside of the US Postal Service building after severe flooding innudated the structure. FEMA is responding with emergency management teams in place whom are working on behalf of the State of Alaska's designated Regional Educational Attendance Areas (REAA's) and the disaster survivors. Adam DuBrowa/ FEMA

Petal, Miss., Feb. 18, 2013 -- FEMA Applicant Services Specialist Henry Clyburn, listens to an applicant's questions. FEMA has set up a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Petal so that survivors can obtain guidance and help from FEMA, the Small Business Administration, Mississippi Emergency Operations and voluntary agencies, all in one place. Photo by Marilee Caliendo/FEMA

Moore, Okla., June 8, 2013 -- This new style storm shelter survived the May 20 EF5 tornado while most houses in the neighborhood did not. Many safety officials and FEMA Hazard Mitigation suggest the best place to be in this type of storm is underground. George Armstrong/FEMA

Galena, Alaska, June 29, 2013 -- Local contractors work to paint the inside of the US Postal Service building after severe flooding innudated the structure. FEMA is responding with emergency management teams in place whom are working on behalf of the State of Alaska's designated Regional Educational Attendance Areas (REAA's) and the disaster survivors. Adam DuBrowa/ FEMA

Hoboken, N.J., March 1, 2013 -- Riders utilizing the Hoboken Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) station are ecstatic about the return of weekend service from Hoboken to the World Trade Center and Exchange Place stations. A portion of the funding required to repair the system is covered by federal aid approved for Hurricane Sandy relief. Photo by Sharon Karr/FEMA

Queens, N.Y., Feb. 28, 2013 -- FEMA hosted Emergency Management Teams from Japan and the Arab League, at the NY Joint Field Office (JFO) to brief them on disaster recovery operations for Hurricane Sandy. Dan Alexander (left), Deputy Federal Coordinating Officer for Recovery, discusses FEMA's recovery support strategy taking place to rebuild and restore communities damaged in Hurricane Sandy. K.C.Wilsey/FEMA

Emmonak, Alaska, July 15, 2013 -- At the local school, Ursela Kozersewkorf waits with her grandmother Ursula Kozersewkorf as the family registers with FEMA by calling the 1-800-621 FEMA (3362) number at a special meeting place for the Tribal Village members. FEMA is responding and has a team in place working with the State of Alaska and the designated Native American tribes to help business owners and individuals recover from the the disaster. Adam DuBrowa/ FEMA

"Louisville, Miss., May 15, 2014 -- The crane's hook with a block is unrigged after lifting the storm shelters into place. Residents in Itawamba, Jones, Leake, Montgomery, Simpson, Warren, Lee, Lowdnes, Madison, Wayne, Rankin and Winston counties whose property was damaged by the recent storms, tornadoes and flooding in Mississippi may now apply for federal assistance, and are encouraged to apply, to FEMA by calling (800) 621-3362, (TTY) (800) 462-7585, or by applying online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov. Bill Koplitz/FEMA"

Tama, IA - August 9, 2014 - Jason and Dara Jefferson watches the Tribe 100th Annual Pow Wow which took place at an alternate location due to flooding at the historical Pow Wow grounds. Since the 100th annual Pow Wow is critical to Meskwaki culture and economy, FEMA was able to support the relocation of the temporary Pow Wow Facility with its Public Assistance program. (Photo by Steve Zumwalt FEMA)

Tama, IA - August 9, 2014 - Members of the Meskwaki Nation honors US Veterans at the Tribe 100th Annual Pow Wow which took place at an alternate location due to flooding at the historical Pow Wow grounds. Since the 100th annual Pow Wow is critical to Meskwaki culture and economy, FEMA was able to support the relocation of the temporary Pow Wow Facility with its Public Assistance program. (Photo by Steve Zumwalt FEMA)

Tama, IA - August 8, 2014 - Shinobi Wanatee awaits to dance at the Tribe 100th Annual Pow Wow which took place at an alternate location due to flooding at the historical Pow Wow grounds. Since the 100th annual Pow Wow is critical to Meskwaki culture and economy, FEMA was able to support the relocation of the temporary Pow Wow Facility with its Public Assistance program. (Photo by Steve Zumwalt FEMA)

Oso, Wash., May 19, 2014 -- Workers clear State Route 530 of debris from a slide that took place March 22. Efforts are being made to reopen the highway

An American Red Cross truck at a disaster planning event that took place in the Presidio, San Francisco, CA in June 2014

Charleston, S.C., December 19, 2014 -- FEMA employees successfully completed the pilot session of the FEMA Incident Workforce Academy (FIWA). The academy was a two-week intensive which took place in Charleston S.C. at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center

Louisville, Miss., May 5, 2014 -- One of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) modules of the mobile hospital is being put in place by the Baptist Men of North Carolina volunteers. The men have trained for 60 hours in how to put the hospital together in the field. Residents in Itawamba, Jones, Leake, Montgomery, Simpson, Warren, Lee, Lowdnes, Madison, Wayne, Rankin and Winston counties whose property was damaged by the recent storms, tornadoes and flooding in Mississippi may now apply for federal assistance, and are encouraged to apply, to FEMA by calling (800) 621-3362, (TTY) (800) 462-7585, or by applying online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov. Bill Koplitz/FEMA

Tama, IA - August 8, 2014 - Children of the Meskwaki Nation dance at the Tribe 100th Annual Pow Wow which took place at an alternate location due to flooding at the historical Pow Wow grounds. Since the 100th annual Pow Wow is critical to Meskwaki culture and economy, FEMA was able to support the relocation of the temporary Pow Wow Facility with its Public Assistance program. (Photo by Steve Zumwalt FEMA)

Tama, IA - August 9, 2014 - Members of the Meskwaki Nation dance at the Tribe 100th Annual Pow Wow which took place at an alternate location due to flooding at the historical Pow Wow grounds. Since the 100th annual Pow Wow is critical to Meskwaki culture and economy, FEMA was able to support the relocation of the temporary Pow Wow Facility with its Public Assistance program. (Photo by Steve Zumwalt FEMA)

"Louisville, Miss., May 15, 2014 -- The first of 4 storm shelters is lifted into place at the site of Mobile Hospital on S Church Street. Residents in Itawamba, Jones, Leake, Montgomery, Simpson, Warren, Lee, Lowdnes, Madison, Wayne, Rankin and Winston counties whose property was damaged by the recent storms, tornadoes and flooding in Mississippi may now apply for federal assistance, and are encouraged to apply, to FEMA by calling (800) 621-3362, (TTY) (800) 462-7585, or by applying online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov. Bill Koplitz/FEMA"