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Joplin, Mo., Jan. 17, 2014 -- Mayor Medlodee Colbert-Kean presents a Proclamation to Richard Serino, Deputy Administrator for FEMA, recognizing his work for the community's recovery following the deadly tornado on May 2011. Serino is in Joplin to see recovery efforts. Photo by Steve Zumwalt FEMA

Jopiln, Mo., January 17, 2014 -- Mayor Medlodee Colbert-Kean presents a Proclamation to Richard Serino, Deputy Administrator for FEMA, recognizing his work for the community's recovery following the deadly tornado on May 2011. Serino is in Joplin to see the recovery efforts. Photo by Steve Zumwalt FEMA

Joplin, Mo., January 17, 2014 -- Mayor Medlodee Colbert-Kean presents a Proclamation to Richard Serino, Deputy Administrator for FEMA, recognizing his work for the community's recovery following the deadly tornado on May 2011. Serino is in Joplin to see the recovery efforts. Photo by Steve Zumwalt FEMA

[Severe Storms/Flooding] Fargo, ND, 04/10/1997 -- Sandbagging becomes a community effort as hundreds of residents and volunteers fight the rising waters of the Red River. FEMA/David Saville

[Severe Storms/Flooding] Fargo, ND, 04/10/1997 -- Sandbagging becomes a community effort as hundreds of residents and volunteers fight the rising waters of the Red River of the North in Fargo, North Dakota. FEMA/David Saville

[Severe Storms/Flooding] Fargo, ND, 04/15/1997 -- Newly filled sandbags are moved around by truck to a levee that's being raised. The entire community is working with volunteers to protect neighborhoods from the rising waters of the Red River of the North. FEMA/David Saville

US Air Force (USAF) STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Corella, 55th Rescue Squadron (RQS), looks for stranded residents during a search and rescue mission, from the crew door of his HH-60 Black Hawk helicopter, while flying over a flooded community near New Orleans, Louisiana (LA). Department of Defense (DOD) units are mobilizing as part of Joint Task Force (JTF) Katrina to support the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) disaster-relief efforts in the Gulf Coast areas devastated by the hurricane

[Hurricane Katrina] Plaquemines Parish, LA., 9/21/2005 -- A chair hangs from a telephone line and a boat is smashed into a telephone pole - signs of the destruction in the fishing community of Plaquemines Parish following Hurricane Katrina. FEMA photo/Andrea Booher

[Hurricane Rita] Holly Beach, La., October 3, 2005 - Nothing is left of the Gulfside community of Holly Beach, once home to 300 residents and a favorite destination for thousands of tourists and fishermen. Hiurricane Rita destroyed these homes and other structures all along Highway 27, which skirts the Gulf of Mexico in lower Cameron Parish. Win Henderson / FEMA

[Hurricane Rita] Holly Beach, La., October 3, 2005 - Nothing is left of the Gulfside community of Holly Beach, once called home by 300 residents as well as thousands of tourists and fishermen. Hiurricane Rita destroyed these and other structures all along Highway 27 which skirts the Gulf of Mexico in lower Cameron Parish. Win Henderson / FEMA

[Hurricane Rita] Holly Beach, La., October 3, 2005 - Ten miles west of Cameron, La., this Gulfside community once alled home by 300 residents now lies in shambles. Hurricane Rita destroyed numerous structures and severely damaged power and utility systems along a long stretch of Highway 27 in lower Cameron Parish. Win Henderson / FEMA

[Hurricane Rita] Holly Beach, La., October 3, 2005 -- An alligator trail crosses an area of sand washed in and over a road that once served residents of this gulfside community of 300 residents. The town was totally destroyed by the high surf and winds of Hurricanr Rita. Win Henderson / FEMA

[Hurricane Rita] Holly Beach, La., October 3, 2005 - An American flag, planted on a sandbar that was once a road in this gulfside community of 300 residents, flutters amongst the ruins that remain. Hurricane Rita totally devastated this town which also played host to thousands of tourists and fishermen. Win Henderson / FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, October 6, 2005 - A medical corpsman aboard the USS Comfort, a 1,000 bed floating hospital ship now docked here and providing medical support to the city's medical community, prepares a blood sample for processing to verify its type. Hospitals throughout the city were badly damaged by the winds and floodwaters of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Win Henderson / FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA, October 9, 2005 - The City of New Orleans leaves the Superdome behind as it takes its first journey since Hurricane Katrina destroyed the rail lines. Amtrak has resumed service from Union Passenger Terminal on October 9, and hopes to help aid the growth and rebuilding of the community. Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] Empire, LA, October 25, 2005 - Fishing boats are stacked on top of other boats in Empire, LA, a result of Hurricane Katrina's landfall. This fishing community has extensive damage. Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] Buras, LA, October 25, 2005 - The eye of Hurricane Katrina passed directly over this community. The water tower rests on top of a house in the ruins of Plaquemine Parish. Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

[Hurricane Rita] Houston, TX, November 6, 2005 -- Members of the Franklin Avenue Baptist Church from New Orleans at a reception FEMA hosted at the First Baptist Church of Houston open packets designed to explain programs and benefits. FEMA organizes many community events to get information to potential clients. Photo by Ed Edahl/FEMA

[Hurricane Rita] Houston, TX, November 6, 2005 -- Angela Stapleton, Manager of the Houston DRC Individual Assistance, addresses members of the Franklin Avenue Baptist Church from New Orleans at a reception FEMA hosted at the First Baptist Church of Houston to explain programs and benefits. FEMA CR staff organize many community events to get information to potential clients. Photo by Ed Edahl/FEMA

[Tornado and Severe Storms] Newburgh, IN, October 8, 2005 -- This suburban community is heavily damaged by a Tornado. Temporary roofing is being placed as the community rebuilds. Leif Skoogfors/FEMA Photo

[Hurricane Rita] Holly Beach, LA, 11-16-05 -- This community of 500 structures was smote by Hurricane Rita's tidal surge. Hurricane Rita left many people homeless who are asking FEMA to help them rebuild their community and get back on their feet. MARVIN NAUMAN/FEMA photo

[Hurricane Rita] Johnson Bayou, LA, 11-16-05 -- This community at Johnson Bayou was wiped out from the tidal surge from Hurricane Rita, taking even the utilitiy lines. Hurricane Rita left many people homeless that are asking FEMA to help them get back on their feet and to rebuild their communities. MARVIN NAUMAN/FEMA photo

[Hurricane Rita] Johnson Bayou, LA, 11-16-05 -- This community at Johnson Bayou was leveled by the tidal surge and winds from Hurricane Rita. Hurricane Rita left many people homeless and as of Dec. 20 FEMA has taken 2,530,657 registrations from Hurricanes Rita and Katrina. MARVIN NAUMAN/FEMA photo

[Tornado and Severe Storms] Evansville, IN, November 9, 2005 -- Acting FEMA Director R. David Paulison tours tornado ravaged Evansville and Newberg, Indiana. Paulison praises local community efforts and volunteerisim. Leif Skoogfors/FEMA Photo

[Hurricane Rita] Johnson Bayou, LA, 11-16-05 -- This community at Johnson Bayou was wiped out from the tidal Surge from Hurricane Rita. Hurricane Rita left many people homeless that are asking FEMA to help them get back on their feet and to rebuild their communities. MARVIN NAUMAN/FEMA photo

[Tornado and Severe Storms] Evansville, IN, November 9, 2005 -- Acting FEMA Director R. David Paulison touring tornado ravaged Evansville and Newberg, Indiana. Paulison praising local community effort. Federal Coordinating Officer (FCO), Brad Gair (left). Leif Skoogfors/FEMA Photo

[Hurricane Rita] Holly Beach, LA, 11-16-05 -- Most of the roads at Holly Beach are unsafe for travel and must be repaired. This neighborhood of 500 structures was vanished by Hurricane Rita's tidal surge leaving little if any debris. Hurricane Rita left many people homeless that are asking FEMA to help them rebuild their community and get back on their feet. MARVIN NAUMAN/FEMA photo

[Tornado and Severe Storms] Evansville, IN, November 9, 2005 -- Acting FEMA Director R. David Paulison touring tornado ravaged Evansville and Newberg, Indiana. Paulison praises local community effort. Leif Skoogfors/FEMA Photo

[Tornado and Severe Storms] Evansville, IN, November 9, 2005 -- Acting FEMA Director R. David Paulison touring tornado ravaged Evansville and Newberg, Indiana. Paulison praises local community effort. Leif Skoogfors/FEMA Photo

[Hurricane Rita] Johnson Bayou, LA, 11-16-05 -- This community at Johnson Bayou was almost totally leveled by the tidal surge and high winds of Hurricane Rita. Hurricane Rita left many people homeless and as of Dec. 20, 2005 FEMA has taken 2,530,657 registrations from Hurricanes Rita and Katrina. MARVIN NAUMAN/FEMA photo

[Tornado and Severe Storms] Evansville, IN, November 9, 2005 -- Acting FEMA Director R. David Paulison touring tornado ravaged Evansville and Newberg, Indiana. Paulison meets with community leaders requesting specific help. Leif Skoogfors/FEMA Photo

[Hurricane Rita] Cameron, LA, 11-10-05 -- Free phone calls and internet connections are provided by this FEMA sponsored MCI phone/communication trailer. The FEMA sponsored MCI communication van provides phone and internet service for the whole community which is totaly without service. MARVIN NAUMAN/FEMA photo

[Hurricane Rita] Cameron, LA, 11-10-05 -- A Free phone call can be made from this FEMA sponsored MCI phone/communication trailer. The FEMA sponsored MCI communication van provides phone and internet service for the whole community which is totaly without service. MARVIN NAUMAN/FEMA photo

[Hurricane Rita] Cameron, LA, 11-10-05 -- Free phone calls and internet connections are provided by this FEMA sponsored MCI phone/communication trailer. The FEMA sponsored MCI communication van provides phone and internet service for the whole community which is totaly without service. MARVIN NAUMAN/FEMA photo

[Hurricane Rita] Cameron, LA, 11-18-05 -- Field FEMA operations Mike Dietrich, Tim Ball, and Sam Willbanks do a conferance call in the FEMA sponsored MCI phone/communication trailer. The FEMA sponsored MCI communication van provides phone and internet service for the whole community which is totaly without service. MARVIN NAUMAN/FEMA photo

[Hurricane Rita] Creole, LA, 11-18-05 -- The community of Creole is destroyed a result of Hurricane Rita's tidal surge. The community and victims are asking FEMA to help. MARVIN NAUMAN/FEMA photo

[Hurricane Rita] Holly Beach, LA, 11-16-05 -- This community of 500 structures was leveled by Hurricane Rita's tidal surge and high winds leaving little debris. Hurricane Rita left many people homeless that are asking FEMA to help them get rebuild their community and get back on their feet. MARVIN NAUMAN/FEMA photo

[Hurricane Katrina] Ellisville, MS, November 27,2005 -- Terri Valenti, co-director of Camp Sister Spirit, a retreat near Ovett, MS, talks to a church member about supplies that she and others are donatating to the church community. Members of Camp Sister Spirit provided shelter and food to area residents affected by Hurricane Katrina. Patsy Lynch/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] Long Beach, Miss., December 1, 2005 -- FEMA housing representative Syd Melton (facing) speaks with a resident concerning the status of her FEMA temporary housing at a town meeting held by Congressman Gene Taylor. Rep. Taylor was addressing the community on the status of the Hurricane Katrina relief bills currently under consideration by Congress. Mark Wolfe/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] Long Beach, Miss., December 1, 2005 -- Congressman Gene Taylor (D-MS) speaks to a gathering of Long Beach residents. Rep. Taylor was addressing the community on the status of the Hurricane Katrina relief bills currently under consideration by Congress. Mark Wolfe/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] Long Beach, Miss., December 1, 2005 -- FEMA housing representatives Rafaela Monchek (foreground, facing) and Syd Melton (background, facing) speak with residents concerning the status of their FEMA temporary housing at a town meeting held by Congressman Gene Taylor. Rep. Taylor was addressing the community on the status of the Hurricane Katrina relief bills currently under consideration by Congress. Mark Wolfe/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] Lake Charles, LA, December 6, 2005 - A van is parked out front of the Calcasieu Parish Long-Term Community Recovery Team storefront on Broad Street in downtown Lake Charles, La. Citizens, businesses and organizations are encouraged to use the storefront to gather information related to Hurricane Rita and to contribute ideas and needs for recovery. Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] Lake Charles, LA, December 6, 2005 - (L-R) Phil Ganezer, Wendy Primeaux, Cathy Denison-Wicke and Clint Horbert, members of the Calcasieu Parish Long-Term Recovery Team, meet at the newly opened community storefront in Lake Charles, Louisiana. This operation, under the coordination of the Louisiana Recovery Authority and FEMA, encourages citizens, businesses and organizations to give input on area needs and future recovery suggestions through the storefront as well as gather information on what opportunities exist on how to recover and rebuild the parish and region. Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] St. Bernart, LA, 12-12-05 -- Community Relation's Mary Dawson answers questions from local government at a FEMA sponsored "Louisiana Speaks" long term recovery planning workshop for St. Bernard Parish. FEMA sponsored workshops are an important step in Local/State/Federal Partnerships. MARVIN NAUMAN/FEMA photo

[Hurricane Katrina] Belle Chase, LA, December 20, 2005 - At this table a member from the Vietnamese community, United Way, FEMA and ELM Ministries, all part of the Un-Met Needs Task Force, discuss ways to address the needs of disaster victims that normally would not qualify for benefits under existing programs. This Un-Met Needs Task Force, composed of many different organizations, come together to work as a unified group to provide assistance to every affected citizen. Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] Bay St. Louis, December 23, 2005 -- A community Christmas tree complete with gifts, is erected near the bay. Bay St. Louis is hard hit by Hurricane Katrina. Mark Wolfe/FEMA

[Hurricane Rita] Holly Beach, LA, January 11, 2006 - What once was referred to as the "Cajun Riviera" is now a debris covered beach after Hurricane Rita struck in September 2005. Holly Beach, a community in Cameron Parish, has been completely destroyed and is currently in the recovery process with the aid of FEMA. Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

[Hurricane Rita] Holly Beach, LA, January 11, 2006 - Eric Monceaux (L) points to where his Holly Beach properties once stood before Hurricane Rita destroyed the entire area. With equipment donated by Jason Young (R) and the help of FEMA, the community once referred to as the "Cajun Riviera" begins its clean-up with intent to rebuild. Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

[Hurricane Rita] Holly Beach, LA, January 11, 2006 - A front shovel is being used to clear the debris left behind by Hurricane Rita on Holly Beach. This beach front community was completely destroyed and will take several years to recover. Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] Baton Rouge, LA, January 17, 2006 - This class is being conducted in a new modular building used as a temporary classroom at Audubon Elementary School. FEMA has funded these buildings in several school districts to accomodate students displaced by Hurricane Katrina to alleviate overcrowded conditions in the schools that welcomed the hurricane victims to their community. Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

[Hurricane Rita] Houston, TX, January 20, 2005 -- Congressman Al Greene at the introduction of a campaign against housing discrimination developed pro bono by ad agency Lowe Worldwide. FEMA Community Service workers have worked hard to deal with housing discrimination faced by refugees. Photo by Ed Edahl/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] Baton Rouge, LA, January 21, 2006 - State Federal Coordinating Officer Jeff Smith reads some of the suggestions posted by citizens expressing their local needs and visions for long-term recovery projects. Louisiana Recovery Planning Day gives local residents and community organizations a voice regarding planning efforts for their parishes. Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] Baton Rouge, LA, January 21, 2006 - A team member of the Louisiana Recovery Planning Day jots down notes of suggestions made and written on sticky notes placed on posters at this open house in Baton Rouge. At these meetings notes are placed on maps and charts to identify priority recovery issues unique to each community, as well as defining visions and goals of Louisiana's concerned residents. Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] Baton Rouge, LA, January 21, 2006 - Discussions with planning team members and local residents at the Louisiana Recovery Planning Day open house is one method used to gather public input that will identify priority recovery issues unique to each community. This event serves as the first of several opportunities for Louisiana citizens and organizations to join the local, state and federal initiative to create long-term recovery plans for rebuilding hurricane affected areas in Louisiana. Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] Baton Rouge, LA, January 21, 2006 - This local resident writes suggestions on a sticky note at the Louisiana Recovery Planning Day Open House in Baton Rouge to give input identifying recovery issues unique to her community and parish affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Feedback forms and notes placed on maps and charts, as well as one-on-one discussions with planning team members are methods used to gather information during this planning event. Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] Baton Rouge, LA, January 21, 2006 - Residents are asked to place stickers under categories on posters to identify areas they are most concerned with at Louisiana Recovery Planning Day. This is a significant part of a year-long, locally driven planning effort to deal with South Louisiana's community needs for long-term recovery. Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

[Hurricane Rita] Cameron, LA, 1-26-06 -- This Public building is in one of the largest shrimp fishing ports in the Gulf which was severly damaged by Hurricane Rita. FEMA is helping Cameron rebuild its government, community, and businesses. MARVIN NAUMAN/FEMA photo

[Hurricane Rita] Holly Beach, LA, 1-27-06 -- Eric Miller from Johnson Bayou Water Works starts a pump to remove water from a ditch where he will replace a damaged fire main. This Holly Beach Community was destroyed by Hurricane Rita. FEMA is helping Local governments get Utilities back in operation under its Public Assistance program so residents can move back. MARVIN NAUMAN/FEMA photo

[Hurricane Rita] Holly Beach, LA, 1-26-06 -- Sunrise at Holly Beach. Two images combined to show the depth of beauty and depth of destruction at Holly Beach when a huge tidal surge destroyed this 500 home community. FEMA is working with the local Parishes (Counties) who have requested FEMA's help in removing debris left by Hurricane Rita on Public and Private Property. Marvin Nauman/FEMA photo

[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA, 02-3-06 -- Mayor Ray Nagin talks with King Abdullah II Bin Al-Hussein of Jordan about the issues this 9th ward community faces from Hurricane Katrina. The King of Jordan is taking the foot tour of the 9th Ward to see first hand what happen here and to learn how we respond and handle disasters and what lessons can be learned and applied to disasters in his country. MARVIN NAUMAN/FEMA photo

[Hurricane Katrina] Belle Chasse, LA, February 4, 2006 - Rows of FEMA provided travel trailers are installed in Plaquemines Parish for the temporary housing of the community's displaced residents. Providing temporary housing in the disaster affected community enables the hurricane victims to be closer to home during the rebuilding process. Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] Washington, DC, February 8, 2005 -- Jack Schuback of FEMA (r) speaks with a member of The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), a neighborhood group from New Orleans who are in Washington to march and ask FEMA for more help in rebuilding damaged neighborhoods. FEMA/Bill Koplitz

[Hurricane Katrina] Washington, DC, February 8, 2005 -- Acting Director R. David Paulison meets with The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), a neighborhood group from New Orleans who are in Washington meeting with FEMA officials and asking for more help in rebuilding damaged neighborhoods. FEMA/Bill Koplitz

[Hurricane Katrina] Washington, DC, February 8, 2005 -- FEMA Public Information Officer, Butch Kinerney, speaks with a member of The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), a neighborhood group from New Orleans who are in Washington to march and ask FEMA for more help in rebuilding damaged neighborhoods. FEMA/Bill Koplitz

[Hurricane Katrina] Washington, DC, February 8, 2005 -- Acting Director R. David Paulison meets with The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), a neighborhood group from New Orleans who are in Washington meeting with FEMA officials and asking for more help in rebuilding damaged neighborhoods. FEMA/Bill Koplitz

[Hurricane Katrina] Hancock County, Miss., February 21, 2006 -- Brice Phillips, an amateur radio operator who broadcast locally on WQRZ-LP 103.5 FM throughout Hurricane Katrina, ponders the destruction of his home studio. Mr. Phillips is to receive the 2006 Governor's Initiative for Volunteer Excellence (GIVE) Award for his continued dedication to keeping the community informed before, during and after the storm. Mark Wolfe/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] Hancock County, Miss., February 21, 2006 -- Brice Phillips, an amateur radio operator who broadcast locally on WQRZ-LP 103.5 FM throughout Hurricane Katrina, ponders the destruction of his transmitting equipment at his home studio. Mr. Phillips is to receive the 2006 Governor's Initiative for Volunteer Excellence (GIVE) Award for his continued dedication to keeping the community informed before, during and after the storm. Mark Wolfe/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA, February 27, 2006 - Some residents affected by Hurricane Katrina were able to install a FEMA provided travel trailer on their property next to their damaged houses as repairs begin. Trailer lined streets indicate the residents' desire and intent to rebuild their community. Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA, March 8, 2006 - The level of flooding from Hurricane Katrina is evident by the yellow water line across the awning and pillars of this house in Gentilly. The homeowner has coverage from the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and is eligible for the Increased Cost of Compliance (ICC) benefit since he lives in a high risk area and is elevating his home above the base flood elevation in compliance with the community's floodplain ordinance. Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA, March 8, 2006 - This house in Gentilly is in the process of being elevated above the base flood elevation adopted by the community in result of flooding from Hurricane Katrina. The homeowner will raise the house a total of 11' and has received the Increased Cost of Compliance (ICC) benefit included with his National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) policy because of his compliance to the community's floodplain management ordinance. Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] D'Iberville, Miss., March 16, 2006 -- Ed Cake, Ph.D. (left) and Irene McIntosh, Ph.D., Vice-President and President, respectively, of the D'Iberville Volunteers Foundation discuss the foundation's efforts outside their office. Dr. Cake and Dr. McIntosh are both residents of the area and became involved to ensure a fast, strong recovery for the community. They are volunteers. Mark Wolfe/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] D'Iberville, Miss., March 16, 2006 -- Ed Cake, Ph.D. (right), volunteer Vice-President of the D'Iberville Volunteers Foundation points the cook, Dick Darnell, toward the mess tent. The foundation was created to ensure a fast, strong recovery for the community. Mark Wolfe/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] Biloxi, Miss., April 1, 2006 - Americorps volunteers (L-R) Daniel Wojtowicz of Westean, Mass., Beth Crosby of Charlottesville, VA., and Cory Price, chat with a FEMA representative while awaiting today's training at the Biloxi Joint Field Office (JFO). Americorps Volunteers in Biloxi are working with Habitat for Humanity and Morrell Foundation, building housing for volunteers working in the community, with said houses to be ultimately given to those who lost their homes in Hurricane Katrina. George Armstrong/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] Pass Christian, Miss., April 6, 2006 - Peter McCarthy and daughter, Cedar Rose, are participating in a FEMA community feedback session regarding the Long Term Community Recovery (LTCR) Plan for the Governor's Office of Recovery and Renewal (GORR). Residents select from a list of potential recovery projects and indicate which they think are most critical for inclusion. George Armstrong/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] Pass Christian, Miss., April 6, 2006 -- A FEMA GIS staff member reviews with local residents the latest electronic mapping system showing the newly designated Advisory Base Flood Elevation (ABFE) maps at this ESF-14 Long Term Community Recovery (LTCR) outreach session tonight. GIS staff can advise residents whether their homes are situated in a flood plane according to the new maps. George Armstrong/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] Pass Christian, Miss., April 6, 2006 - FEMA Public Information Officer (PIO) Sandy Jasmond and ESF-14 Jackson County Lead Harold Lathon review community input regarding downtown revitalization issues during tonight's Long Term Community Recovery (LTCR) outreach session. This input will help formulate the state recovery plan for the Governor's Office of Renewal and Recovery. George Armstrong/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] Pass Christian, Miss., April 6, 2006 - Gerry Powers, FEMA Mitigation liaison to Long Term Community Recovery (LTCR), explains to a Harrison County resident how to protect life and property by incorporating mitigation into rebuilding or new construction. Pre-disaster mitigation is important damage prevention for individual homeowners and local government. George Armstrong/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] Pass Christian, Miss., April 6, 2006 -- Tim Gelston, FEMA Long Term Community Recovery lead for Hancock County, listens as a local resident shares her views on meeting the housing needs of coastal communities. Having their voice heard is important for those affected by new projects. George Armstrong/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] Pass Christian, Miss., April 6, 2006 - Joshua Barbee, FEMA Environmental and Historic Preservation specialist, uses his experience as an architect, engineer, and planner in discussing the community need for critical facilities with a Harrison County resident. Critical Facilities is an important component of the Harrison County Long Term Community Recovery (LTCR) plan, which will be presented to the Governor's Office of Recovery and Renewal (GORR ) by FEMA. George Armstrong/FEMA

[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Marmaduke, Ar. April 8, 2006 -- The remnants of a classroom are exposed to the elements as a result of a tornado that struck this northeast Arkansas community on April 2, 2006 and tore the roof off a section of the school. This comunity of 1100 residents had damages to nearly 90 percent of its residential and business structures. FEMA/Win Henderson

[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Marmaduke, Ar. -- A tractor, once parked in a semi-trailer unit to protect it from the elements, fell victim to the forces of a tornado that struck on April 2nd. This storage unit was lifted over one-half mile from a farm on the outskirts of the community and landed in the front lawn of a home. Storms and tornadoes caused severe damages the first three days of April as they swept through the central and northeast portions of the state. FEMA photo by Win Henderson

[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Marmaduke, Ar. April 8, 2006 -- Water and other emergency supplies are staged at the Marmaduke Consolidated School System for distribution to the residents of this northeast Arkansas community who were affected by a tornado that struck on the afternoon of April 2nd. Ninety percent of the town's structures were impacted by this severe storm, one of many that swept across central and northeast Arkansas between April 1st and the 3rd. FEMA photo by Win Henderson

[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Marmaduke, Ar., April 8, 2006 -- One of many damaged homes (90 percent of all residences in this community of 1100 residents had damages)that was impacted by a tornado on April 2nd was completely moved off its foundation and pushed into the side yard. Seven Arkansas counties that had damages caused by storms and tornadoes between April 1st and 3rd have been declared eligible for federal disaster assistance. FEMA/Win Henderson

[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Marmaduke, Ar., April 8, 2006 -- A Skid Steer moves tree debris from private property over to a street's right-of-way so county crews are able to load it onto dump trucks and haul it to a landfill. Among the losses caused by a powerful tornado that struck the community on April 2nd are hundreds of trees that once graced lawns and streets thoughout the community. FEMA photo by Win Henderson

[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Marmaduke, Ar. -- A volunteer cleans up rubble from the open area that is left after a tornado destroyed the home that once occupied the space. This community is only one of many that had damages caused by storms and tornaoes that swept across central and norhtestern Arkansas between April 1st and 3rd. FEMA photo by Win Henderson

[Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding] Marmaduke, Ar., April 8, 2006 -- The powerful winds of a tornado that struck this community on April 2nd left the wall of a classroom in the middle school annex destroyed and ripped the area open to the elements. Seven counties in central and northeast Arkansas have received a federal disaster declaration for damages caused by storms and tornadoes the first three days of April. FEMA/Win Henderson

[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Marmaduke, Ar. -- As a community pulls together to clean up the devastation left behind by an afternoon tornado on April 2nd, people - including a teenager with a pruning saw - pitch in to do their part. Seven Arkansas counties affected by severe storms and tornadoes the first three days of April are now eligible for federal disaster assistance for incurred damages and losses. FEMA photo by Win Henderson

[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Marmaduke, Ar. -- The northwest corner of the Marmadke school complex, which houses the middle school classrooms, lies collapsed from the force of the tornado which struck this community of 1100 people on April 2nd. Storms and tornadoes that impacted the central and northeastern portions of the state the first three days of the month resulted in a federal disaster declaration for seven counties. FEMA photo by Win Henderson

[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Marmaduke, Ar. -- As a volunteer with the Marmaduke Fire department brings in a box of commodities, residents of the community affected by the April 2nd tornado that struck in th afternoon collect items they need. Seven counties in central and northeast Arkansas are eligible for federal disaster assistence due to the storms and tornadoes that swept the state the first three days of April. FEMA photo by Win Henderson

[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Marmaduke, Ar. -- Items that were once seperate and contained in various places now lie combined and in shambles, the result of a powerful tornado that struck this northeast Arkansas community on the afternoon of April 2nd. Nearly 90 percent of the homes and businesses in this town were affected. Severe weather conditions over a three-day period at the beginning of April caused damages in the central and northeastern regions of the state. FEMA photo by Win Henderson

[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Marmaduke, Ar. -- A member of the Arkansas National Guard, activated to help with the response to a series of storms and tornadoes that affected the central and northeast portion of the state between April 1st and 3rd, places donated clothing with other items given to help those with losses from the storms. Marmaduke, in Greene County, was the hardest hit with nearly 90 percent of the community affected. FEMA photo by Win Henderson

[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Marmaduke, Ar. -- A group of local volunteers band together and undertake the task of removing tornado debris from a lot in a housing subdivision. Almost 90 percent of the homes in this community had damages -some minor, some completely destroyed - by a tornado that struck during the afternoon of April 2nd. FEMA photo by Win Henderson

[Hurricane Katrina] Empire, LA, 4-14-06 -- Myrtle Grove Marina Estates is a 100% mitigated community that received no damage from Hurricane Katrina because all the homes are built above the flood plain. The FEMA Mitigation program is designed to minimize loss though making a building that will resist damage. Marvin Nauman/FEMA photo

[Hurricane Katrina] Waveland, Miss., April 21, 2006 - AmeriCorps*NCCC National Director Merlene Mazyck, Senator Harris Wofford (D-PA), and Thomas Howard, Jr., a NCCC alumnus from 1998, are here for the NCCC community kick off of the National and Global Youth Service Day event in Waveland and Bay St. Louis. George Armstrong/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] Waveland, Miss., April 21, 2006 - Senator Harris Wofford, (D-PA), addresses 500 AmeriCorps*NCCC members. This NCCC community meeting is the kickoff for the National and Global Youth Service Day event in Waveland and Bay St. Louis. George Armstrong/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] Gautier, Miss., April 27, 2006 - At the FEMA ESF-14 community meeting, Jackson County Public Information Officer Ken Flanagan (left) and FEMA ESF-14 Long Term Community team member Barbara Spalding discuss Jackson County residents and municipalities in the recovery planning process. George Armstrong/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] Gautier, Miss., April 27, 2006 - At the FEMA ESF-14 Long Term Community Recovery Meeting, FEMA Mitigation Specialist Jerry Powers (right) and Jackson County contractor Charles Givens discuss methods of strengthening buildings against disaster damage. George Armstrong/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] Biloxi, Miss., May 24, 2006 -- AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) volunteers coordinate teams that will assist Harrison County victims with hurricane Katrina recovery. Michelle Miller-Freeck/FEMA.

[Hurricane Katrina] Biloxi, Miss., June 3, 2006 -- Lorenna Darnell, a FEMA Community Outreach representative, furnishes information to an attendant at the Hurricane Preparedness Expo held at Edgewater Mall in Biloxi. Michelle Miller-Freeck/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA. August 15, 2006.--One year after the London Canal Breech this Gentilly community was cleared out to begin a new construction phase. Alberto Pillot/FEMA