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Jefferson Parish, La., May 14, 2013 -- Woodmere Elementary was originally built in 1984 and was severely damaged during Hurricane Katrina. FEMA provided more than $22.4 million in funding to replace the facility. Lillie Long/FEMA

New Orleans, La., Dec. 14, 2008 -- Greater Gentilly High School, housed in the new Lake Area School, took the place of Lake Area Middle School, which was damaged beyond repair by Hurricane Katrina. Greater Gentilly High School one of the ΓÇ£Quick StartΓÇ¥ schools was funded as a ΓÇ£capped alternate projectΓÇ¥ for the Recovery School District, meaning funds have been funneled from other facilities to pay for Greater Gentilly's construction costs. In all, FEMA obligated approx. $39.6 million to build the new school. Lillie Long/FEMA

St. Bernard Parish, La., Aug. 11, 2008 -- To date, almost $30.7 million has been funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency for Davies Elementary School after Hurricane Katrina. Manuel Broussard/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, La., September 2005 - Members of the Louisiana National Guard distribute ice and food provided by FEMA to victims of Hurricane Katrina. MaryBeth Delarm/FEMA.

Piles of debris and rubble are all that remain of this once-idealist neighborhood, located in Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi (MS), after Hurricane Katrina battered the Gulf Coast with wind gust in excess of 140 miles per hour, leaving millions of people without power and hundreds of thousands homeless

US Navy (USN) Photographer's Mate Second Class (PH2) Nichole Dinda guides a map of the Gulf Coast area into a laminator in the print shop aboard the USN Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS HARRY S. TRUMAN (CVN 75). This is one of many maps for use to coordinate the TRUMAN's Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. The Navy's involvement in the Hurricane Katrina Humanitarian Assistance Operations is led by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in conjunction with the Department of Defense (DoD)

US Army (USA) National Guard Soldiers help to transport an injured man from an ambulance to an awaiting helicopter near the New Orleans Superdome while conducting humanitarian assistance operations following Hurricane Katrina. The USA is assisting in humanitarian assistance operations, led by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in conjunction with the Department of Defense (DOD)

US President George W. Bush listens as US Navy (USN) Lieutenant Junior Grade (LTJG) Sam Werschky, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion One (NMCB-1), describes the clean-up efforts underway at the 28th Street Elementary School in Gulfport, Mississippi (MS). President Bush is currently visiting the Gulf Coast region to assess the damage and disaster recovery efforts from Hurricane Katrina. The USN is currently involved in Hurricane Katrina humanitarian assistance operations, led by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in conjunction with the Department of Defense (DOD)

[Hurricane Katrina] Atlanta, GA, August 28, 2005 -- FEMA representative Ken Skalitzky (right) speaks on the phone while the local media looks on. FEMA is preparing for the tomorrow's landfall of Hurricane Katrina. FEMA/Mark Wolfe

A Florida Army National Guard (FLARNG), Soldier with Alpha Company, 1ST Battalion, 124th Infantry Regiment, unloads a truckload of ice at one of the Guards point of distribution after Hurricane Katrina. (A3587)

A Florida Army National Guard (FLARNG) Soldier is engulfed by ice vapor as he helps unload a tractor-trailer loaded with ice and water at a Point of Distribution (POD) in South Florida (FL), following Hurricane Katrina. (A3515)

A Florida Army National Guard (FLARNG) Soldier is engulfed by ice vapor as he helps unload a tractor-trailer loaded with ice and water at a Point of Distribution (POD) in South Florida (FL), following Hurricane Katrina. (A3515)

Keesler Air Force Base, MS, August 29, 2005 -- Rising floodwaters swallow parked cars on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., Aug. 29, 2005, as Hurricane Katrina hits the region. The base and the 6,000 sheltered military students, permanent parties, civilians and their families survived the Category 4 hurricane with no casualties, although the damage to base infrastructure was catastrophic. (U.S. Air Force photo) (Released)

Rising floodwaters swallow parked cars on Kessler Air Force Base (AFB), Mississippi (MS), as Hurricane Katrina hit the region. The base and the 6,000 sheltered military students, permanent party, civilians and their families survived the Category 4 hurricane with no casualties. The initial damage to base infrastructure was catastrophic; the base is currently in the assessment and recovery stage

An Exxon gas station remains open despite losing its roof during the forceful winds from Hurricane Katrina in Pensacola, Florida (FL). Katrina is a Category 4 hurricane that made landfall about 150-miles west of Pensacola

Hurricane/Tropical Storm - New Orleans, La. , August 29, 2005 -- Hurricane Katrina damaged 184 of the 200-plus building on the historic Jackson Barracks military campus which houses the Louisiana Army National Guard headquarters. More than 75 of the buildings were so severely damaged they had to be reconstructed, rather than repaired. FEMA obligated $110 million towards rebuilding Jackson Barracks. FEMA/Manuel Broussard

Hurricane/Tropical Storm - New Orleans, La. , August 29, 2005 -- The New Orleans Lakefront Airport, which was built in 1934 on the south shore of Lake Ponchartrain, incurred massive damage to all its facilities from Hurricane Katrina's impact. In the 1950's, the facade of the airport's administrative building was covered with concrete panels in an effort to harden the exterior for use as a fallout shelter. With the help of FEMA Public Assistance Program's improved project funding, and assistance from the Environmental & Historic Preservation program, the applicant has been able to restore the facade of the building to its original 1934 appearance. Photo by FEMA/ Manuel Broussard.

Three US Navy (USN) Sikorsky MH-53E Sea Dragon Helicopters, Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron 15 (HM-15), from Naval Air Station (NAS) Corpus Christi, Texas (TX), sit on the USN Wasp Class Amphibious Assault Ship USS BATAAN (LHD 5) flight deck waiting to provide support to the victims of Hurricane Katrina. The USS BATAAN is serving as the Maritime Disaster Relief Coordinator as part of the Navys role, led by the Department of Defense, in working in conjunction with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Hurricane/Tropical Storm - New Orleans, La. , August 29, 2005 -- The New Orleans Lakefront Airport, which was built in 1934 on the south shore of Lake Ponchartrain, incurred massive damage to all its facilities from Hurricane Katrina's impact. In the 1950's, the façade of the airport's administrative building was covered with concrete panels in an effort to harden the exterior for use as a fallout shelter. With the help of FEMA Public Assistance Program's improved project funding, and assistance from the Environmental & Historic Preservation program, the applicant has been able to restore the facade of the building to its original 1934 appearance. Photo by FEMA/ Manuel Broussard.

[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA, August 29, 2005 -- The breach in the 17th Street canal levee causing flooding in the city following Hurricane Katrina. Photograped at 6:43PM. Marty Bahamonde/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] Metaire, LA, August 30, 2005 -- Members of the Incident Support Team give an operational briefing to local and state entities involved in search and rescue operations into areas impacted by Hurricane Katrina. Photo by Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA, August 30, 2005 -- Jim Chestnut, a FEMA Public Information Officer takes a break. Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA, August 30, 2005 - Neighborhoods throughout the city are flooded as a result of Hurricane Katrina. Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA, August 31, 2005 -- A local rescue worker waits with a baby who's parent is nearby getting off of a boat. Members of the FEMA Urban Search and Rescue task forces continue to help residents impacted by Hurricane Katrina. These residents were transported to the area from various neighborhoods and need to cross over the tracks to get on a second boat which will bring them to dry land. Photo by Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA, August 31, 2005 -- Local residents carry personal items over dry land to reach a second boat which will bring them to dry land. They were brought to this location via FEMA Urban Search and Rescue personnel and local rescue workers. Photo by Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA, August 31, 2005 -- Members of the FEMA Urban Search and Rescue task forces and local rescue personnel continue to travel through New Orleans flood waters to help residents impacted by Hurricane Katrina. Photo by Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA, August 31, 2005 -- Members of the FEMA Urban Search and Rescue task forces continue to help residents impacted by Hurricane Katrina. These residents were transported to the area from various neighborhoods and need to cross over the tracks to get on a second boat which will bring them to dry land. Photo by Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA, August 30, 2005 -- An Urban Search and Rescue Team, Missouri Task Force 1, searches through the flood waters of New Orleans for victims. New Orleans was evacuated following the breaks in the levees as a result of hurricane Katrina. Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA, August 31, 2005 -- Local residents carry personal items over dry land to reach a second boat which will bring them to dry land. They were brought to this location via FEMA Urban Search and Rescue personnel and local rescue workers. Photo by Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA, August 30, 2005 -- Neighborhoods throughout the city are flooded as a result of Hurricane Katrina and the area is being evacuated. Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA, August 30, 2005 -- Neighborhoods throughout the city are flooded as a result of Hurricane Katrina. Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA, August 30, 2005 -- The flood waters of New Orleans. New Orleans is being evacuated following the breaks in the levees as a result of hurricane Katrina. Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA, August 30, 2005 -- FEMA Urban Search and Rescue team members from Missouri rescue a husband and wife who were trapped in their house due to the levee breaks and flooding after Hurricane Katrina. Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA, August 30, 2005 -- A house in a neighborhood that is flooded as a result of Hurricane Katrina has markings on the roof from FEMA Urban Search and Rescue teams that have been searching for residents unable to reach dry ground. Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA, August 30, 2005 -- An Urban Search and Rescue Team, Missouri Task Force 1, searches through the flood waters of New Orleans for hurricane victims. New Orleans is being evacuated following the breaks in the levees as a result of hurricane Katrina. Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA, August 30, 2005 -- Neighborhoods remain flooded as a result of Hurricane Katrina. On this street, signs are almost fully emerged in flood waters. Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA, August 31, 2005 -- Members of the FEMA Urban Search and Rescue task forces continue to help residents impacted by Hurricane Katrina. These residents, a mother with her child, were transported to the area from various neighborhoods and need to cross over the tracks to get on a second boat which will bring them to dry land. Photo by Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA, August 30, 2005 -- Neighborhoods throughout the city are flooded as a result of Hurricane Katrina. Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA, August 30, 2005 -- Neighborhoods remain flooded as a result of Hurricane Katrina. The city of New Orleans is seen in the distance. Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

Mississippi Air National Guard (MSANG) personnel assist a patient who was evacuated from Keesler Air Force Base (AFB), Mississippi (MS), due to flooding caused by Hurricane Katrina, and flown by a MSANG C-17A Globemaster III cargo aircraft to Lackland AFB, Texas (TX), for further medical treatment at Wilford Hall Medical Center

[Hurricane Katrina] Houston, TX, August 30, 2005 -- TX-4 D-MAT has their final morning meeting before heading to Baton Rouge for deployment into New Orleans. Photo: Michael Rieger/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA, August 30, 2005 -- Aerial photograph of the break in the levee in the 9th ward. Neighborhoods throughout the area remain flooded as a result of Hurricane Katrina. Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA, August 30, 2005 -- Aerial view of a flooded New Orleans neighborhood, Lake Ponchatrain is the background. Neighborhoods throughout the area remain flooded as a result of Hurricane Katrina. Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, August 30, 2005 -- An Urban Search & Rescue team looks for victims of hurricane Katrina by boat in a flooded New Orleans' neighborhood. New Orleans is being evacuated as a result of hurricane Katrina. Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA, August 31, 2005 -- Members of the FEMA Urban Search and Rescue task forces continue search operations into areas impacted by Hurricane Katrina. Photo by Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA, August 30, 2005 -- Many neighborhoods remain flooded due to Hurricane Katrina. New Orleans is being evacuated because of flooding following the breaks in the levees as a result of hurricane Katrina. Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA, August 30, 2005 -- Victims of the flood waters of New Orleans are evacuated by truck from the city. New Orleans was evacuated following breaks in the levee system as a result of hurricane Katrina. Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA, August 30, 2005 -- Neighborhoods throughout the city are flooded as a result of Hurricane Katrina. Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA, August 31, 2005 -- Members of the FEMA Urban Search and Rescue task forces, local and state responders set up an operation area to continue rescue efforts into areas impacted by Hurricane Katrina. Photo by Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA, August 30, 2005 -- Neighborhoods throughout the area remain flooded as a result of Hurricane Katrina. Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA, August 31, 2005 -- Members of the FEMA Urban Search and Rescue task forces continue to help residents impacted by Hurricane Katrina. These residents were transported to the area from various neighborhoods and need to cross over the tracks to get on a second boat which will bring them to dry land. Photo by Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA, August 31, 2005 -- Members of the FEMA Urban Search and Rescue task forces continue to help residents impacted by Hurricane Katrina. These residents were transported to the area from various neighborhoods and need to cross over the tracks to get on a second boat which will bring them to dry land. Photo by Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA, August 30, 2005 - Neighborhoods throughout the city are flooded as a result of Hurricane Katrina. Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA, August 30, 2005 -- Neighborhoods throughout the city are flooded as a result of Hurricane Katrina. Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA, August 31, 2005 -- Members of the FEMA Urban Search and Rescue task forces continue search operations into areas impacted by Hurricane Katrina. Photo by Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA, August 30, 2005 -- Rescue crews continue to comb through neighborhoods for residents unable to reach dry ground as a result of Hurricane Katrina. Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA, August 30, 2005 -- A break in the levee causing a neighborhood to flood. Neighborhoods throughout the area remain flooded as a result of Hurricane Katrina. Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA, August 31, 2005 -- A statue is partially submerged in flood waters as a result of Hurricane Katrina. Photo by Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA, August 30, 2005 - Neighborhoods throughout the city remain flooded as a result of Hurricane Katrina. Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA, August 30, 2005 -- An Urban Search and Rescue Team, Missouri Task Force 1, searches through the flood waters of New Orleans for victims. New Orleans was evacuated following the breaks in the levees as a result of hurricane Katrina. Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA, August 30, 2005 -- An Urban Search and Rescue Team, Missouri Task Force 1, rescues a New Orleans victim of hurricane Katrina. New Orleans is being evacuated because of flooding following the breaks in the levees as a result of hurricane Katrina. Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA, August 30, 2005 -- An Urban Search and Rescue Team, Missouri Task Force 1, searches through the flood waters of New Orleans for hurricane victims. New Orleans is being evacuated following the breaks in the levees as a result of hurricane Katrina. Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA, August 30, 2005 -- An Urban Search and Rescue Team bring victims of the flood waters of New Orleans to dry land by boat. New Orleans was evacuated following the breaks in the levees as a result of hurricane Katrina. Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA, August 30, 2005 -- Rescue workers and Urban Search and Rescue (US&R) teams search in flooded neighborhoods for the stranded and deceased. Neighborhoods throughout the city are flooded as a result of Hurricane Katrina. Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

US Navy (USN) Seabees vehicles, led by a Case W24C loader followed by an M939A2 5-ton and an M35 series 2.5 ton trunk, from Construction Battalion (CB) Center, Gulfport, Mississippi (MS), form a convoy along US Highway (HWY) 90 in Gulfport, MS, as they prepare to remove debris left by Hurricane Katrina. The Navy's involvement in the Hurricane Katrina Humanitarian Assistance Operations is led by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in conjunction with the Department of Defense (DoD)

[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA, August 30, 2005 -- An Urban Search and Rescue Team, Missouri Task Force 1, rescues a New Orleans victim of hurricane Katrina by airboat. New Orleans was evacuated as a result of flooding following the breaks in the levees as a result of hurricane Katrina. Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA, August 29, 2005 -- Neighborhoods remain flooded next to a holding wall as a result of Hurricane Katrina. Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA, August 31, 2005 -- Members of the FEMA Urban Search and Rescue task forces continue to help residents impacted by Hurricane Katrina. These residents were transported to the area from various neighborhoods and need to cross over the tracks to get on a second boat which will bring them to dry land. Photo by Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA, August 30, 2005 -- Lake Pontchartrain is in the distance next to neighborhoods flooded as a result of Hurricane Katrina. Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA, August 30, 2005 -- Neighborhoods throughout the city are flooded as a result of Hurricane Katrina. In some areas fires have started due to electrical outages. Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA, August 30, 2005 -- This Urban Search and Rescue (US&R) team from Missouri Task Force 1 uses a GPS in their search of a flooded New Orleans neighborhood. New Orleans is being evacuated as a result of Hurricane Katrina and teams are searching for victims. Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA, August 30, 2005-- FEMA Urban Search and Rescue team members from Missouri Task Force One prepare to resuce a husband and wife who were trapped in their house due to flooding after Hurricane Katrina. Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, La., August 30, 2005 -- Members of the FEMA Urban Search and Rescue teams coordinate with local officals to make plans on access into areas impacted by Hurricane Katrina. New Orleans is being evacuated as a result of floods from hurricane Katrina. Thousand of people have been rescued from the flood waters by Urban Search and Rescue teams which have come to New Orleans from around the country. Photo by Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA, August 30, 2005 -- The initial set up at the Sam's Club parking lot which was set up prior to going into the neighborhoods for searching for residents needing help after Hurricane Katrina. Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA, August 30, 2005 - Rescue crews stage on a highway that stops at flood waters. Neighborhoods throughout the city are flooded as a result of Hurricane Katrina. Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA, August 31, 2005 -- Members of the FEMA Urban Search and Rescue task forces continue to help residents impacted by Hurricane Katrina. These residents were transported to the area from various neighborhoods and need to cross over the tracks to get on a second boat which will bring them to dry land. Photo by Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, La., August 30, 2005 -- Members of the Incident Support Team for the FEMA Urban Search and Rescue teams have a meeting to discuss plans for the day on August 30, 2005. New Orleans is being evacuated as a result of floods caused by hurricane Katrina. Photo by Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA, August 31, 2005 -- Members of the FEMA Urban Search and Rescue task forces continue to help residents impacted by Hurricane Katrina. These residents were transported to the area from various neighborhoods and need to cross over the tracks to get on a second boat which will bring them to dry land. Photo by Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA, August 31, 2005 -- Members of the FEMA Urban Search and Rescue task forces continue to help residents impacted by Hurricane Katrina. These residents were transported to the area from various neighborhoods and need to cross over the tracks to get on a second boat which will bring them to dry land. Photo by Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA, August 30, 2005 -- The flood waters of New Orleans surround the homes in this neighborhood. New Orleans is being evacuated following the breaks in the levees as a result of hurricane Katrina. Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, La., August 30, 2005 -- Members of the FEMA Urban Search and Rescue teams coordinate with local officals to make plans on access into areas impacted by Hurricane Katrina. New Orleans is being evacuated as a result of floods from hurricane Katrina. Thousand of people have been rescued from the flood waters by Urban Search and Rescue teams which have come to New Orleans from around the country to help. Photo by Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA, August 31, 2005 -- Members of the FEMA Urban Search and Rescue task forces continue to help residents impacted by Hurricane Katrina. These residents were transported to the area from various neighborhoods and need to cross over the tracks to get on a second boat which will bring them to dry land. Photo by Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA, August 30, 2005 -- Neighborhoods throughout the city are flooded as a result of Hurricane Katrina. Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

Mississippi Air National Guard (MSANG) personnel assist these displaced civilians as they disembark from MSANG C-17A Globemaster III cargo aircraft. These people were evacuated from Keesler Air Force Base (AFB), Mississippi (MS), due to flooding from Hurricane Katrina and flown to Kelly City Base, Texas (TX)

[Hurricane Katrina] Metaire, LA, August 30, 2005 -- Members of the Incident Support Team give an operational briefing to local and state entities involved in search and rescue operations into areas impacted by Hurricane Katrina. Photo by Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

Puerto Rico Air National Guard (PRANG) personnel prepare to load a stretcher-borne patient into a waiting ambulance to be taken to Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland Air Force Base (AFB), Texas (TX), for further medical treatment. This patient was evacuated from Keesler Air Force Base (AFB), Mississippi (MS), due to flooding caused by Hurricane Katrina, and flown by a PRANG C-130 Hercules cargo aircraft to Lackland AFB

Mississippi Air National Guard (MSANG) personnel offload a stretcher-borne patient who was evacuated from Keesler Air Force Base (AFB), Mississippi (MS), due to flooding caused by Hurricane Katrina, and flown by a MSANG C-17A Globemaster III cargo aircraft to Lackland AFB, Texas (TX), for further medical treatment at Wilford Hall Medical Center

[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA, August 31, 2005 -- Members of the FEMA Urban Search and Rescue task forces continue search operations into areas impacted by Hurricane Katrina. Photo by Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA, August 31, 2005 -- FEMA Urban Search and Rescue personnel help residents impacted by Hurricane Katrina. Local residents carry personal items over dry land to reach a second boat which will bring them to dry land. Photo by Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, August 30, 2005 -- This flooded home show the mark left by an Urban Search & Rescue Team (US&R) as it looked for survivors. New Orleans is being evacuated following hurricane Katrina. Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA, August 30, 2005 - Neighborhoods throughout the city remain flooded as a result of Hurricane Katrina. Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA, August 30, 2005 -- FEMA Urban Search and Rescue team members from Missouri rescue a woman who was trapped in her house due to flooding after Hurricane Katrina. Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA, August 30, 2005 -- Neighborhoods throughout the city are flooded as a result of Hurricane Katrina. Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA, August 31, 2005 -- Members of the FEMA Urban Search and Rescue task forces continue to help residents impacted by Hurricane Katrina. These residents were transported to the area from various neighborhoods and need to cross over the tracks to get on a second boat which will bring them to dry land. Photo by Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA, August 30, 2005 -- Neighborhoods throughout the area remain flooded as a result of Hurricane Katrina. Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA, August 30, 2005 -- FEMA Urban Search and Rescue workers plan operatons on a bridge that is one of the areas not flooded in a neighborhood where search and rescue operations continue as a result of Hurricane Katrina. Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA, August 30, 2005 -- Neighborhoods throughout the city are flooded as a result of Hurricane Katrina. Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA, August 30, 2005 - Neighborhoods throughout the city are flooded as a result of Hurricane Katrina. In some areas fires have started due to electrical outages. Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA, August 30, 2005 -- An Urban Search and Rescue Team, Missouri Task Force 1, rescues a New Orleans victim of hurricane Katrina by airboat. New Orleans was evacuated as a result of flooding following the breaks in the levees as a result of hurricane Katrina. Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA, August 30, 2005 -- An Urban Search and Rescue Team brings victims of the flood waters of New Orleans to dry land by boat. New Orleans was evacuated following the breaks in the levees as a result of hurricane Katrina and this area is being used as a staging area for rescue operations. Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA