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[Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding] Watonga, OK, September 6, 2007 -- Bob Oler, Watonga Airport Manager, salvages material from the debris pile created after a tornado hit the airport. FEMA has Public Assistance programs available to help State and local governments recover costs from storm damages. Marvin Nauman/FEMA photo

[Severe Storm, Flooding] Rancho Bernardo, CA, October 27, 2007 -- FEMA Region 9 Administrator, Nancy Ward and Local Assistance Center Manager, Debra Fischle-Faulk tour center where fire impacted residents can get State and Federal disaster assistance following the devastating San Diego fires. Andrea Booher/FEMA

[Severe Winter Storms and Flooding] Fernley, NV, January 10, 2008 -- FEMA Federal Coordinating Officer (FCO) Michael Karl, and Deputy FCO Ken Tingman confer with DRC Manager Gabriella Garibaldi about opening the FEMA Mobile DRC at the Fernley City Hall this afternoon. FEMA and partners will be providing initial services at this location to many of the approximately 2,000 residents impacted by flood and severe storm. George Armstrong/FEMA

[Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding] Atkins, AR, February 26, 2008 -– FEMA Public Information Officer, Nate Custer, left, and Resource Manager, Sterling Rich examine a newly installed storm shelter North of Atkins. After witnessing the destruction from the Feb. 5 tornado the owner started construction on this shelter the next day. Charles S. Powell/FEMA

[Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding] Thompkinsville, KY, March 2, 2008 -- FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) Manager Jane Kennedy prepares a communication to send by FEMA Logistics Specialist Jerry Schauer who provides courier service to the Monroe County Disaster Recovery Center from the FEMA Joint Field Office in Lexington. FEMA is here due to severe storm and tornado. George Armstrong/FEMA

[Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding] Lexington, KY, March 3, 2008 -- FEMA Disaster Recovery Center Manager (DRC) Vivian Barrios provides information to FEMA Community Relations (CR) Specialists Maureen Ivey and Miriam Stack prior to the DRC opening today. FEMA is here due to severe storm and tornado affecting Fayette and other KY counties. George Armstrong/FEMA

[Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding] Lexington, KY, March 3, 2008 -- This FEMA Mobile Disaster Recovery Center(MDRC) sign is being set up by MDRC Manager Vivian Barrios and MDRC driver Greg Morrison in preparation for the Center's opening today. FEMA is here in response to severe storm and tornado which impacted this county (Fayette) in early February. George Armstrong/FEMA

[Tropical Storm Fay] Barefoot Bay, FL, August 20, 2008 -- FEMA's Region IV Incident Management Assistance Team member, George Amos (L) and FEMA's Public Affairs Broadcast Operations Manager, Paul Luke; give State and Federal Emergency Management Coordinators a live and up to the minute situational awareness briefing during a Video Tele-Conference (VTC) briefing on Tropical Storm Fay. Barry Bahler/FEMA

[Tropical Storm Fay] Rockledge, FL, August 22, 2008 -- Brevard County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Director, Bob Lay (center) discusses on going operations in his county, due to Tropical Storm Fay, with FEMA's George Amos, Region IV Incident Management Assistance Team (IMAT) member (L) and FEMA's Public Affairs Broadcast manager, Paul Luke. The trio was doing a live Visual Tele-Conference (VTC) with state and federal participants through FEMA Headquarters in Washington, D.C. Barry Bahler/FEMA

[Tropical Storm Fay] Melbourne, FL, September 1, 2008 -- FEMA Disaster Recovery Center(DRC) Manager Crystal Goussen provides information about Individual Assistance(IA) to these residents who were impacted by Tropical Storm Fay. George Armstrong/FEMA

[Tropical Storm Fay] Tallahassee, FL, September 7, 2008 -- At the Leon County Disaster Recovery Center(DRC) FEMA DRC Manager Joe Gagnon speaks with a Tropical Storm Fay affected resident as she calls the FEMA Registration number. Telephone registration is the first step in applying for FEMA assistance. George Armstrong/FEMA

[Tropical Storm Fay] Tallahassee, FL, September 9, 2008 -- At the FEMA Leon County Disaster Recovery Center(DRC), FEMA Individual Assistance(IA) Specialist Rose Mary Sculthorpe assists this flood affected resident as State Emergency Response Team(SERT) Manager Randy Schreiber listens. FEMA is here in response to Tropical Storm Fay. George Armstrong/FEMA

[Tropical Storm Fay] Estero, FL, September 13, 2008 -- At the Lee County Red Cross Shelter FEMA PIO William Lindsey speaks with Mexican Consulate Representative Brent L. Probinsky (left), Red Cross Shelter Manager Len Alvarez, and Consulate Protection Manager Edgardo Briones. FEMA is here tonight as honored guests of the Consulate in appreciation for services to residents displaced by flooding from Tropical Storm Fay. George Armstrong/FEMA

[Tropical Storm Fay] Moore Haven, FL, September 15, 2008 -- FEMA Logistics(LOG) Courier Michael Calahan delivers the mail to Magda Reyes FEMA Disaster Recovery Center(DRC) Manager as State DRC Manager Maribel Martinez observes. The Glades County DRC opens today to serve residents affected by flooding from Tropical Storm Fay. George Armstrong/FEMA

[Tropical Storm Fay] Moore Haven, FL, September 15, 2008 -- FEMA Security Manager Barbara Taylor speaks with Magda Reyes FEMA Disaster Recovery Center(DRC) Manager and Security Officer Gary Malachi as part of the FEMA Security DRC Preopening Inspection. The Glades County DRC opens today to serve residents affected by flooding from Tropical Storm Fay. George Armstrong/FEMA

[Tropical Storm Fay] Moore Haven, FL, September 15, 2008 -- The Glades County FEMA Disaster Recovery Center(DRC) State Manager Maribel Martinez checks computer operations with FEMA Individual Assistance(IA) Lead Wilfredo Dominguez as the DRC prepares to open today. FEMA and State are partners in helping residents affected by Tropical Storm Fay. George Armstrong/FEMA

[Tropical Storm Fay] Ft. Pierce, FL, September 15, 2008 -- At the St. Lucie County FEMA/State Disaster Recovery Center(DRC), FEMA DRC Manager Tom Giddings speaks with FEMA PIO Renee Bafalis. FEMA is here in response to Tropical Storm Fay. George Armstrong/FEMA

[Tropical Storm Fay] Moore Haven, FL, September 15, 2008 -- FEMA Security Manager Barbara Taylor speaks with Magda Reyes FEMA Disaster Recovery Center(DRC) Manager as part of the FEMA Security DRC Preopening Inspection. The Glades County DRC opens today to serve residents affected by flooding from Tropical Storm Fay. George Armstrong/FEMA

[Tropical Storm Fay] Moore Haven, FL, September 15, 2008 -- The Glades County FEMA Disaster Recovery Center(DRC) State Manager Maribel Martinez and FEMA DRC Manager Magda Reyes check computer operations with FEMA Individual Assistance(IA) Lead Wilfredo Dominguez as the DRC prepares to open today to serve residents affected by Tropical Storm Fay. George Armstrong/FEMA

[Tropical Storm Fay] Ft. Pierce, FL, September 16, 2008 -- FEMA Community Relations(CR) Manager Ernie Stallworth speaks with FEMA CR Specialist Annette Moreno-Robinson, Community Emergency Response Team(CERT) member Josephine Brown, and State Emergency Response Team(SERT) member Ann Farrior as they go door to door providing outreach for potential Tropical Storm Fay affected residents. George Armstrong/FEMA

[Tropical Storm Fay] Sanford, FL, September 20, 2008 -- At the Seminole County FEMA/State Disaster Recovery Center(DRC), State Emergency Response Team(SERT) State DRC Manager Ron Andrick signs in these potential applicants. FEMA and State partners are here due to flooding from Tropical Storm Fay. George Armstrong/FEMA

[Tropical Storm Fay] Jacksonville, FL, September 22, 2008 -- At the Duval FEMA/State Disaster Recovery Center(DRC), DRC Manager Brenda Gonzalez speaks with a potential Individual Assistance(IA) applicant. IA grants can help Tropical Storm Fay affected residents recover. George Armstrong/FEMA

[Tropical Storm Fay] McClenny, FL, September 23, 2008 -- As the Baker County FEMA/State Disaster Recovery Center(DRC) opens today, FEMA DRC Manager Wade Sims speaks with a local newspaper reporter. FEMA is here in response to flooding from Tropical Storm Fay. George Armstrong/FEMA

Mudslide/Landslide ^ Severe Storm - Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico, October 1, 2008 -- FEMA Community Relations representative, Linda Colon talks with Cabo Rojo Emergency Manager, Herbert Rodriguez about disaster recovery in flooded neighborhood. Andrea Booher/FEMA

Mudslide/Landslide ^ Severe Storm - Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico, October 1, 2008 -- FEMA Community Relations representative, Linda Colon and Cabo Rojo Emergency Manager, Herbert Rodriguez listen to resident in flooded neighborhood. Andrea Booher/FEMA

Severe Storm - Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico, October 1, 2008 -- FEMA Community Relations representative, Linda Colon and Cabo Rojo Emergency Manager, Herbert Rodriguez listen to resident in flooded neighborhood. Andrea Booher/FEMA

Hurricane/Tropical Storm - Seabrook, Texas, October 2, 2008 -- Seabrook City Manager Chuck Pinto describes the damage caused by Hurricane Ike's storm surge to FEMA DRC Manager Barbara Edwards and FEMA PIO Suzanne Novak. All of the restaurants along the water were damaged; some were totally washed away. Photo by Greg Henshall / FEMA

Hurricane/Tropical Storm - Galveston, Texas, October 15, 2008 -- FEMA Community Relations Specialist Florence Ward (left) goes over some applicant information with Disaster Recovery Center Manager Betty Jo Nichols at the city hall DRC. FEMA has several DRCs open in Galveston, which was severely damaged by Hurricane Ike on September 13. Photo by Greg Henshall / FEMA

Hurricane/Tropical Storm - Galveston Island, Texas, October 28, 2008 -- Deputy Administrator Harvey Johnson tours a base camp for FEMA employees with Angela Cook, the FEMA shelter manager and Gerry Stoller, Branch director for the Galveston area. Johnson was in the area to meet with local and federal officials to discuss on-going relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Ike. Photo by Patsy Lynch/FEMA

Hurricane/Tropical Storm - Galveston, Texas, November 13, 2008 -- Galveston Mayor Lyda Ann Thomas meets with FEMA's Deputy Director Admiral Harvey Johnson, FCO Sandy Coachman and Branch Director Gerry Stoler. With them is Galveston County Judge, James D. Yarbrough, far right, Army Corp of Engineers, Carl Miller, Jr and Galveston City Manager. FEMA is working with local officials to address the concerns that residents affected by Hurricane Ike have. Photo by Patsy Lynch/FEMA

Hurricane/Tropical Storm - Bolivar, Texas, January 12, 2009 -- A group consisting of (left to right) FEMA Region 6 Comptrollers Steve Gwilliam and Chris Riley, former Acting Chief Financial Officer Bruce Redcay and Finance/Admin Section Chief/Comptroller Ginger Plummer, with FEMA Liason to Galveston Terence McAdler in the center followed by, Deputy Chief Financial Officer Lorna McAlister, Chief Financial Officer Norman Dong and J. J. Jenkins, Comptroller Cadre Manager, stop along their tour of Bolivar, Texas to see first hand the damage created by Hurricane Ike. Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

Winter Storm - Princeton, Ky. , February 21, 2009 --, At a Red Cross shelter, shelter manager Bill Carrington comforts Lynn Jones while FEMA Intergovernmental Affairs representative Chuck Ruoff looks on. Photo by Liz Roll

Winter Storm - Princeton, Ky. , February 21, 2009 -- At a Red Cross shelter, shelter manager Bill Carrington comforts Lynn Jones. The January 27th ice storm left thousands without power, many for two weeks or more. Photo by Liz Roll

Winter Storm - Frankfort, Ky. , February 24, 2009 -- Kentucky Governor Steve Bashear and State Emergency Manager Brig. Gen. John W. Heltzer discuss the role of weather radios in disaster preparedness. A FEMA grant provided funds for the radios that will go to schools and local governments. Photo by: Liz Roll/FEMA

Flooding ^ Severe Storm - Fargo, N. D. , March 27, 2009 -- Fargo, ND March 27,2009 FEMA PIO Susan Soloman talks to Dick Thorpe, the Red Cross shelter manager in Fargo. FEMA is working with the Red Cross to assist residents who may be affected by flooding. Photo by Patsy Lynch/FEMA

Extreme Temperatures ^ Flooding ^ Winter Storm - Fargo, N. D. , March 28, 2009 --Fargo resident, Baita James and her family, seek shelter at the temporary Red Cross shelter in Fargo after being evacuated from their home. Red Cross shelter manager, Dave Bratz checks in on their well being. Andrea Booher/FEMA

Severe Storm ^ Tornado - Mena, Ark. , April 11, 2009 -- Arkansas Department of Emergency Management Recovery Branch Manager Scott Bass (left), Individual Assistance Officer Glen Berry (center) with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and Anthony Drew, U. S. Small Business Administration disaster construction specialist record information related to the devastation caused by an F3 tornado that swept through the city of Mena the evening of April 9. Five documented tornadoes struck several western Arkansas counties and caused widespread damage that night. FEMA Photo by Win Henderson

Severe Storm ^ Tornado - Mena, Ark. , April 11, 2009 -- Mena, Ark. April 11, 2009 - (Left to right) Anthony Drew, U. S. Small Business Administration Disaster Construction Specialist; Glen Berry, Federal Emergency Management Agency Individual Assistance Officer, and two Arkansas Department of Emergency Management personnel - Planning Specialist Jack Malone and Recovery Branch Manager Scott Bass - conduct a Preliminary Damage Assessment on the devastation caused by an F3 tornado that swept through the city of Mena the evening of April 9. Five documented tornadoes struck several western Arkansas counties and caused widespread damage that night. FEMA Photo by Win Henderson

Severe Storm ^ Tornado - Mena, Ark. , April 11, 2009 -- Two city of Mena police officers (left) detail the activities undertaken by emergency personnel on the evening of April 9 when an F3 tornado struck the city. Listening in and recording the information are Arkansas Department of Emergency Management Recovery Branch Manager Scott Bass (center), Glen Berry, Federal Emergency Management Agency Individual Assistance Officer and Anthony Drew, U. S. Small Business Administration Disaster Construction Specialist (right). Five documented tornadoes struck several western Arkansas counties that night and caused widespread damage. FEMA Photo by Win Henderson

Severe Storm ^ Tornado - Mena, Ark. , April 11, 2009 -- Mena, Ark. April 11, 2009 - Arkansas Department of Emergency Management Recovery Branch Manager Scott Bass (left), Glen Berry, Federal Emergency Management Agency Individual Assistance Officer (center) and Anthony Drew, U. S. Small Business Administration Disaster Construction Specialist record information related to the devastation caused by an F3 tornado that swept through the city of Mena the evening of April 9. Five documented tornadoes struck several western Arkansas counties and caused widespread damage that night. FEMA Photo by Win Henderson

Severe Storm ^ Tornado - Sevier County, Ark. , April 13, 2009 -- Anthony Drew, U. S. Small Business Administration disaster Construction Specialist (left) and Arkansas Department of Emergency Management Recovery Branch Manager Scott Bass, members of a county/state/federal Preliminary Damage Assessment team, look over the remains of a chicken farm operation destroyed by a tornado that struck in Sevier County on April 9th. Five documented tornadoes struck several western Arkansas counties and caused widespread damage that night. FEMA Photo by Win Henderson

Severe Storm ^ Tornado - Sevier County, Ark. , April 13, 2009 -- Sevier County, Ark. April 13, 2009 - Arkansas Department of Emergency Management Recovery Branch Manager Scott Bass, a member of the county/state/federal Preliminary Damage Assessment team that documented damages and losses caused by a tornado on April 9 inspects a totally destroyed home. This loss was caused by one of the five tornadoes that was documented in western Arkansas that evening. FEMA Photo by Win Henderson

Flooding ^ Winter Storm - Linton, N. D. , April 14, 2009 -- FCO Tito Hernandez discusses newly opened DRC in Linton and its operations with Linton emergency manager Shawna Paul and Greg Wilz, director of the state Division of Homeland Security. Michael Raphael/FEMA

Flooding ^ Severe Storm - Atlanta, Ga. , April 26, 2009 -- At the soon-to-be-opened FEMA/State Joint Field Office (JFO), Logistics Specialist Dexter Spalding and IT Telecom Manager Thomas Crane prepare telephones for distribution. A Federal Disaster Declaration was signed April 23 for 27 Georgia Counties as result of severe storms, flooding, tornadoes and straight line winds beginning on March 26. FEMA and State workers will report to this location for equipment and assignment. George Armstrong/ FEMA

Flooding ^ Severe Storm - Douglas, Ga. , April 27, 2009 --State DRC Manager Tod Keys confers with GEMA Lead PIO Buzz Weiss (L) as FEMA Lead PIO Don Daniel is in background on the telephone. FEMA and State are partners in responding to the March severe storms in this area. George Armstrong/FEMA

Flooding ^ Severe Storm - Nahunta, Ga. , April 27, 2009 -- FEMA Security Manager Terry Casey discusses security issues with Brantley County FEMA Disaster Recovery Center(DRC) Manager Ronnie Simmons. Prior to opening each DRC, FEMA Security must assess the site for safety of personnel and equipment George Armstrong/FEMA

Flooding ^ Severe Storm - Douglas, Ga. , April 27, 2009 -- At the Coffee County FEMA/State Disaster Recovery Center(DRC) Tod Keys State DRC Manager confers with GEMA Lead PIO Buzz Weiss. FEMA and the State are partners providing help to those affected by recent storms and flooding. George Armstrong/FEMA

Flooding ^ Severe Storm - Valdosta, Ga. , April 28, 2009 -- At the Lowndes County FEMA/State Disaster Recovery Center(DRC) Serge Phillippeaux, FEMA CR Manager and Annette Robinson CR Specialist, coordinate efforts with FEMA DRC Manager Joe Redmond prior to starting CR outreach in this community. CR goes door-to-door to locate residents affected by the March severe storms and advise how to get help from FEMA. George Armstrong/FEMA

Flooding ^ Severe Storm - Valdosta, Ga. , April 28, 2009 -- The Lowndes County FEMA Disaster Recovery (DRC) Manager Joe Redmond is providing information about how FEMA can help. FEMA is here as result of severe storms and flooding. George Armstrong/FEMA

Flooding ^ Severe Storm - Valdosta, Ga. , April 28, 2009 -- Prior to the Lowndes County FEMA/State Disaster Recovery Center(DRC) opening today, FEMA DRC Manager Joe Redmond briefs all DRC staff. FEMA and State are partners serving those affected by the March severe storms and winds here, and DRC's provide a central location for residents to seek services. George Armstrong/FEMA

Flooding ^ Severe Storm - Valdosta, Ga. , April 28, 2009 -- At the Lowndes County FEMA/State Disaster Recovery Center(DRC) Jerry Cloninger Field Investigator with State Insurance Commission(l) provides printed materials for flood impacted residents who may have issues with their insurance providers, as County PIO Paige Dukes, City PIO Sementha Mathews, and State DRC Manager Ashley Tye look over the material. George Armstrong/FEMA

Flooding ^ Severe Storm - Tifton, Ga. , April 29, 2009 -- As FEMA representatives sign in, State Public Assistance(SPA) Grants Manager Marty Itzkowitz directs registration at today's Public Assistance(PA) Applicants Briefing. Approximately 150 representatives from 43 counties are here to learn how FEMA can help their area recover from March severe storms and flooding. George Armstrong/FEMA

Flooding ^ Severe Storm - Albany, Ga. , May 1, 2009 -- At the Dougherty County FEMA/State Disaster Recovery Center (DRC), FEMA DRC Manager Angela Demarath confers with State DRC Manager Greg Stewart (C) and Jim Vaught, County EMA Deputy. FEMA and partners are here due to March severe storms and flooding. George Armstrong/FEMA

Flooding ^ Severe Storm - Old Town, Fla. , May 9, 2009 -- At the Dixie County FEMA/State Disaster Recovery Center(DRC), FEMA DRC Manager Sandra Brown and FEMA Hazard Mitigation Advisor Steven Roth are ready for the next interview. FEMA is here due to storms and flooding. George Armstrong/FEMA

Flooding ^ Severe Storm - Old Town, Fla. , May 9, 2009 -- At the Dixie County FEMA/State Disaster Recovery Center(DRC), FEMA DRC Manager Sandra Brown listens to a flood affected potential Individual Assistance applicant. George Armstrong/FEMA

Flooding ^ Severe Storm - Old Town, Fla. , May 9, 2009 -- At the Dixie County FEMA/State Disaster Recovery Center(DRC) State DRC Manager Jeanne Brennan provides a flood affected resident with a water test kit. FEMA and partners are here due to storms and flooding. George Armstrong/FEMA

Flooding ^ Severe Storm - Marianna, Fla. , May 10, 2009 -- At the Jackson County FEMA/State Disaster Recovery Center(DRC) FEMA PIO Erika Laws and State DRC Manager LaDetria Upshaw interact with a potential applicants children. FEMA and partners are here in response to recent storms/flooding. George Armstrong/FEMA

Flooding ^ Severe Storm - Marianna, Fla. , May 10, 2009 -- At the Jackson County FEMA/State Disaster Recovery Center(DRC) FEMA Community Relations(CR) Lead Jean Fequiere confers with CR Specialist Maribel Rovira as State DRC Manager LaDetria Upshaw stands nearby. FEMA and partners are here in response to recent storms/flooding. George Armstrong/FEMA

Flooding ^ Severe Storm - Marianna, Fla. , May 10, 2009 -- At the Jackson County FEMA/State Disaster Recovery Center(DRC) FEMA PIO Erika Laws confers with State DRC Manager LaDetria Upshaw. FEMA and partners are here in response to recent storms/flooding. George Armstrong/FEMA

Flooding ^ Severe Storm - Marianna, Fla. , May 10, 2009 -- At the Jackson County FEMA/State Disaster Recovery Center(DRC) FEMA Manager Valente Benavides provides Individual Assistance(IA) information to a flood affected potential applicant. George Armstrong/FEMA

Flooding ^ Severe Storm - Marianna, Fla. , May 10, 2009 -- At the Jackson County FEMA/State Disaster Recovery Center(DRC) State DRC Manager LaDetria Upshaw speaks with State Emergency Response Team (SERT) Community Relations(CR) Lead Sam Bowman. FEMA and State partners are here in response to recent storms/flooding. George Armstrong/FEMA

Flooding ^ Severe Storm - DeFuniak Springs, Fla. , May 12, 2009 -- The Walton County FEMA/State Disaster Recovery Center(DRC) is now closed and the FEMA Mobile Disaster Recovery Center(MDRC) vehicle is being prepared for departure by FEMA MDRC Operator Gerald "Jerry" Kuntz as State DRC Manager Leon Roy observes. This MDRC will be deployed to another DRC site in support of FEMA's efforts to help those in counties recently affected by storms/flooding. George Armstrong/FEMA

Flooding ^ Severe Storm - DeFuniak Springs, Fla. , May 12, 2009 -- As part of the Disaster Recovery Center(DRC) closing process, FEMA DRC/MDRC Logistics Coordinator Alice Jablonsky and FEMA DRC Manager John Griffin are cleaning DRC signs. Equipment and staff are being relocated to help those in other areas affected by recent storms/flooding. George Armstrong/FEMA

Flooding ^ Severe Storm - DeFuniak Springs, Fla. , May 12, 2009 -- As they wait for the Disaster Recovery Center(DRC) published closing time, FEMA DRC/MDRC Logistics Coordinator Alice Jablonsky and DRC Security listen to State DRC Manager Leon Roy, as FEMA Logistics MDRC Operator Gerald "Jerry" Kuntz packs equipment. After closing time today equipment and staff will relocate to other areas affected by recent storms/flooding. George Armstrong/FEMA

Flooding ^ Severe Storm - DeFuniak Springs, Fla. , May 12, 2009 -- The Walton County FEMA/State Disaster Recovery Center(DRC) is now closed and the FEMA Mobile Disaster Recovery Center(MDRC) vehicle is being loaded by MDRC Operator Gerald Kuntz and State DRC Manager Leon Roy for departure to a new site. MDRC's provide telecommunication support in FEMA's efforts to help those in counties recently affected by storms/flooding. George Armstrong/FEMA

Flooding ^ Severe Storm - DeFuniak Springs, Fla. , May 12, 2009 -- Walton County FEMA/State Disaster Recovery Center(DRC), FEMA Manager John Griffin and Individual Assistance(IA) Specialist Toni Moen complete last minute work before the DRC closes today. After today this DRC staff and equipment will relocate to another area affected by storms and flooding. George Armstrong/FEMA

Flooding ^ Severe Storm - Tallahassee, Fla. , May 13, 2009 -- At the Leon County FEMA/State Disaster Recovery Center(DRC), FEMA Safety Officer Walter Newbury(C) checks to see that there is a functioning weather radio and first aid kit as Safety Officer Fred Curtis, and FEMA DRC Manager Charlanne "Chi Chi" Jackson observe. FEMA Safety Officers must do an initial assessment before DRC opening, again on the first day of operation, and then twice a week to be certain that those seeking help from recent storms/flooding, as well as DRC staff are safe. George Armstrong/FEMA

Flooding ^ Severe Storm - Tallahassee, Fla. , May 13, 2009 -- At the Leon County FEMA/State Disaster Recovery Center(DRC), FEMA Safety Officer Walter Newbury removes a box which could have become a safety issue as Safety Officer Fred Curtis(L), and FEMA DRC Manager Charlanne "Chi Chi" Jackson(seated far right) observe. FEMA Safety Officers must do an initial assessment before DRC opening, on the first day of operation, and then twice a week to be certain that those seeking help from recent storms/flooding, as well as DRC staff are safe. George Armstrong/FEMA

Flooding ^ Severe Storm - Lee, Fla. , May 14, 2009 -- At the Madison County Disaster Recovery Center(DRC) FEMA DRC Manager Cristal Goussen speaks with a potential Individual Assistance(IA) applicant. FEMA is here due to recent storms/flooding. George Armstrong/FEMA

Flooding ^ Severe Storm - Jasper, Fla. , May 18, 2009 -- At the Hamilton County FEMA/State Disaster Recovery Center(DRC) State DRC Manager Michelle Gray uses a fax machine while FEMA DRC Manager Tom Giddings confers with FEMA Hazard Mitigation adviser Martha Heggestad. FEMA and State partners are here as result of recent storms/flooding. George Armstrong/FEMA

Flooding ^ Mudslide/Landslide ^ Severe Storm - Magoffin County, Ky. , June 13, 2009 -- FEMA Community Relations (CR) specialist Peter Kaurup, Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) Manager Donald Wade, Gary O'Hare(CR) and George Ostfeld plan their door to door outreach in the Salyersville area of Magoffin County, KY. FEMA disseminates information about recovery programs directly to the people affected by a disaster. Rob Melendez/FEMA

Flooding ^ Severe Storm - Douglasville, Ga. , September 27, 2009 -- At the Douglas County State and Federal Disaster Recovery Center, FEMA Manager Carol Barre(L) and Cheryl Turner, Individual Assistance Specialist are providing information to flood affected residents. Eligible applicants may receive grants to help recover disaster losses. George Armstrong/FEMA

Flooding ^ Severe Storm - Trion, Ga. , October 3, 2009 -- At the Chattooga County State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center, FEMA Disaster Safety Officer Nick Hawthorne(R) and FEMA Disaster Recovery Manager Walter Alleyne are involved in a safety inspection which includes a check of the batteries in weather radio and flashlight. FEMA Safety officers perform a safety check twice a week on each Center to assure the safety of those seeking help due to recent storms and flooding, and Center workers. George Armstrong/FEMA

Flooding ^ Severe Storm - Trion, Ga. , October 3, 2009 -- The FEMA Manager of Chattooga County State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center, Walter Alleyne, with FEMA Applicant Assistance Lead Velma Pepin is providing information to a flood affected resident. FEMA is here as result of recent severe storms and flooding. George Armstrong/FEMA

Severe Storm - St. Francis County, Ark. , November 10, 2009 -- Michael Englehardt, FEMA Project Specialist documents the damage done on a county road in St. Francis County while Shannon Matthew, a FEMA Mitigation specialist (left) talks with Arkansas Emergency manager, Anthony Coy. Photo by Patsy Lynch/FEMA

Severe Storm - St. Francis County, Ark. , November 10, 2009 -- Shannon Matthew, FEMA Mitigation Specialist documents the damage done on a county bridge in St. Francis County while Michael Engelhardt, a FEMA project specialist (left) talks with Arkansas Emergency manager, Anthony Coy and James Bradford, the St. Francis county Director of Road Maintenance. Photo by Patsy Lynch/FEMA

Hurricane/Tropical Storm - Texas City, Texas, December 21, 2009 -- FEMA staff, away from their own homes for Christmas, were happy to donate a bounty of toys; everything from bicycles to a little baby doll that crawls and even the tree to the Galveston Police Department's Blue Knights as per a referral from the Marines Toys for Tots program. FEMA's Deputy Recovery Manager Philip Parks, is reminiscing about his happy days on a skate board while George Johnson, with FEMA's security office, smiles in agreement before it is loaded on the truck. Patricia Brach/FEMA

Hurricane/Tropical Storm - Galveston, Texas, January 13, 2010 -- Brad Harris, Hurricane Ike Recovery Manager for FEMA (L), speaks to the Galveston County Commissioners Court regarding a $102,716,260 Hazard Mitigation grant which has been awarded to the state of Texas to acquire and demolish 759 structures damaged during Hurricane Ike. This is the largest single grant ever funded in Region 6. Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

Hurricane/Tropical Storm - Galveston, Texas, January 13, 2010 -- Philip Parks, Hurricane Ike Deputy Recovery Manager (L), Brad Harris, Hurricane Ike Recovery Manager (C), and Connie Dill, Hazard Mitigation Assistant (R) meet after Harris spoke at the Galveston County Commissioners Court where he discussed a $102,716,260 Hazard Mitigation grant, the single largest ever funded in Region 6, therefore allowing the county to acquire and demolish 759 structures, mainly on the Bolivar Peninsula. Galveston County Judge James D. Yarbrough recognized Harris by saying, "You and your FEMA team have been very helpful from day one. " Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

Hurricane/Tropical Storm - Galveston, Texas, January 13, 2010 -- Brad Harris, Hurricane Ike Recovery Manager (R), confers with Philip Parks, Hurricane Ike Deputy Recovery Manager (C), and other Hazard Mitigation staff following his address at the Galveston County Commissioners Court where he discussed a $102,716,260 grant, the largest Hazard Mitigation grant ever funded in Region 6, therefore allowing the county to acquire and demolish 759 structures. Galveston County Judge James D. Yarbrough acknowledged the FEMA-State partnership by saying, "You and your FEMA team have been very helpful from day one. " Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

Hurricane/Tropical Storm - Texas City, Texas, February 17, 2010 -- Patricia Brach, External Affairs Officer, Philip Parks, Hurricane Ike Deputy Recovery Manager and Tony Robinson, Director FEMA Region 6 Disaster Assistance Division meet at the Hurricane Ike Recovery Office in Texas City, Texas. Robinson's visit was to offer his continued support and thanks for the recovery efforts provided by the Hurricane Ike Recovery Office. Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

Hurricane/Tropical Storm - Webster, Texas, March 31, 2010 -- Brad Harris, FEMA Disaster Recovery Manager at the Hurricane Ike Recovery Office in Texas presents the final stage in transitioning occupants of temporary housing to more permanent solutions. The goal of the summit is to collaborate efforts between local, state and federal partners to solve the housing needs of Texas households remaining in Temporary Housing Units. Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

Flooding ^ Severe Storm - Billerica, Mass. , April 7, 2010 -- DRC manager Sarah Howard being interviewed by a New England Cable News crew in front of the Billerica Public Library on the first day of operations there. FEMA facilitates DRCs which provide convenient and safe locations for local, state and federal agencies to meet with those affected by a disaster. FEMA/Mike Moore

Severe Storm ^ Tornado - Weir, Miss. , May 5, 2010 -- At the Choctaw County FEMA/State Disaster Recovery Center, AmeriCorps member Kyle Wood receives instruction on a computer database assignment he has accepted from Mississippi Emergency Management Agency DRC Manager Dean Thompson and FEMA DRC Manager Sandra Brown. FEMA, the State, and AmeriCorps are partners in responding to the deadly tornado of April 24. George Armstrong/FEMA

Flooding ^ Severe Storm - Nashville, Tenn. , May 5, 2010 -- Sally Finely, FEMA answers questions for Danielle Mezera, Disaster Assistance Center Manager. FEMA is responding to the severe storms and floods that have damaged or destroyed thousands of homes in May 2010. David Fine/FEMA

Severe Storm ^ Tornado - Weir, Miss. , May 5, 2010 -- At the Choctaw County FEMA/State Disaster Recovery Center, FEMA Individual Assistance Specialists Joe Gagnon (in red) and Fred Burt are providing information to storm survivors, as FEMA Disaster Center Manager Sandra Brown observes. FEMA is here in response to the deadly tornado of April 24. George Armstrong/FEMA

Severe Storm ^ Tornado - Weir, Miss. , May 5, 2010 -- At the Choctaw County FEMA/State Disaster Recovery Center, FEMA Public Information Officer Gene Kauffman (left), FEMA Disaster Recovery Center Manager, Sandra Brown, and FEMA Community Relations Specialist Steve Huffstutler discuss plans of the day. FEMA is here in response to the deadly tornado of April 24. George Armstrong/FEMA

Severe Storm ^ Tornado - Weir, Miss. , May 5, 2010 -- Mississippi Emergency Management Agency State Disaster Recovery Center Manager Dean Thompson assists AmeriCorps member Kyle Wood become familiar with a computer database project while on right, FEMA Disaster Recovery Center Manager Sandra Brown speaks with FEMA Public Information Officer Gene Kauffman. FEMA is here in response to the deadly tornado of April 24. George Armstrong/FEMA

Severe Storm ^ Tornado - Yazoo City, Miss. , May 7, 2010 -- Mississippi Emergency Management Agency Public Assistance Deputy Officer Dan Munger(right) and FEMA Public Assistance Deputy Officer Sterling Bridges(2nd from left), and FEMA Public Assistance Manager John Robuck are on this site in the attempt to clarify an eligibility question raised by the Yazoo City Mayor in this morning's Public Assistance Applicant's Briefing. FEMA Public Assistance funds may assist local governments and localities recover costs incurred as result of the April 24 tornado. George Armstrong/FEMA

Severe Storm ^ Tornado - Yazoo City, Miss. , May 7, 2010 -- Mississippi Emergency Management Agency Public Assistance Deputy Officer Dan Munger(right center), MEMA Field Coordinator Tom Taylor(2nd from right), FEMA PA Specialist Randy Bishop(right), FEMA PA Deputy Officer Sterling Bridges(3rd from left), FEMA PA Specialist Kenneth Langlinais, and FEMA PA Manager John Robuck(left) are on this site in the attempt to clarify an eligibility question raised by the Yazoo City Mayor in this morning's Public Assistance (PA) "Applicant's Briefing". FEMA PA funds may assist local governments and localities recover costs incurred as result of the April 24 tornado. George Armstrong/FEMA

Severe Storm ^ Tornado - Weir, Miss. , May 8, 2010 -- The federal, state, and local officials at this Choctaw home site to determine eligibility for a "Mississippi Cottage" (a built house, not a temporary trailer), are (L-R)FEMA Quality Control Specialist Kurk Williams, MEMA Alternative Housing Construction Manager Rick Christian, FEMA Mobile Home Site Inspector, Don McClemore, MEMA Area Coordinator and Disaster Recovery Center Manager Dean Thompson, the home/land owner, and Choctaw County Supervisor Archie Collins. FEMA, state, and local officials are here in response to the deadly tornado of April 24. George Armstrong/FEMA

Severe Storm ^ Tornado - Weir, Miss. , May 8, 2010 -- At the Choctaw FEMA/State Disaster Recovery Center, FEMA Mobile Home Site Inspector Don McLemore, Mississippi Emergency Management Agency Area Coordinator and Disaster Recovery Center State Manager Dean Thompson(center), and Choctaw County Emergency Management Director Brent McKnight make plans for a site visit. FEMA, state, and local officials are here in response to the deadly tornado of April 24. George Armstrong/FEMA

Severe Storm ^ Tornado - Weir, Miss. , May 8, 2010 -- The federal, state, and local officials at this Choctaw home site to determine eligibility for a "Mississippi Cottage" (a built house, not a temporary trailer), are (L-R)FEMA Quality Control Specialist Kurk Williams, FEMA Mobile Home Site Inspector Don McClemore, Choctaw County Supervisor Archie Collins, MEMA Alternative Housing Construction Manager Rick Christian, MEMA Area Coordinator and Disaster Recovery Center Manager Dean Thompson, and the home/land owner. FEMA, state, and local officials are here in response to the deadly tornado of April 24. George Armstrong/FEMA

Severe Storm ^ Tornado - Yazoo City, Miss. , May 10, 2010 -- Mississippi Emergency Management Agency's Mississippi Alternative Housing Manager Rick Christian is here as the first "Mississippi Cottage" is being set up in Yazoo City for the new owner. This MEMA program provides quick affordable housing for storm survivors who were left homeless by the April 24 tornado and is innovative in that it is not a lease but ownership program. FEMA and MEMA Individual Assistance Housing services are a critical part of the recovery process for homeless storm survivors. George Armstrong/FEMA

Severe Storm ^ Tornado - Yazoo City, Miss. , May 10, 2010 -- At the Yazoo County FEMA/State Disaster Recovery Center, FEMA DRC Manager Tom Giddings speaks with FEMA Public Information Officer Diane Allen. FEMA DRC's provide disaster information from several agencies to survivors of the April 24 tornado. George Armstrong/FEMA

Severe Storm ^ Tornado - Yazoo City, Miss. , May 10, 2010 -- FEMA Deputy Public Assistance Officer Sterling Bridges(center), Mississippi Deputy PA Officer Dan Munger(right), Corps of Engineers Debris Subject Matter Expert Greg Williams(white shirt), and FEMA Debris Manager Danny McDowell(left) listen as City Engineer Wayne Morrison reviews a map of the county. FEMA Public Assistance funds can help local government and others eligible for PA funds recover expenses from the April 24 tornado. George Armstrong/FEMA

Severe Storm ^ Tornado - Tecumseh, Okla. , May 12, 2010 -- Members of a county/state/federal Preliminary Damage Assessment team record information at one of the many homes they visited. Members include (left to right) Anthony Drew with the U. S. Small Business Administration; the Pottawatomie County Emergency Manager; Darrin Dutton, a FEMA mitigation specialist; Amber Murpy with the Oklahoma Office of Emergency Management and John Nelson, and John Nelson, a FEMA individual assistance officer. Three teams are assessing damages and losses in counties in the eastern half of the state that were struck by 22 confirmed tornadoes on May 10. FEMA Photo by Win Henderson

Severe Storm ^ Tornado - Tecumseh, Okla. , May 13, 2010 -- Three members of a Preliminary Disaster Assessment team - a State of Oklahoma individual assistance officer (left), the Emergency Manager of Pottawotamie County, and a FEMA individual assistance officer (right) - discuss their assessment of a home severely affected by a tornado. Twenty-two tornadoes swept across a the eastern half of the state on May 10th. FEMA Phoho by Win Henderson

Severe Storm ^ Tornado - Lexington, Miss. , May 15, 2010 -- In Ebenezer Community Holmes County, FEMA Disaster Recovery Center Manager Rosemary Schulhorpe(left) speaks with FEMA Disaster Recovery Center Group Manager Paul Martin, and FEMA Individual Assistance Housing Specialist Don Wade. FEMA/State Disaster Recovery Centers are a central information and service location for survivors of the April 24 tornado which devastated this area. George Armstrong/FEMA

Severe Storm ^ Tornado - Moore, Okla. , May 25, 2010 -- Gayland Kitch (center), City of Moore emergency manager, traces out the path of a tornado that struck the area on May 10 and caused damages to some of the city's public properties. Preliminary Damage assessment teams made up of officials from local, county, state and federal agencies are documenting damages caused by 22 confirmed tornadoes that swept the eastern half of the state. FEMA Photo by Win Henderson

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