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911: President George W. Bush in President's Emergency Operations Center (PEOC), 09/11/2001.

Tornado - Concord, Ala. , May 4, 2011 -- To date, approximately 1. 5 million cubic yards of the debris has been removed from the affected areas. Operation clean sweep began to include 34 cities and 25 counties. Adam DuBrowa/ FEMA

Battle Creek, Mich. , January 12, 1981 -- Photograph of the original building of the Civil Defense Administration where the Federal Civil Defense Administration was housed.

Flooding - Minot, N. D. , June 24, 2001 -- State Emergency Response Team members, Jerry Pettys (right) and Amy Keeling are on a reconnaissance mission in the Oak Park neighborhood to check on telephone/power stations. Andrea Booher/FEMA

Hurricane/Tropical Storm - Atlantic Ocean, September 12, 2003 -- Satellite photograph of Hurricane Isabel east of the Bahamas in the Atlantic Ocean. The Hurricane made landfall near Ocracoke Inlet in North Carolina on September 18th as a Category 2 storm. NOAA New Photo

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

Flooding - Guerneville, Calif. , Feb. 16, 2006 -- After severe storms passed over California; torrential rains created flooding and the Russian river spilled over into this vineyard causing prolonged ponding in the fields. Photo by Adam DuBrowa/FEMA

Bothell, Wash. , Aug. 7, 2006 -- Sharon Loper, Acting Regional Administrator, Region 10.

Fairfax, Va. , September 20, 2006 -- FEMA equipment cases which contain communications equipment, radios and batteries. FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Flooding - Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant, Arden Hills, MN, March 18, 2011 -- Emergency Power Supply Generators Staged at the Incident Support Base for possible use during Spring Flooding in the midwest.

Flooding - Arden Hills ISB, Minn. , March 17, 2011 -- Staging of blankets, cots, water and food in support of potential midwest spring flooding. Incident Support Base at the Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant, Arden Hills, MN

Flooding - Arden Hills ISB, Minn. , March 16, 2011 -- Commodity trailers arriving at Incident Support Base Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant, Arden Hills, MN Commodities are staged to support potential spring flooding in a multi-region area of the midwest.

Washington, D. C. , April 2, 2007 -- An audience member stands to ask a question. Background art. FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, D. C. , April 18, 2007 -- Ted Monette, FEMA's Director of the Office of Federal Coordinating Officer Operations in the FEMA studio. FEMA news photo

Tornado - Greensburg, Kan. , May 28, 2007 -- Workmen begin construction of units to be used by FEMA staff working in Greensburg. These rectangular metal "living units" provide very compact temporary housing and can be set up in almost environment. FEMA/Crystal Payton

Tornado - Greensburg, Kan. , July 11, 2007 -- Interior view of a COGIM unit. These metal "box" temporary housing units were brought in for FEMA staff working in Greensburg following the devastating EF-5 tornado. FEMA/Crystal Payton

Tornado - Greensburg, Kan. , July 11, 2007 -- A row of units fill a corner of a block in devastated Greensburg. These temporary housing units were used by FEMA staff working full time in Greensburg. FEMA/Crystal Payton

Unknown, August 11, 2007 -- Funnel cloud in the evening sky. Tornadoes can form in a moment's notice, emphasizing the importance of being prepared. Photograph from NOAA.

Industry Hardship - Wahpeton, N. D. , Feb. 20, 2008 -- Volunteers participate in the cleanup of an industrial fire, which forced the evacuation of almost 500 nearby residents.

Winter Storm - Parma, Ohio, Feb. 23, 2008 -- A CERT member digs out a fire hydrant after a snowstorm.

Technological - New York City, N. Y. , March 15, 2008 -- Crane collapse in March 2008.

Technological - N. Y. , March 18, 2008 -- A CERT member distributes bottled water to residents whose utilities were damaged during the March crane collapse.

Flooding ^ Hurricane/Tropical Storm - Fla. , April 19, 2008 -- Flooding from Tropical Storm Fay in Lee County.

Washington, D. C. , June 5, 2008 -- Notes, hands and water. Close up of minor details at a Senate hearing of FEMA officials. FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Tornado - Chapman, Kan. , June 13, 2008 -- Reno County CERT members working to help tornado survivors at a pavilion.

Wildfire - Brooktrails, Calif. , June 22, 2008 -- CERT volunteers on-scene with fire crews in the background.

Washington, D. C. , June 25, 2008 -- The Pennsylvania Ave (North) entrance of the white house during the summer. FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Emergency Planning and Security - Eugene, Oreg. , June 28, 2008 -- CERT volunteers assist with basic first aid.

Emergency Planning and Security - Eugene, Oreg. , July 6, 2008 -- CERT volunteers team up for crowd control.

Hurricane/Tropical Storm - Slidell, La. , July 10, 2008 -- The Slidell Police Department sustained extensive water damage to its roof, ceiling, doors, and mechanical systems from Hurricane Katrina. FEMA obligated more than $400,000 for temporary and permanent repairs to the facility.

Hurricane/Tropical Storm - Bayou La Batre, Ala. , July 30, 2008 -- Attendees at the ribbon-cutting ceremony tour the first home built. The home was funded by the Alternative Housing Pilot Program. FEMA/Danon Lucas

Washington, D. C. , September 29, 2008 -- Close up of microphones at the podium at the FEMA press briefing room before a press event. FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Hurricane/Tropical Storm - White Castle, La. , September 7, 2008 -- Salvation Army volunteer hands hot meal and water to individual affected by Hurricane Gustav. Calvin Tolleson/FEMA

Emergency Planning and Security - Augusta, Maine, September 8, 2008 -- Maine Emergency Management Agency representatives Dwane Hubert and Rayna Leibowitz meet with Michelle Collins (FEMA) to implement the STEP program in 11 schools across the state of Maine. Ashlie Chandler/FEMA.

Hurricane/Tropical Storm - Baton Rouge, La. , 9/09/08 -- This tree was blown down in this Baton Rouge Cemetary. Hurricane Gustav causes major damage to the Baton Rouge National Cemetary. Calvin Tolleson/FEMA

Flooding - Naperville, Ill. , Sep. 14, 2008 -- Naperville CERT members fill sandbags in response to downtown flooding.

Emergency Planning and Security - Boston, Mass. , Sep. 16, 2008 -- Beethoven Elementary School Class prepares for emergencies with the Student Tools for Emergency Planning (STEP) program. Students learn how to build an emergency kit and form a family communication plan with their teacher and principal.

Hurricane/Tropical Storm - Cameron, La. , September 23, 2008 -- Aerial of Hurricane Ike's destruction of Cameron Parish. Calvin Tolleson/FEMA

Washington, D. C. , September 23, 2008 -- FEMA Deputy Administrator Harvey Johnson (at table, right) testifies at a Senate hearing chaired by Senator Landreu. FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Emergency Planning and Security - Seymour, Conn. , September 24, 2008 -- Local Police Officer Teaches STEP lessons in Seymour, CT. Students responded very positively to learning about how to prepare for disasters in the STEP program. Michelle Collins/FEMA.

Emergency Planning and Security - Seymour, Conn. , September 24, 2008 -- High school student assists teacher instructing STEP lessons by passing out the homework assignment. Students will plan to meet with their family members to form a communication plan in case of an emergency.

Mudslide/Landslide - Patillas, Puerto Rico, September 27, 2008 -- Jose Perales and Grandmother, Carmen Lind watch as clean up continues around their flooded home in Patillas. Andrea Booher/FEMA

Mudslide/Landslide ^ Severe Storm - Patillas, Puerto Rico, September 27, 2008--Lourdes Melendez and friend Judy Cintron take a break from cleaning up Lourdes's Mechanical Parts Store in Patillas following the recent floods. Andrea Booher/FEMA

Mudslide/Landslide - Patillas, Puerto Rico, September 27, 2008 -- Trucks haul debris from town after major rain storm caused flooding in Patillas. Andrea Booher/FEMA

Mudslide/Landslide ^ Severe Storm - Patillas, Puerto Rico, September 27, 2008 -- Magaly Sanchez begins cleaning up the flood debris around her home. Andrea Booher/FEMA

Mudslide/Landslide - Patillas, Puerto Rico, September 27, 2008 -- Denisse Torres stays dry under an umbrella as her Aunt, Magaly Sanchez begins cleaning up the flood debris around her home. Andrea Booher/FEMA

Mudslide/Landslide ^ Severe Storm - Manuabo, Puerto Rico, September 28, 2008 -- Mayor Jorge Marquez views road damage in the Palo Seco area following recent floods. Andrea Booher/FEMA

Mudslide/Landslide - Manuabo, Puerto Rico, September 28, 2008 -- Road damage in Palo Seco area following recent flooding. Andrea Booher/FEMA

Mudslide/Landslide ^ Severe Storm - Patillas, Puerto Rico, September 27, 2008 -- Patillas Firefighters help community cleanup from flooding in homes and businesses. Andrea Booher/FEMA

Mudslide/Landslide - Manuabo, Puerto Rico, September 28, 2008 -- Destroyed vehicle and road damage on Route 759 following recent flooding. Andrea Booher/FEMA

Mudslide/Landslide - Manuabo, Puerto Rico, September 28, 2008 -- Road damage on Route 759 following recent flooding. Andrea Booher/FEMA

Emergency Planning and Security - North Providence, R. I. , September 29, 2008 -- Michelle Collins, FEMA Region I watches Ms. Lafuci delivering STEP lessons to her Centredale Elementary School 4th grade class. Ashlie Chandler/FEMA.

Mudslide/Landslide - Salinas, Puerto Rico, September 30, 2008 -- Salinas Municipal Works Dept. assists residents with clean up following the recent flooding in Puerto Rico. Andrea Booher/FEMA

Mudslide/Landslide - Salinas, Puerto Rico, September 30, 2008 -- Salinas Municipal Works Dept. assists residents with clean up following the recent flooding in Puerto Rico. Andrea Booher/FEMA

Mudslide/Landslide ^ Severe Storm - Salinas, Puerto Rico, September 30, 2008 -- Salinas Municipal Works Dept. assists residents with clean up following the recent flooding in Puerto Rico. Andrea Booher/FEMA

Emergency Planning and Security - North Providence, R. I. , September 30, 2008 -- Student making map of evacuation routes in her home and neighborhood as part of the STEP program at Centredale Elementary School. Michelle Collins/FEMA.

Mudslide/Landslide - Salinas, Puerto Rico, September 30, 2008 -- Salinas resident, Iris Morena watches as Salinas Municipal Works Dept. assists with debris cleanup around her house following the recent flooding in Puerto Rico. Andrea Booher/FEMA

Mudslide/Landslide ^ Severe Storm - Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico, October 1, 2008 -- Cabo Rojo homes flooded by recent storms. Andrea Booher/FEMA

Mudslide/Landslide ^ Severe Storm - Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico, October 1, 2008 -- FEMA Community Relations representative, Linda Colon surveys damage in flooded neighborhood. Andrea Booher/FEMA

Mudslide/Landslide ^ Severe Storm - Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico, October 1, 2008 -- Cabo Rojo resident takes boat to get to property in his flooded neighborhood. Andrea Booher/FEMA

Mudslide/Landslide ^ Severe Storm - Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico, October 1, 2008 -- Cabo Rojo Emergency vehicle stops at waters edge in flooded neighborhood. Andrea Booher/FEMA

Hurricane/Tropical Storm - Cameron, La. , October 2, 2008 -- Hurricane Ike's flood waters caused substantial damage to the Hackberry Library Annex. Calvin Tolleson/FEMA

Hurricane/Tropical Storm - Cameron, La. , October 2, 2008 -- This home in Cameron Parish did not suffer flooding damage due in part to the homeowner's mitigation measures. Calvin Tolleson/FEMA

Severe Storm - Patillas, Puerto Rico, October 3, 2008 -- Patillas disaster victims make FEMA applications at the Disaster Recovery center. Andrea Booher/FEMA

Severe Storm - Patillas, Puerto Rico, October 3, 2008 -- FEMA Community Relations team at the Patillas Disaster Recovery Center following the recent flooding in Puerto Rico. Andrea Booher/FEMA

Severe Storm - Patillas, Puerto Rico, October 3, 2008 -- FEMA Representative, Pedro Rodriguez assists disaster victim, Justo Rosa at the Patillas Disaster Recovery Center following the recent flooding in Puerto Rico. Andrea Booher/FEMA

Severe Storm - Patillas, Puerto Rico, October 3, 2008 -- FEMA Representative, Carmen Rodriguez assists disaster victims at the Patillas Disaster Recovery Center following the recent flooding in Puerto Rico. Andrea Booher/FEMA

Severe Storm - San Juan, Puerto Rico, October 3, 2008 -- FEMA Deputy Hazard Mitigation Officer, Sonny Beauchamp discusses disaster mitigation activities following recent floods in Puerto Rico. Andrea Booher/FEMA

Severe Storm - Patillas, Puerto Rico, October 3, 2008 -- FEMA Representative, Carmen Rodriguez assists disaster victims at the Patillas Disaster Recovery Center following the recent flooding in Puerto Rico. Andrea Booher/FEMA

Severe Storm - Patillas, Puerto Rico, October 3, 2008 -- FEMA Representative, Carmen Rodriguez assists disaster victim, Justo Rosa at the Patillas Disaster Recovery Center following the recent flooding in Puerto Rico. Andrea Booher/FEMA

Severe Storm - Patillas, Puerto Rico, October 3, 2008 -- FEMA Representative, Carmen Rodriguez delivers disaster information on air at local radio station in Patillas following the recent flooding in Puerto Rico. Andrea Booher/FEMA

Severe Storm - Patillas, Puerto Rico, October 3, 2008 -- FEMA Representative, Carmen Rodriguez assists disaster victim at the Patillas Disaster Recovery Center following the recent flooding in Puerto Rico. Andrea Booher/FEMA

Mudslide/Landslide - Patillas, Puerto Rico, October 3, 2008 -- Felicitas Santiago visits the Patillas Disaster Recovery Center following the recent floods in Puerto Rico. Andrea Booher/FEMA

Severe Storm - Patillas, Puerto Rico, October 3, 2008 -- FEMA IT Dept. carries computers that he will help set up at the Patillas Disaster Recovery Center following the recent flooding in Puerto Rico. Andrea Booher/FEMA

Severe Storm - San Juan, Puerto Rico, October 3, 2008 -- FEMA Caribbean Area Division staff and Puerto Rico Emergency Mgmt. Office coordinate response to recent flooding in Puerto Rico. Andrea Booher/FEMA

Severe Storm - San Juan, Puerto Rico, October 3, 2008 -- FEMA Caribbean Area Division staff and Puerto Rico Emergency Mgmt. Office coordinate response to recent flooding in Puerto Rico. Andrea Booher/FEMA

Severe Storm - Patillas, Puerto Rico, October 3, 2008 -- FEMA Representative, Carmen Rodriguez delivers disaster information on air at local radio station in Patillas following the recent flooding in Puerto Rico. Andrea Booher/FEMA

Severe Storm - San Juan, Puerto Rico, October 3, 2008 --FEMA Congressional Liaison, Nestor Llamas works with Congressional offices in Puerto Rico following the recent floods. Andrea Booher/FEMA

Severe Storm - Patillas, Puerto Rico, October 3, 2008 -- FEMA Representative, Pedro Rodriguez assists disaster victim, Justo Rosa at the Patillas Disaster Recovery Center following the recent flooding in Puerto Rico. Andrea Booher/FEMA

Severe Storm - San Juan, Puerto Rico, October 3, 2008 -- FEMA Federal Coordinating Officer, Justo Hernandez meets with Puerto Rico Emergency Management Agency to coordinate recovery efforts following recent flooding in Puerto Rico. Andrea Booher/FEMA

Mudslide/Landslide - Ponce, Puerto Rico, October 4, 2008 -- FEMA Community Relations representative, Elisa Nigaglioni distributes disaster information in the Ponce area following recent flooding in Puerto Rico. Andrea Booher/FEMA

Mudslide/Landslide ^ Severe Storm - Ponce, Puerto Rico, October 4, 2008 -- Luz Maldonadotakes a break from cleaning up her friends flood damaged home in the Ponce area. Andrea Booher/FEMA

Mudslide/Landslide - Ponce, Puerto Rico, October 4, 2008 -- FEMA Community Relations representative, Emiliano Flores looks at disaster photos from recent flooding in Puerto Rico. Andrea Booher/FEMA

Mudslide/Landslide ^ Severe Storm - Ponce, Puerto Rico, October 4, 2008 -- FEMA Community Relations representatives, Elisa Nigaglioni and Yosira Rivera talk to to William Alvarez in the Ponce area following recent flooding in Puerto Rico. Andrea Booher/FEMA

Mudslide/Landslide ^ Severe Storm - Ponce, Puerto Rico, October 4, 2008 -- FEMA Community Relations representative, Elisa Nigaglioni distributes assistance fliers in the Ponce area following recent flooding in Puerto Rico. Andrea Booher/FEMA

Mudslide/Landslide ^ Severe Storm - Ponce, Puerto Rico, October 4, 2008 -- FEMA Community Relations representative, Elisa Nigaglioni distributes assistance fliers in the Ponce area following recent flooding in Puerto Rico. Andrea Booher/FEMA

Severe Storm - Patillas, Puerto Rico, October 5, 2008 -- Sandra Ramos shows photographs of damages to FEMA officials at the Patillas FEMA Disaster Recovery Center following the recent flooding in Puerto Rico. Andrea Booher/FEMA

Severe Storm - Ponce, Puerto Rico, October 4, 2008 -- FEMA External Affairs representative, Maria Davila visits the Ponce FEMA Disaster Recovery Center following the recent floods in Puerto Rico. Andrea Booher/FEMA

Severe Storm - Ponce, Puerto Rico, October 5, 2008 -- Electric company repairs power poles damaged due to recent flooding in Puerto Rico. Andrea Booher/FEMA

Hurricane/Tropical Storm - Galveston, Texas, October 10, 2008 -- Insulated food storage containers called "Cambros" are lined up for loading onto Red Cross ERVs and Salvation Army canteens, which will distribute them throughout Galveston. Over 30,000 meals are delivered daily. FEMA photo by Greg Henshall

Flooding - Salinas, Puerto Rico, October 18, 2008 -- Javier Millan from Individual Assistance, puts up FEMA sign that leads to Salinas DRC. Ashley Andujar/FEMA

Flooding - Salinas, Puerto Rico, October 18, 2008 -- Luis Hernandez and Javier Millan from Individual Assistance put up arrow signs that lead to the Salinas DRC. Ashley Andujar/FEMA

Flooding ^ Severe Storm - Salinas, Puerto Rico, October 18, 2008 -- Javier Millan and Luis Hernandez put up signs that lead to DRC in Salinas. Ashley Andujar/FEMA

Hurricane/Tropical Storm - Bay St. Louis, Miss. , Oct. 22, 2008 -- The Hancock County Courthouse is currently under restoration. The project is an example of the recovery effort FEMA supports through Long Term Community Recovery. Jennifer Smits/FEMA.

Washington, D. C. , October 22, 2008 -- FEMA Deputy Administrator Johnson moves to the podium at an awards meeting in Washington. Behind him, sitting, is FEMA Administrator David Paulison. FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, D. C. , October 24, 2008 -- Close up of a star on the American Flag. FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Flooding - Yauco, Puerto Rico, October 25, 2008 -- Georgina Rodriguez, Pastor from local church "Casa de Oracion" shares information with FEMA Community Relations team. Ashley Andujar/FEMA

Flooding - Yauco, Puerto Rico, October 25, 2008 -- Jose Morales, local agricultural worker, talks to Community Relations representative Edwin Garcia during outreach campaign in Yauco. Ashley Andujar/FEMA

Flooding ^ Severe Storm - Lajas, Puerto Rico, October 25, 2008 -- FEMA Public Information Officer, Yuisa Rios brings disaster information to senior, Gregorio Silva, who was affected by recent flooding in the Lajas area. Andrea Booher/FEMA

Flooding ^ Severe Storm - Lajas, Puerto Rico, October 25, 2008 -- FEMA Public Information Officer, Yuisa Rios brings disaster information to senior, Gregorio Silva, who was affected by recent flooding in the Lajas area. Andrea Booher/FEMA

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