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New York, N.Y., Sep. 14, 2001 -- New York City firefighters and emergency personnel conduct response operations at Ground Zero following the attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001

New York, N.Y., Sep. 14, 2001 -- The damaged Sphere at the site of the World Trade Center

New York, N.Y., Sep. 14, 2001 -- New York City firefighters conducting response operations at the World Trade Center site

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 - 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

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 - 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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

Fire ^ Wildfire - Boulder, Colo. , January 8, 2009 -- Fire Fighters saved Dakota Ridge subdivision from the Old Stage Fire because it was built with an outer road that protects the houses from wildland fires. Photo: Michael Rieger/FEMA

Fire ^ Wildfire - Boulder, Colo. , January 8, 2009 -- Four Mile Fire District works to mop up hot spots on the Old Stage Fire with the fire truck they received through a FEMA fire mitigation grant. Photo: Michael Rieger/FEMA

Fire ^ Wildfire - Boulder, Colo. , Jan. 8, 2009 -- Four Mile Fire District works to mop up hot spots on the Old Stage Fire with the fire truck they received through a FEMA fire mitigation grant. Photo: Michael Rieger/FEMA

Fire ^ Wildfire - Boulder, Colo. , January 8, 2009 -- Houses where save by a burn out operation on the Old Stage Fire having a defensible space around the house gave the fire fighters this option. Photo: Micahel Rieger/FEMA

Fire ^ Wildfire - Boulder, Colo. , January 8, 2009 -- Fire Fighters saved Dakota Ridge subdivision from the Old Stage Fire because it was built with an outer road that protects the houses from wild land fires. Photo: Michael Rieger/FEMA

Fire ^ Wildfire - Boulder, Colo. , January 8, 2009 -- Fire Fighters saved Dakota Ridge subdivision from the Old Stage Fire because it was built with an outer road that protects the houses from wild land fires. Photo: Michael Rieger/FEMA

Fire ^ Wildfire - Boulder, Colo. , Jan. 8, 2009 -- Colorado State Senator Dan Gibbs joined up with Four Mile Fire District crew. Together they worked to mop up hot spots on the Old Stage Fire with the fire truck they received through a FEMA fire mitigation grant. Photo: Michael Rieger/FEMA

Fire ^ Wildfire - Boulder, Colo. , January 8, 2009 -- Estas Park Fire Dept. heads up the hill to put out a hot spot on the Old Stage Fire during mop up operations. Photo: Michael Rieger/FEMA

Fire ^ Wildfire - Boulder, Colo. , Jan. 8, 2009 -- Colorado State Senator Dan Gibbs joined up with Four Mile Fire District crew. Together they worked to mop up hot spots on the Old Stage Fire with the fire truck they received through a FEMA fire mitigation grant. Photo: Michael Rieger/FEMA

Fire ^ Wildfire - Boulder, Colo. , January 8, 2009 -- Fire Fighters saved Dakota Ridge subdivision from the Old Stage Fire because it was built with an outer road that protects the houses from wildland fires. Photo: Michael Rieger/FEMA

Washington, D. C. , February 4, 2009 -- Example of a Meal Ready to Eat, or MRE Kit that contains peanut butter packets. This was used in the following press release: http://www. fema. gov/news/newsrelease. fema?id=47461

Washington, D. C. , February 4, 2009 -- Peanut butter packet inside a MRE. This was used in the following press release: http://www. fema. gov/news/newsrelease. fema?id=47461

Washington, D. C. , February 4, 2009 -- Peanut butter packet inside a MRE. This was used in the following press release: http://www. fema. gov/news/newsrelease. fema?id=47461

Flooding ^ Winter Storm - Fargo, N. D. , March 14, 2009 -- The City will begin to build a clay flood wall down 2nd street to protect the city from the Red River. After a very heavy snow fall this winter the city of Fargo braces for a flood. The Red River is expected to reach 40 feet by next Saturday, March 28. Flood stage starts at 19 feet. Photo Michael Rieger/FEMA

Flooding - Fargo, N. D. , March 23, 2009 -- Workers along 2ND Street Fargo work to raise the height of a clay dike to 42 feet after flood predictions were raise to 41 feet from 40 feet. The clay dike runs in from of City Hall and protects the Downtown area. Photo: Michael Rieger/FEMA

Flooding - Fargo, N. D. , March 23, 2009 -- Thousands of student and community members work together with the National Guard at the Fargo Dome making sand bags on a 24 hour operation. Photo: Michael Reiger/FEMA

Tornado - Fargo, N. D. , March 23, 2009 -- Students and community members work together with the National Guard at the Fargo Dome making sand bags on a 24 hour operation. Photo: Michael Reiger/FEMA

Flooding - Fargo, N. D. , March 23, 2009 -- Thousands of student and community members work together with the National Guard at the Fargo Dome making sand bags on a 24 hour operation. Photo: Michael Reiger/FEMA

Flooding - Fargo, N. D. , March 23, 2009 -- Thousands of student and community members work together with the National Guard at the Fargo Dome making sand bags on a 24 hour operation. Photo: Michael Reiger/FEMA

Flooding - Fargo, N. D. , March 23, 2009 -- Workers along 2ND Street Fargo work to raise the height of a clay dike to 42 feet after flood predictions were raise to 41 feet from 40 feet. The clay dike runs in from of City Hall and protects the Downtown area. Photo: Michael Rieger/FEMA

Flooding - Fargo, N. D. , March 23, 2009 -- Thousands of student and community members work together with the National Guard at the Fargo Dome making sand bags on a 24 hour operation. Photo: Michael Reiger/FEMA

Flooding - Fargo, N. D. , March 23, 2009 -- Thousands of student and community members work together with the National Gard at the Fargo Dome making sand bags on a 24 hour operation. Photo: Michael Reiger/FEMA

Flooding - Fargo, N. D. , March 23, 2009 -- Students and community members work together with the National Gard at the Fargo Dome making sand bags on a 24 hour operation. Photo: Michael Reiger/FEMA

Flooding - Fargo, N. D. , March 23, 2009 -- Workers along 2ND Street Fargo work to raise the height of a clay dike to 42 feet after flood predictions were raise to 41 feet from 40 feet. The clay dike runs in from of City Hall and protects the Downtown area. Photo: Michael Rieger/FEMA

Flooding - Fargo, N. D. , March 23, 2009 -- Students and community members work together with the National Guard at the Fargo Dome making sand bags on a 24 hour operation. Photo: Michael Reiger/FEMA

Flooding - Fargo, N. D. , March 23, 2009 -- Thousands of student and community members work together with the National Guard at the Fargo Dome making sand bags on a 24 hour operation. Photo: Michael Reiger/FEMA

Flooding - Fargo, N. D. , March 23, 2009 -- Workers along 2ND Street Fargo work to raise the height of a clay dike to 42 feet after flood predictions were raise to 41 feet from 40 feet. The clay dike runs in from of City Hall and protects the Downtown area. Photo: Michael Rieger/FEMA

Flooding - Fargo, N. D. , March 24, 2009 -- US Coast Guard flyover to survey the Red River flooding. Photo: Michael Rieger/FEMA

Fargo, N. D. , March 24, 2009 -- US Coast Guard flyover to survey the Red River flooding. Photo: Michael Rieger/FEMA

Flooding - Fargo, N. D. , March 24, 2009 -- US Coast Guard flyover to survey the Red River flooding. Photo: Michael Rieger/FEMA

Flooding - Fargo, N. D. , March 24, 2009 -- US Coast Guard flyover to survey the Red River flooding. Photo: Michael Rieger/FEMA

Flooding - Fargo, N. D. , March 24, 2009 -- US Coast Guard flyover to survey the Red River flooding. Photo: Michael Rieger/FEMA

Flooding - Fargo, N. D. , March 24, 2009 -- US Coast Guard flyover to survey the Red River flooding. Photo: Michael Rieger/FEMA

Flooding - Fargo, N. D. , March 24, 2009 -- US Coast Guard flyover to survey the Red River flooding. Photo: Michael Rieger/FEMA

Flooding - Fargo, N. D. , March 24, 2009 -- US Coast Guard flyover to survey the Red River flooding. Photo: Michael Rieger/FEMA

Flooding - Fargo, N. D. , March 24, 2009 -- US Coast Guard flyover to survey the Red River flooding. Photo: Michael Rieger/FEMA

Flooding - Fargo, N. D. , March 24, 2009 -- US Coast Guard flyover to survey the Red River of the North flooding. Photo: Michael Rieger/FEMA

Flooding - Fargo, N. D. , March 26, 2009 -- Flood waters at Oak Grove school. Photo: Michael Rieger/FEMA

Flooding - Fargo, N. D. , March 26, 2009 -- FEMA Mitigation project hold back flood waters at Oak Grove school. Photo: Michael Rieger/FEMA

Flooding ^ Severe Storm - Fargo, N. D. , March 26, 2009 -- Fargo, ND, March 26,2009 A sign indicates that a road is closed due to flooding by the Red River. The Red River is expected to crest on Saturday at over 41 feet. Photo by Patsy Lynch/FEMA

Flooding - Fargo, N. D. , March 28, 2009 -- Constructions crews from East Grand Forks remove clay from the Discovery School grounds to be used in the creation of a second dike. Photo: Michael Rieger/FEMA

Flooding - Fargo, N. D. , March 28, 2009 -- Homes in the Southwood area of southern Fargo. Photo: Michael Rieger

Flooding - Fargo, N. D. , March 28, 2009 -- US Army Core work on reinforcing the sand bag level's in the south wood area. Photo: Michael Rieger/FEMA

Flooding - Fargo, N. D. , March 28, 2009 -- Constructions crews from East Grand Forks remove clay from the Discovery School grounds to be used in the creation of a second dike. Photo: Michael Rieger/FEMA

Dam/Levee Break ^ Extreme Temperatures ^ Flooding ^ Winter Storm - Fargo, N. D. , March 28, 2009 --Jean James and her family wait out flood at the temporary Red Cross shelter in Fargo. Andrea Booher/FEMA

Flooding ^ Winter Storm - Fargo, N. D. , March 28, 2009 --Army Corp of Engineers check on dike integrity in Oak Grove. Andrea Booher/FEMA

Flooding - Fargo, N. D. , March 28, 2009 -- The ND National Guard stages sand bag baskets to be used if they need a emergency repair on the dike. The baskets are lowered into place by Black Hawk helicopter. Photo; Michael Rieger/FEMA

Flooding - Fargo, N. D. , March 28, 2009 -- FEMA Denver Mobile Emergency Response Support (MERS) set up operation at Fargo City Hall in support of the Red River Flood. Photo; Michael Rieger/FEMA

Dam/Levee Break ^ Extreme Temperatures ^ Flooding ^ Winter Storm - Fargo, N. D. , March 28, 2009 --Dump trucks hauling dirt shore up levees in communities along the Red River near Fargo. Andrea Booher/FEMA,

Dam/Levee Break ^ Extreme Temperatures ^ Flooding ^ Severe Storm - Fargo, N. D. , March 28, 2009 --Dump trucks hauling dirt shore up levees in communities along the Red River near Fargo. Andrea Booher/FEMA,

Flooding ^ Severe Storm - Fargo, N. D. , March 28, 2009 -- Fargo,ND March 28,2009 The River view section of Fargo is experiencing flooding. Temporary levees have been created to stop additional flooding from the Red River of the North which is expected to crest on Sunday. Photo by Patsy Lynch/FEMA

Flooding - Fargo, N. D. , March 28, 2009 -- Homes in the Southwood area of southern Fargo. Photo: Michael Rieger

Flooding - Fargo, N. D. , March 28, 2009 -- US Army Core work on reinforcing the sand bag levee's in the south wood area. Photo: Michael Rieger/FEMA

Dam/Levee Break ^ Extreme Temperatures ^ Flooding ^ Winter Storm - Moorhead, Minn. , March 29, 2009 --Earthen dikes are piled twenty feet high to protect neighborhoods during the recent flooding in the Red River Valley. Andrea Booher/FEMA

Dam/Levee Break ^ Extreme Temperatures ^ Flooding ^ Winter Storm - Fargo, N. D. , March 29, 2009 --Volunteers from the Red River Valley and beyond work to fill sandbags in the Fargodome in preparation of upcoming storm. Over 300,000 sandbags were stockpiled on this day. Andrea Booher/FEMA

Extreme Temperatures ^ Flooding ^ Winter Storm - Fargo, N. D. , March 29, 2009 --Volunteers from the Red River Valley and beyond work to fill sandbags in the Fargodome in preparation of upcoming storm. Over 300,000 sandbags were stockpiled on this day. Andrea Booher/FEMA

Flooding ^ Severe Storm ^ Winter Storm - Fargo, N. D. , March 29, 2009 -- The Red River Valley Water Rescue team brings in a home owner who needed to be rescued from the rising waters of the Red River. Photo by Patsy Lynch/FEMA

Flooding - Moorhead, Minn. , March 29, 2009 -- Minnesota Air National Guard work with a 4000 lb to break up the ice on the Red River. Photo: Michael Rieger/FEMA

Extreme Temperatures ^ Flooding ^ Winter Storm - Moorhead, Minn. , March 29, 2009 --Earthen dikes are piled twenty feet high to protect neighborhoods during the recent flooding in the Red River Valley. Andrea Booher/FEMA

Dam/Levee Break ^ Flooding ^ Severe Storm ^ Winter Storm - Moorehead, Minn. , March 30, 2009 -- Members of the Mennonite church from International Falls, MN fill sand bags at the Minnesota State Community and Technical College in Moorehead, MN. Photo by Patsy Lynch/FEMA

Extreme Temperatures ^ Flooding ^ Severe Storm ^ Winter Storm - Fargo, N. D. , March 30, 2009 --Heavy snow falls in the Oak Grove neighborhood and residents continue to dig out. Andrea Booher/FEMA

Flooding ^ Winter Storm - Moorhead, Minn. , March 30, 2009 --Resident wades through water to check on his flooded home on the Red River in Moorhead. Andrea Booher/FEMA

Dam/Levee Break ^ Flooding ^ Winter Storm - Moorhead, Minn. , March 30, 2009 --Resident wades through water to check on his flooded home on the Red River in Moorhead. Andrea Booher/FEMA

Flooding - Fargo, N. D. , April 1, 2009 -- US Fish and wildlife check in with residents that have been stranded in their homes north of Fargo. Photo: Michael Rieger/FEMA

Flooding - Fargo, N. D. , April 1, 2009 -- US Fish and wildlife check in with residents that have been stranded in their homes north of Fargo. Photo: Michael Rieger/FEMA

Flooding ^ Winter Storm - Linton, N. D. , April 1, 2009 -- FEMA teams began work in four counties today after March floods led to a Public Assistance declaration. Darlene Geraets, who led the team in Linton, interviews and counsels Kenneth Jochim. Michael Raphael/FEMA

Flooding ^ Winter Storm - Linton, N. D. , April 1, 2009 -- IA PDA teams began work in four counties today after March floods led to a PA declaration. Darlene Geraets (center), who led the team in Linton, counsels Kenneth Jochim. Michael Raphael/FEMA

Flooding - Fargo, N. D. , April 1, 2009 -- US Fish and wildlife check in with residents that have been stranded in their homes north of Fargo. Photo: Michael Rieger/FEMA

Flooding - Fargo, N. D. , April 1, 2009 -- US Fish and wildlife check in with residents that have been stranded in their homes north of Fargo. Photo: Michael Rieger/FEMA

Flooding ^ Winter Storm - Linton, N. D. , April 1, 2009 -- IA PDA teams began work in four counties today after March floods led to a PA declaration. Darlene Geraets (center) led the team that went to Linton. Michael Raphael/FEMA

Flooding - Fargo, N. D. , April 1, 2009 -- US Fish and wildlife check in with residents that have been stranded in their homes north of Fargo. Photo: Michael Rieger/FEMA

Flooding - Fargo, N. D. , April 1, 2009 -- US Fish and wildlife check in with residents that have been stranded in their homes north of Fargo. Photo: Michael Rieger/FEMA

Flooding - Fargo, N. D. , April 1, 2009 -- US Fish and wildlife check in with residents that have been stranded in their homes north of Fargo. Photo: Michael Rieger/FEMA

Flooding - Fargo, N. D. , April 1, 2009 -- US Fish and wildlife check in with residents that have been stranded in their homes north of Fargo. Photo: Michael Rieger/FEMA

Flooding ^ Winter Storm - Bismarck, N. D. , April 2, 2009 -- IA PDA teams surveyed four North Dakota counties today. Peggy Willis (red jacket) led the team that checked homes for levels of damage in Herrington. Michael Raphael/FEMA

Flooding ^ Severe Storm - Moorhead, Minn. , April 3, 2009 -- FEMA trailers filled with supplies that will be used to create a complete temporary federal Joint Field Office (JFO) are parked outside an empty building. FEMA operates field offices in proximity to disasters to assist stricken communities. Mike Moore/FEMA

Flooding ^ Severe Storm - Moorhead, Minn. , April 4, 2009 -- The Red River drowns the roadway and completely covers over a bridge just north of Moorhead, MN. According to local officials, the 2009 spring flood of the river was the highest ever recorded. Mike Moore/FEMA

Flooding ^ Severe Storm - Valley City, N. D. , April 12, 2009 -- A large capacity pump working in effort to keep ahead of seepage and rainwater accumulating outside the massive dike constructed to hold the Sheyenne River in check; Red River valley rivers across the region are cresting at record levels. Mike Moore/FEMA

Flooding ^ Winter Storm - Valley City, N. D. , April 13, 2009 -- Teachers, high school and college students, and community members join to make thousands of sandbags. Stopping the Sheyenne River from flooding Valley City April 14 is their goal. Michael Raphael/FEMA

Flooding ^ Winter Storm - Valley City, N. D. , April 13, 2009 -- Teachers, high school and college students, and community members join to make thousands of sandbags. Stopping the Sheyenne River from flooding Valley City April 14 is their goal. Michael Raphael/FEMA

Flooding ^ Winter Storm - Valley City, N. D. , April 13, 2009 -- Teachers, high school and college students, and community members join to make thousands of sandbags. Stopping the Sheyenne River from flooding Valley City April 14 is their goal. Michael Raphael/FEMA

Flooding ^ Winter Storm - Valley City, N. D. , April 13, 2009 -- Teachers, high school and college students, and community members join to make thousands of sandbags. Stopping the Sheyenne River from flooding Valley City April 14 is their goal. Michael Raphael/FEMA

Flooding ^ Winter Storm - Valley City, N. D. , April 13, 2009 -- Army Corps of Engineers ringed the edges of the Sheyenne River with clay dikes in an effort to prevent flooding in the city of 7,000. The river may crest Friday, April 17. Michael Raphael/FEMA

Flooding ^ Winter Storm - Valley City, N. D. , April 13, 2009 -- Teachers, high school and college students, and community members join to make thousands of sandbags. Stopping the Sheyenne River from flooding Valley City April 14 is their goal. Michael Raphael/FEMA

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