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Ground side view of a Tactical Air Reconnaissance Pod System (TARPS) mounted on an F-4 Phantom II fighter aircraft

Two technicians work on a tactical airborne reconnaissance pod system (TARPS) on the underside of an F-14A Tomcat aircraft during Exercise GALLANT EAGLE '88

A photographer's mate films a technician servicing a tactical airborne reconnaissance pod system (TARPS) on the underside of an F-14A Tomcat aircraft during Exercise GALLANT EAGLE '88

Technicians service a tactical airborne reconnaissance pod system (TARPS) on the underside of an F-14A Tomcat aircraft during Exercise GALLANT EAGLE '88

Technicians service a tactical airborne reconnaissance pod system (TARPS) on the underside of an F-14A Tomcat aircraft during Exercise GALLANT EAGLE '88

A technician works on a tactical airborne reconnaissance pod system (TARPS) on the underside of an F-14A Tomcat aircraft during Exercise GALLANT EAGLE '88

Technicians service a tactical airborne reconnaissance pod system (TARPS) on the underside of an F-14A Tomcat aircraft during Exercise GALLANT EAGLE '88

Crewmen use a cart to move a tactical airborne reconnaissance pod system (TARPS) unit across the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS FORRESTAL (CV-59) during the allied forces exercise Team Work '88

A Fighter Squadron 14 (VF-14) F-14A Tomcat aircraft takes off from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV-67 during Fleet Ex 1-90. A-7E Corsair II aircraft from Attack Squadron 46 (VA-46) and Attack Squadron 72 (VA-72) are parked on the flight deck. The Corsair on the extreme left is equipped with Tactical Air Reconnaissance Pods (TARPS)

Aviation Boatswain's Mate E (Launching and Recovery Equipment) 2nd Class Joseph Wilson monitors the No. 2 catapult station as an Attack Squadron 72 (VA-72) A-7E Corsair II aircraft taxis into position for launch aboard the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67) during FLEET EX 1-90. The aircraft is equipped with Tactical Air Reconnaissance Pods (TARPS)

Flight deck crew members watch as a Fighter Squadron 14 (VF-14) F-14A Tomcat aircraft takes off from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV-67 during Fleet Ex 1-90. A-7E Corsair II aircraft from Attack Squadron 46 (VA-46) and Attack Squadron 72 (VA-72) are parked on the flight deck. The Corsair on the extreme left is equipped with Tactical Air Reconnaissance Pods (TARPS)

An aerial view of Iraqi cargo ships south of the city of Umm Qasr, Iraq, during Operation Desert Storm. The photograph was taken from a Fighter Squadron 84 (VF-84) F-14A Tomcat aircraft using the tactical air reconnaissance pod system (TARPS)

Smoke billows from several burning oil storage tanks at the Al Basrah Refinery following a coalition air strike during Operation DESERT STORM. The photograph was taken from a Fighter Squadron 84 (VF-84) F-14A Tomcat aircraft using the Tactical Air Reconnaissance Pod System (TARPS)

Smoke billows from several burning oil storage tanks at the Al Basrah Refinery following a coalition air strike during Operation DESERT STORM. The photograph was taken from a Fighter Squadron 84 (VF-84) F-14A Tomcat aircraft using the Tactical Air Reconnaissance Pod System (TARPS)

An overhead view of an Iraqi Scud missile site following a strike by Allied aircraft during Operation Desert Storm. Two of the trenches still have covers on them, indicating that they may contain intact launch vehicles. The photograph was taken from a fighter Squadron 32 (VF-32) F-14A Tomcat aircraft using the Tactical Air Reconnaissance Pod System (TARPS)

An overhead view of an Iraqi Scud missile site during Operation Desert Storm. The blackened earth at center marks the spot from which a missile was fired. The photograph was taken from a Fighter Squadron 32 (VF-32) F-14A Tomcat aircraft using the Tactical Air Reconnaissance Pod System (TARPS)

Oil spreads into the Persian Gulf from an oil facility near Ras Al Qulayah, Kuwait, during Operation Desert Storm. The photograph was taken from a Fighter Squadron 84 (VF-84) F-14A Tomcat aircraft using the tactical air reconnaissance pod system (TARPS). Exact Date Shot Unknown

An overhead view of Iraqi Scud missile storage bunkers, one of which is still burning, following a strike by A-7E Corsair aircraft from Attack Squadron 46 (VA-46) and Attack Squadron 72 (VA-72) during Operation Desert Storm. The photograph was taken from a Fighter Squadron 32 (VF-32) F-14A Tomcat aircraft using the Tactical Air Reconnaissance Pod System (TARPS)

An overhead view of the A1 Qaim superphosphate fertilizer plant, showing some of the damage caused by Allied bombing attacks during Operation Desert Storm. The photograph was taken from a Fighter Squadron 32 (VF-32) F-14A Tomcat aircraft using the tactical air reconnaissance pod system (TARPS)

A view of the A1 Qaim superphosphate fertilizer plant and the surrounding area as seen from the cockpit of a Fighter Squadron 32 (VF-32) F-14A Tomcat aircraft on a tactical air reconnaissance pod system (TARPS) photography run over the plant during Operation Desert Storm

An overhead view of an Iraqi Scud missile assembly and launch area during Operation Desert Storm, showing several missile storage containers and, at bottom center, two assembled missiles mounted on vehicles. The photograph was taken from a Fighter Squadron 32 (VF-32) F-14A Tomcat aircraft using the Tactical Air Reconnaissance Pod System (TARPS)

An overhead view of the A1 Qaim superphosphate fertilizer plant, showing some of the damage caused by Allied bombing attacks during Operation Desert Storm. Some structures are still burning as a result of the most recent attack. The photograph was taken from a Fighter Squadron 32 (VF-32) F-14A Tomcat aircraft using the tactical air reconnaissance pod system (TARPS)

An overhead view of an Iraqi airfield during Operation Desert Storm, showing four destroyed aircraft and, at center, an intact aircraft at the end of a taxiway. The photograph was taken from a Fighter Squadron 32 (VF-32) F-14A Tomcat aircraft using the tactical air reconnaissance pod system (TARPS)

Two reinforced concrete aircraft hangars at the Ahmed Al Jaber Airfield show the results of a coalition bombing strike during Operation Desert Storm. The hangars had been suspected of housing Iraqi aircraft. The photograph was taken from a Fighter Squadron 84 (VF-84) F-14A Tomcat aircraft using the Tactical Air Reconnaissance Pod System (TARPS)

Squadron personnel wheel a Tactical Air Reconnaissance Pod System (TARPS) pod into position beneath the wing of a Fighter Squadron 84 (VF-84) F-14A Tomcat aircraft on the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN-71). The ROOSEVELT is on station in the eastern Mediterranean to support Operation Provide Comfort, a multinational effort to aid Kurdish refugees in southern Turkey and northern Iraq.

An air-to-air right underside view of a Fighter Squadron 143 (VF-143) F-14B Tomcat aircraft taking part in a training exercise over Virginia. A tactical airborne reconnaissance pod system (TARPS) is mounted beneath the aircraft, at center

F-14A Tomcat aircraft of Fighter Squadron 84 (VF-84) bank to the left while flying in formation. The Tomcat in the foreground is armed with AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles on its outer pylons, AIM-7 Sparrow missiles on its inner pylons and practice bombs under the fuselage. The F-14A at center is armed with Sidewinders on the outer pylons, Sparrows on the inner pylons, and AIM-54 Phoenix missiles under the fuselage. The F-14A in the background is armed with Sidewinders on the outer pylons, Sparrows on the inner pylons and carries a tactical air reconnaissance pod system (TARPS) under the fuselage

F-14A Tomcat aircraft of Fighter Squadron 84 (VF-84) bank to the left while flying in formation. The Tomcat in the foreground is armed with AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles on its outer pylons, AIM-7 Sparrow missiles on its inner pylons and practice bombs under the fuselage. The F-14A at center is armed with Sidewinders on the outer pylons, Sparrows on the inner pylons, and AIM-54 Phoenix missiles under the fuselage. The F-14A in the background is armed with Sidewinders on the outer pylons, Sparrows on the inner pylons and carries a tactical air reconnaissance pod system (TARPS) under the fuselage

A group of photographer's mates remove an infrared sensor from a tactical air reconnaissance pod system (TARPS) pod on a Fighter Squadron 84 (VF-84) F-14A Tomcat aircraft aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN-71) during Operation Deny Flight

Photographer's Mate AIRMAN Apprentice Jeff McNitt watches as Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Troy Bender services a tactical air reconnaissance pod system (TARPS) pod on a Fighter Squadron 84 (VF-84) F-14A Tomcat aircraft aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN-71) during Operation Deny Flight

A group of photographer's mates service a tactical air reconnaissance pod system (TARPS) pod on a Fighter Squadron 84 (VF-84) F-14A Tomcat aircraft aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN-71) during Operation Deny Flight

Aviation Electronics Technician 3rd Class Chris Wojakowski services a tactical air reconnaissance pod system (TARPS) pod on a Fighter Squadron 84 (VF-84) F-14A Tomcat aircraft aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN-71) during Operation Deny Flight

A group of photographer's mates service a tactical air reconnaissance pod system (TARPS) pod on a Fighter Squadron 84 (VF-84) F-14A Tomcat aircraft aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN-71) during Operation Deny Flight

Rear underside view of an F-14B Tomcat aircraft of Fighter Squadron 143 (VF-143) over the bombing range. The aircraft is equipped with a tactical airborne reconnaissance pod system (TARPS)

Intelligence SPECIALIST Second Class (IS2) Eric Rasch performs imagery interpretation, photo metric and analysis of Tactical Air Reconnaissance Pod System (TARPS) film in the Carrier Intelligence Center (CVIC) office on board the aircraft carrier USS KITTY HAWK (CV-63). The information IS2 Rasch interprets is used in mission planning and other aspects of combat readiness

A night time infra-red photograph of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN-73) shows how concentrations of heat register as white light. The image taken by a tactical air reconnaissance pod system (TARPS) suspended from the underside of an F-14 Tomcat from CVW-7s Fighter Squadron One-Four-Three (VF-143) illustrates the detail with which the TARPS system can document night time activity on the ground or at sea. In missions flown over Bosnia and Iraq, the images brought back to the ship helped record information such as troop movements, target areas and bomb damage assessment. Exact Date Shot Unknown

US Navy Intelligence SPECIALIST 3rd Class John Yanc examines Tactical Air Reconnaissance Pod Systems (TARPS) photography in the Aircraft Carrier Intelligence Center (CVIC) on board the US Navy's nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73). The imagery was acquired using the portable TARPS system attached to an F-14B Tomcat aircraft assigned to Fighter Squadron One Four Three (VF 143). George Washington is commanded by US Navy Captain Malcolm P. Branch, and is operating in the Adriatic sea, in support of the NATO-led Implementation Force (IFOR), under operation DECISIVE ENDEAVOR

A port bow view of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier HARRY S. TRUMAN (CVN-75) under construction in dry dock #12 at the Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Corporation. The large canvas tarps are to keep paint spray off the surrounding areas

Outfitted with a Tactical Aerial Reconnaissance Pod System (TARPS), an F-14 Tomcat attached to Fighter Squadron One Zero Two (VF-102) aboard the aircraft carrier USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73) soars through the skies over the Persian Gulf. George Washington is operating in the Persian Gulf in support of Operation Southern Watch

Onboard the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier, USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN-74), a Photographer's Mate from VF-143 pushes a TARPS pod (Tactical Air Reconnaissance Pod System) down the flight deck to an awaiting F-14 Tomcat fighter jet (Not shown). The Nuclear powered aircraft carrier is deployed to the Persian Gulf in support of the Southwest Asia build-up.(Officially released by COMFIFTHFLT Public Affairs)

Onboard the Nimitz Class AIrcraft Carrier, USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN-74), AIRMAN Wesle Francois (left) and Photographer's Mate Third Class Todd Darnell, VF-143, attach a hose used for cooling the Tactical Reconnaissance Pod System (TARPS) loaded under an F-14 Tomcat. The Nuclear powered aircraft carrier STENNIS is deployed to the Persian Gulf in support of the Southwest Asia build-up.(Officially released by COMFIFTHFLT Public Affairs)

Onboard the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier, USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN-74), Photographer's Mate AIRMAN David Hadley, of VF-143, quickly secures his tool pouch after hanging a TARPS pod (Tactical Air Reconnaissance Pod System) under a F-14 Tomcat (TARPS and aircraft not shown). The Nuclear powered aircraft carrier is deployed to the Persian Gulf in support of the Southwest Asia build-up

Onboard the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier, USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN-74), Photographer's Mate Third Class Todd Darnell, of VF-143, waits to hang a TARPS pod (Tactical Air Reconnaissance Pod System) under a F-14 Tomcat jet fighter (Not shown). The Nuclear powered aircraft carrier is deployed to the Persian Gulf in support of the Southwest Asia build-up

Onboard the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier, USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN-74), Photographer's Mates of VF-143 quickly push the TARPS pod (Tactical Air Reconnaissance Pod System) down the flight deck to an awaiting F-14 Tomcat (Not shown) during flight operations. The Nuclear powered aircraft carrier is deployed to the Persian Gulf in support of the Southwest Asia build-up

Onboard the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier, USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN 74), Photographer's Mate AIRMAN David Hadley, VF-143, loads a KA-153 aerial film magazine into the Tactical Air Reconnaissance Pod System (TARPS) under an F-14 Tomcat. The Nuclear powered aircraft carrier is deployed to the Persian Gulf in support of the Southwest Asia build-up.(Officially released by COMFIFTHFLT Public Affairs)

Onboard the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier, USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN-74), Photographer's Mates, of VF-143, wait for a F-14 Tomcat jet fighter (Not shown) to land on the ship's flight deck to load a TARPS pod (Tactical Air Reconnaissance Pod System) on the aircraft. The Nuclear powered aircraft carrier is deployed to the Persian Gulf in support of the Southwest Asia build-up.(Officially released by COMFIFTHFLT Public Affairs)

Intelligence SPECIALIST 3rd Class (IS3) Michael Cuthbertson receives a radio and image test from the Tactical Air Reconnaissance Pod System (TARPS). On board the conventional aircraft carrier USS INDEPENDENCE (CV 62) forward deployed to the Persian Gulf in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH, 12 April 1998

Photographer's Mate 3rd Class (PH3) Jason Stiles double checks the aperture and lens angle on an F-14 Tomcat mounted (TARPS) digital camera on board the conventional aircraft carrier USS INDEPENDENCE (CV 62). The INDEPENDENCE is forward deployed to the Persian Gulf in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH, 12 April 1998

Photographer's Mate 3rd Class (PH3) Jason Stiles removes a panel from the F-14 Tomcat mounted Tactical Air Reconnaissance Pod System (TARPS) pod to retrieve a data card on board the conventional aircraft carrier USS INDEPENDENCE (CV 62). The INDEPENDENCE is forward deployed to the Persian Gulf in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH, 12 April 1998

Photographer's Mate 3rd Class (PH3) Chris Pastol adjusts a digital camera's aperture in the Tactical Air Reconnaissance Pod System (TARPS) before taking it to the flight deck on board the conventional aircraft carrier U.S.S. INDEPENDENCE (CV 62). The INDEPENDENCE IS forward deployed to the Persian Gulf in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH, 12 April 1998

Photographer's Mate Second Class (PH2) Courtney Torgrude transmits a test image to the Digital Camera Receiving Station (DCRS) located in the carriers Intelligence Center prior to an airborne mission carrying the Tactical Air Reconnaissance Pod System (TARPS). On board the conventional aircraft carrier USS INDEPENDENCE (CV 62). The INDEPENDENCE is forward deployed to the Persian Gulf in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH, 12 April 1998

Photographer's Mate 3rd Class (PH3) Jason Stiles pulls a Tactical Air Reconnaissance Pod System (TARPS) pod toward an F-14 Tomcat for mounting. On board the conventonal aircraft carrier USS INDEPENDENCE (CV 62). The INDEPENDENCE is forward deployed to the Persian Gulf in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH,12 April 1998

Photographer's Mate 2nd Class William Clark, USS ENTERPRISE (CVN 65), loads a KA-99 Panoramic camera used in the Tactical Airborne Reconnaissance Pod System (TARPS) camera. ENTERPRISE is currently preparing for a scheduled six-month deployment

Aboard the USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69), Photographer's Mate First Class (PH1) Greg Leuenberger from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, closes off a cooling system access panel used for a Tactical Air Reconnaissance Pod System (TARPS) on an F-14B "Tomcat," in the Persian Gulf in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH 2000

Aboard the USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69), Photographer's Mate Second Class (PH2) Ken Brown, removes a Tactical Air Reconnaissance Pod System (TARPS) from an F-14B "Tomcat" fighter, during Operation SOUTHERN WATCH 2000

Aboard the USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69), Photographer's Mate Second Class (PH2) Ken Brown, closes off a cooling system access panel used for a Tactical Air Reconnaissance Pod System (TARPS) on an F-14B "Tomcat," in the Persian Gulf in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH 2000

Photographers Mate 3rd Class Andrew Kaeding and Photographers Mate 1ST Class William Lipski move a Tactical Air Reconnaissance Pod System (TARPS) pod after being downloaded from an F-14 Tomcat aircraft attached to the "Jolly Rogers" of Fighter Squadron One Zero Three (VF 103) on the flight deck of USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73). Washington is operating in the Arabian Gulf in support of operation Southern Watch

Photographer's Mate 3rd Class (PH3) Michael J. Pusnik inspects a Tactical Air Reconnaissance Pod System (TARPS) KS-87 camera laoded on an F-14 "Tomcat" attached to the "Black Knights" of Fighter Squadron One Five Four (VF-154)

Aviation Electronics Technician Second Class David Mutter and Aviation Electronics Technician First Class Jesse Leake are testing the KS1-53 Tactical Air Reconnaissance Pod System (TARPS) camera used on board USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75). TRUMAN is on a scheduled six month deployment to the Mediterranean Sea and Arabian Gulf

Members of the 51st Maintenance Squadron, Munitions Flight, Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, wearing the new Joint Lightweight Integrated Suit Technology (JLIST) chemical-biological warfare suits, carefully remove protective tarps covering munitions during Osan's Initial Response Readiness training exercise

Members of the 51st Maintenance Squadron, Munitions Flight, Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, wearing the new Joint Lightweight Integrated Suit Technology (JLIST) chemical-biological warfare suits, remove protective tarps covering munitions during Osan's Initial Response Readiness training exercise

Members of the 51st Maintenance Squadron, Munitions Flight, Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, wearing the new Joint Lightweight Integrated Suit Technology (JLIST) chemical-biological warfare suits, prepare to cover munitions in a revetment area with protective tarps during Osan's Initial Response Readiness training exercise

Members of the 51st Maintenance Squadron, Munitions Flight, Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, wearing the new Joint Lightweight Integrated Suit Technology (JLIST) chemical-biological warfare suits, prepare to tow munitions after removing protective tarps during Osan's Initial Response Readiness training exercise

Members of the 51st Maintenance Squadron, Munitions Flight, Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, wearing the new Joint Lightweight Integrated Suit Technology (JLIST) chemical-biological warfare suits, prepare to cover Cluster Bomb munitions in a revetment area with protective tarps during Osan's Initial Response Readiness training exercise

Members of the 51st Maintenance Squadron, Munitions Flight, Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, wearing the new Joint Lightweight Integrated Suit Technology (JLIST) chemical-biological warfare suits, prepare to tow munitions out of a revetment area after removing their protective tarps during Osan's Initial Response Readiness training exercise

US Air Force Technical Sergeant Donnie Stricklan, 1ST Equipment Maintenance Squadron, connects a hose from an air compressor to inflatable tarps during an aircraft lift scenario for the 1ST Fighter Wing's March 2001 Operational Readiness Inspection at Langley Air Force Base, Virginia. (Duplicate image, see also DFSD0201626 or search 010319F3405C008)

US Air Force Technical Sergeant Donnie Stricklan, 1ST Equipment Maintenance Squadron, connects a hose from an air compressor to inflatable tarps during an aircraft lift scenario for the 1ST Fighter Wing's Operation Readiness Inspection at Langley AFB, Virginia. A US Air Force F-15 Eagle aircraft is Parked in the background

US Navy (USN) Photographer's Mate AIRMAN (PHAN) Steven Neel, Strike Fighter Squadron 31 (VF-31), Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana, Virginia (VA), removes a 153 film canister from a Tactical Airborne Reconnaissance Pod System (TARPS) Pod, attached to a USN F-14D Tomcat fighter aboard the Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72). The LINCOLN and Carrier Air Wing 14 (CVW-14) are conducting combat operations in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

[Hurricane Katrina] Biloxi, Miss., September 12, 2005 -- A construction crew from San Antonio, Texas installs tarps as part of the USACE Blue Roof program. Hurricane Katrina damaged countless roofs throughout Mississippi. FEMA/Mark Wolfe

[Hurricane Katrina] Biloxi, Miss., September 12, 2005 -- A construction crew from Mobile, Ala. installs tarps as part of the USACE Blue Roof program. Hurricane Katrina damaged countless roofs throughout Mississippi. FEMA/Mark Wolfe

[Hurricane Katrina] Biloxi, Miss., September 12, 2005 -- A construction crew from San Antonio, Texas installs tarps as part of the USACE Blue Roof program. Hurricane Katrina damaged countless roofs throughout Mississippi. FEMA/Mark Wolfe

[Hurricane Katrina] Biloxi, Miss., September 12, 2005 -- A construction crew from San Antonio, Texas installs tarps as part of the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Blue Roof program. Hurricane Katrina damaged countless roofs throughout Mississippi. FEMA/Mark Wolfe

[Hurricane Katrina] Biloxi, Miss., September 13, 2005 -- Contractors gather blue tarps and other blue roof supplies in Biloxi, Miss. Blue tarps are being install on damaged roofs as a temporary fix. FEMA/Mark Wolfe

[Hurricane Katrina] Biloxi, Miss., September 13, 2005 -- Contractors gather blue tarps and other blue roof supplies in Biloxi, Miss. Blue tarps are being install on damaged roofs as a temporary fix. FEMA/Mark Wolfe

[Hurricane Katrina] Biloxi, Miss., September 13, 2005 -- Contractors gather furring strips and other blue roof supplies in Biloxi, Miss. Blue tarps are being install on damaged roofs as a temporary fix. FEMA/Mark Wolfe

[Hurricane Katrina] Gulfport, MS., 9/19/2005-- Aerial view of homes with FEMA blue tarps on the roofs in the Biloxi/Gulfport area following Hurricane Katrina. Andrea Booher/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] Gulfport, MS., 9/19/2005 -- Aerial view of damaged homes and properties with FEMA blue tarps on the roofs in the Biloxi/Gulfport area following Hurricane Katrina. Andrea Booher/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] Hattiesburg, Miss., October 13, 2005 -- At a local home improvement store Bob Campbell, Michael Strombach, and Michelle Thompson provide information about the US Corps of Engineers "Blue Roof" program which covers damaged roofs with blue tarps. Huuricane Katrina damaged hundreds of homes in Hattiesburg. George Armstrong/FEMA

[Hurricane Wilma] Islamorada, FL, November 3, 2005 -- US Army Corps of Engineers employee Joy Spencer organizes her paper work for the aquisition of blue roof tarps at the San Pedro Catholic Church. The center has various state and federal representatives available to discuss different forms of assistance available to residents impacted by Hurricane Wilma. Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

[Hurricane Rita] Lake Charles, LA, February 22, 2006 - FEMA provides blue roof tarps to protect dwellings until proper repairs can be made and travel trailers. This Hurricane Rita victim benefits from both in Lake Charles. Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

[Hurricane Rita] Lake Charles, LA, February 22, 2006 - FEMA's blue roof program provides tarps to temporarily protect dwellings from further rain damage. FEMA encourages hurricane victims to repair their roofs quickly but contractors aren't always available. Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] Camp Beauregard, La., August 3, 2006 -- FEMA emergency supplies are warehoused as part of the FEMA storm preparedness program. Staging areas hold stocks of blue roof tarps, water, Meals Ready to Eat (MREs), cots, blankets and other supplies. Manual Broussard/FEMA.

[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Sumter County, FL, February 9, 2007 -- Damage, blue tarps and new roofing materials can be seen from this area of The Villages, affected by the recent tornadoes. The recovery from the tornadoes is proceeding. Mark Wolfe/FEMA

[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Americus, GA, March 8, 2007 -- FEMA blue tarps cover roofs damaged by the Georgia tornadoes. The blue roofs are only a temporary measure to keep interiors dry until the roof can be repaired. Mark Wolfe/FEMA

[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Eagle Pass, TX, April 28, 2007 -- Members of the 436th Chemical Co., Texas National Guard, distribute tarps, water and ice to residents next to the damaged Rosita Valley elementary School. FEMA provided the tarps, the state provided the water and ice. Earl Armstrong/FEMA

[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Eagle Pass, TX, April 28, 2007 -- A National Guard truck load of tarps provided by FEMA stands next to a trailer load of ice provided by Texas. The supplies were distributed by members of the Texas Army National Guard. Earl Armstrong/FEMA

[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Eagle Pass, TX, April 28, 2007 -- Members of the 436th Chemical Co., Texas National Guard, distribute water, ice and tarps to people affected by the April 24 tornado. FEMA provided 2,000 tarps to the area. Earl Armstrong/FEMA

[Hurricane Gustav] Franklin, LA, September 4, 2008 -- Distribution center of commodities for residents begins, with water, ice, MRE's and blue tarps. Jacinta Quesada/FEMA

[Hurricane Gustav] Franklin, LA, September 4, 2008 -- A distribution staging area in the county of Franklin begins; three Army Helicopters, and three 18 wheeler trucks caring water, ice, MRE's, and blue tarps. Jacinta Quesada/FEMA

[Hurricane Gustav] Larose, LA, September 7, 2008 -- Local contractors working with the U S Army Corps of Engineers, apply FEMA Blue Tarps to protect this home and throughout Lafourche Parrish community. FEMA

[Hurricane Gustav] Larose, LA, September 7, 2008 -- Local contractors working with the U S Army Corps of Engineers, apply FEMA Blue Tarps to protect this home in this Lafourche Parrish community. Barry Bahler/FEMA

[Hurricane Gustav] Baton Rouge, LA, September 7, 2008 -- A neighborhood damaged from Hurricane Gustav; blue tarps roofs and piles up tree limbs and debris for removal. Jacinta Quesada/FEMA

[Hurricane Gustav] Houma, LA, September 7, 2008 -- The protective "Blue Tarps" are getting out and up as seen here in Terrebone Parrish. Barry Bahler/FEMA

[Hurricane Gustav] Houma, LA, September 7, 2008 -- Gloria Markovci, U S Army Corps of Engineers, provides a contact to residence of Terrebone Parish who require the large Blue Tarps to cover and protect their property. The booth is located with the FEMA Mobile Disater Recovery Center (MRDC) in the Houma Civic Center parking lot. Barry Bahler/FEMA

[Hurricane Ike] Port Arthur, TX, September 19, 2008 -- Tarps are handed out to victims of hurricane Ike at one of FEMA's Distribution Centers. Photo by: Liz Roll/FEMA

[Hurricane Ike] Port Arthur, TX, September 20, 2008 --Residents in their cars lined up to receive disaster supplies. The line to receive ice, tarps, and other essentials distributed at a FEMA POD site. Photo by: Liz Roll/FEMA

[Hurricane Ike] Port Arthur, TX, September 20, 2008 -- Members of the Texas National Guard distribute ice, tarps, and other essentials to victims of hurricane Ike. Photo by: Liz Roll/FEMA

[Hurricane Ike] Port Arthur, TX, September 20, 2008 -- Members of the Texas National Guard distribute ice, tarps, and other essentials to victims of hurricane Ike. Photo by: Liz Roll/FEMA

Coastal Storm ^ Winter Storm - New York, N. Y. , January 21, 2010 -- Severe damage caused to Smith Point Park by a November nor'easter is protected by tarps weighted down with boulders. . FEMA's Public Assistance program reimburses up to 75% of damage costs for qualified projects. Photo by Ed Edahl/FEMA

Severe Storm ^ Tornado - Tecumseh, Okla. , May 12, 2010 -- A homeowner, assisted by two volunteers, rolls out FEMA emergency roof tarps to prevent water from entering his home through a roof damaged by tornadic winds. On May 10, severe storms spawned 22 confirmed tornadoes - including several F3 and two F4 twisters - over the eastern half of the state. FEMA Photo by Win Henderson

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