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Washington, D. C. , May 29, 2009 -- President Obama at FEMA headquarters at a meeting of the Homeland Security Council, with him at the head of the table is the President of the Council, John O. Brennen.  June 1 marks the beginning of hurricane season and Mr. Obama was briefed by Federal Agencies and Departments that respond to Hurricanes.  FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, D. C. , May 29, 2009 -- President Obama at FEMA headquarte...

The original database describes this as: Title: President Obama visits FEMA headquarters Production Date: 05/29/2009 Caption: Washington, D. C. , May 29, 2009 -- President Obama at FEMA headquarters at a mee... More

Flooding - Fargo, N. D. , April 17, 2009 --  View from Fargo Veterans Bridge of flooded park. Many areas of North Dakota were covered with flood water, weeks after the storms and floods occurred in March. Eliud Echevarria/ FEMA

Flooding - Fargo, N. D. , April 17, 2009 -- View from Fargo Veterans ...

The original database describes this as: Title: Flooded park in North Dakota Production Date: 04/17/2009 Caption: Fargo, N. D. , April 17, 2009 -- View from Fargo Veterans Bridge of flooded park. Many areas... More

Flooding ^ Mudslide/Landslide ^ Severe Storm - Taylorville, W. Va. , June 25, 2009 -- DR 1838 Federal Coordinating Officer Greg Eaton explains FEMA's temporary housing program at a news conference on completion of the first community housing site near Taylorville following the Mother's Day flooding.  Louis Sohn/FEMA

Flooding ^ Mudslide/Landslide ^ Severe Storm - Taylorville, W. Va. , J...

The original database describes this as: Title: FCO explains temorary housing program Production Date: 06/25/2009 Caption: Taylorville, W. Va. , June 25, 2009 -- DR 1838 Federal Coordinating Officer Greg Eat... More

Winter Storm - Kykotsmovi, Ariz. , April 27, 2010 -- Yolanda Baca from the Village of Lower Moencopi works with FEMA specialists Tom Miller (l. ) and Jerry Probst on the Hopi multi-hazard mitigation plan. Completion of the plan enables the Hopi Tribe to be eligible for federal aid to repair and rebuild infrastructure damaged by the severe winter storms. Hans Webb/FEMA

Winter Storm - Kykotsmovi, Ariz. , April 27, 2010 -- Yolanda Baca from...

The original database describes this as: Title: Mitigation meeting in Arizona Production Date: 04/27/2010 Caption: Kykotsmovi, Ariz. , April 27, 2010 -- Yolanda Baca from the Village of Lower Moencopi works ... More

Andover, Mass. , April 28, 2010 -- Deputy Administrator Richard Serino meets Wednesday with staff at the FEMA-1895-DR JFO in Andover, Massachusetts.  Serino thanked the staff and highlighted that more than $30 million in aid has been provided to survivors since the declaration just over a month ago.  FEMA/David Bibo

Andover, Mass. , April 28, 2010 -- Deputy Administrator Richard Serino...

The original database describes this as: Title: Deputy Administrator Serino in Massachusetts Production Date: 04/28/2010 Caption: Andover, Mass. , April 28, 2010 -- Deputy Administrator Richard Serino meets ... More

Flooding - Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation, Mont. , August 17, 2010 -- Ruby Stump  participated in the Federal Disaster Assistance Agreement the signing ceremony between Chippewa Cree Nation and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. This signed agreement clears the path for federal disaster recovery funding for the tribe.  Ruby's home was heavily damaged by the June 13th rains on the Reservation.  Andrea Booher/FEMA

Flooding - Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation, Mont. , August 17, 2010 -- ...

The original database describes this as: Title: Ruby Stump in Montana Production Date: 08/17/2010 Caption: Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation, Mont. , August 17, 2010 -- Ruby Stump participated in the Federal D... More

Earthquake - Northridge, Calif. , Oct. 20, 2011 -- FEMA Region IX Earthquake Specialist, Jennifer Lynette, in front of an earthquake simulator truck at the Great California ShakeOut media event at Target. The ShakeOut drill and press event participants included FEMA, CalEMA, LA City Council Members, USGS, SCEC, ECA, Mexican delegation, Japanese delegation, Target, and the general public.

Earthquake - Northridge, Calif. , Oct. 20, 2011 -- FEMA Region IX Eart...

The original database describes this as: Title: ShakeOut Media Event at Target Production Date: 10/20/2011 Caption: Northridge, Calif. , Oct. 20, 2011 -- FEMA Region IX Earthquake Specialist, Jennifer Lynett... More

Winter Storm - Ill. , March 31, 2011 -- FEMA provides information on the application process for public assistance. Photo by Gene Romano

Winter Storm - Ill. , March 31, 2011 -- FEMA provides information on t...

The original database describes this as: Title: Illinois DR-1960 photo Production Date: 03/31/2011 Caption: Ill. , March 31, 2011 -- FEMA provides information on the application process for public assistance... More

Denton, Texas, December 31, 1961 -- Cement trucks deliver concrete for the lower level of the Federal Regional Center (FRC) in Denton, Texas in December, 1963. The FRC was operated by the Office of Civil Defense Mobilization, a FEMA predecessor

Denton, Texas, December 31, 1961 -- Cement trucks deliver concrete for...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 1961-12-31 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Earl Armstrong City/State: Denton, TX Keywords: emergency operation centers Categories: Feature Stories Ph... More

Denton, Texas, December 5, 1963 -- The was the communications room of the Federal Regional Center (FRC) in Denton, Texas. The FRC was the first shelter of its kind. It was intended to provide shelter to federal officials in the event of a nuclear attack. The FRC was constructed before FEMA came into existence

Denton, Texas, December 5, 1963 -- The was the communications room of ...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 1963-12-05 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Earl Armstrong Photographs Relating to Disasters and Emergency Management Programs, Activities, and Officials

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

Tornado - Concord, Ala. , May 4, 2011 -- To date, approximately 1. 5 m...

The original database describes this as: Title: Debris removal in Alabama Production Date: 05/04/2011 Caption: Concord, Ala. , May 4, 2011 -- To date, approximately 1. 5 million cubic yards of the debris has... More

Tornado - Rainsville, Ala. , August 22, 2011  - Albie Lewis, Deputy FCO (Federal Coordinating Officer DR-1971-AL), shares a laugh with local residents during a meeting at the Tom Bevill Enrichment Center in Rainsville.  Three tornadoes destroyed a large portion of Rainsville on April 27th. Currently the FEMA ESF#14 team is working closely with Rainsville to rebuild the community to be better and stronger than before. FEMA Photo/Ruth Kennedy

Tornado - Rainsville, Ala. , August 22, 2011 - Albie Lewis, Deputy FC...

The original database describes this as: Title: Building the Future Together Production Date: 08/22/2011 Caption: Rainsville, Ala. , August 22, 2011 - Albie Lewis, Deputy FCO (Federal Coordinating Officer D... More

Warwick and West Earl Townships, Pa., April 7, 2013 --  A sign on the Zook's Mill covered bridge in Lancaster County shows the level of Cocalico Creek at the peak of Hurricane Agnes in 1972. FEMA funds covered 75 percent of the $162,272 cost to repair the 164-year-old bridge from damage by Tropical Storm Lee Hurricane Irene in 2011

Warwick and West Earl Townships, Pa., April 7, 2013 -- A sign on the ...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2013-04-07 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Veronica Hinke City/State: Warwick and West Earl Townships, PA Disasters: Pennsylvania Hurricane Irene (DR-... More

Flooding - Memphis, Tenn. , May 13, 2011 -- Community Relations Specialist Foudiya Henri discusses the needs of the flood evacuees with Hope Presbyterian Shelter Manager, Lesa Joyner.  The Hope Shelter is also the site for the first Disaster Recovery Center. Marilee Caliendo/FEMA

Flooding - Memphis, Tenn. , May 13, 2011 -- Community Relations Specia...

The original database describes this as: Title: DR-1979-TN Production Date: 05/13/2011 Caption: Memphis, Tenn. , May 13, 2011 -- Community Relations Specialist Foudiya Henri discusses the needs of the flood ... More

Joplin, Mo., Jan. 17, 2014 -- Mayor Medlodee Colbert-Kean presents a Proclamation to Richard Serino, Deputy Administrator for FEMA, recognizing his work for the community's recovery following the deadly tornado on May 2011. Serino is in Joplin to see recovery efforts. Photo by Steve Zumwalt FEMA

Joplin, Mo., Jan. 17, 2014 -- Mayor Medlodee Colbert-Kean presents a P...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2014-01-17 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Steve Zumwalt City/State: Joplin, Missouri Keywords: Tornado ^ Missouri ^ Joplin ^ Serino ^ 1980DR ^ procla... More

Flooding - Morehouse, Mo. , June 4, 2011 -- FEMA community relations specialist Beverly Winder discusses the work of the Hoopa Tribal Civilian Community Corps with a volunteer.  An event was held in the city park to honor members of the group that have volunteered untold hours since flooding in late April inundated the town and surrounding area.  Jace Anderson/FEMA

Flooding - Morehouse, Mo. , June 4, 2011 -- FEMA community relations s...

The original database describes this as: Title: Tribal Civilian Community Corps Honored Production Date: 06/04/2011 Caption: Morehouse, Mo. , June 4, 2011 -- FEMA community relations specialist Beverly Winde... More

Joplin, MO, May 22, 2014 -- A small memorial for two victims of the F5 tornado that hit the city three years ago on May 22, 2011. These two lived in an apartment complex located on this corner at the time. The 3 year anniversary is being observed quietly and small memorials are popping up around the path of the tornado. (Photo by Steve Zumwalt/FEMA)

Joplin, MO, May 22, 2014 -- A small memorial for two victims of the F5...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2014-05-22 08:40:46 UTC Photographer Name: Steve Zumwalt City/State: Joplin, Missouri Keywords: DR1980 ^ Joplin ^ Memorial ^ Missouri ^ Recovery Disa... More

Joplin, Mo., July 12, 2011 -- Kim Cox, center, of the Citizens Advisory Recovery Team, speaks with community residents during a meeting about the recovery of the City of Joplin in the wake of the devastating tornado. Attendees posted comments on six information boards (housing, neighborhoods, environment and infrastructure, economic development, schools and community facilities, and sustainability and community vision). The meeting facilitated discussion about issues, assets and opportunities. FEMA photo Steve Castaner

Joplin, Mo., July 12, 2011 -- Kim Cox, center, of the Citizens Advisor...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2011-07-12 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Amanda Bicknell City/State: Joplin, MO Keywords: Missouri ^ Joplin ^ Joplin tornado ^ Long-term community r... More

Severe Storm ^ Tornado - Joplin, Mo. , June 25, 2011  -  Volunteers collect debris along Duquesne Street, after an EF-5 tornado struck the cities of Joplin and Duquesne on May 22. - Photo by: Rossyveth Rey-Berríos/FEMA

Severe Storm ^ Tornado - Joplin, Mo. , June 25, 2011 - Volunteers co...

The original database describes this as: Title: Volunteers cleaning at Duquesne Street, Joplin Production Date: 06/25/2011 Caption: Joplin, Mo. , June 25, 2011 - Volunteers collect debris along Duquesne St... More

Joplin, Mo., January 17, 2014 -- Mayor Medlodee Colbert-Kean presents a Proclamation to Richard Serino, Deputy Administrator for FEMA, recognizing his work for the community's recovery following the deadly tornado on May 2011. Serino is in Joplin to see the recovery efforts. Photo by Steve Zumwalt FEMA

Joplin, Mo., January 17, 2014 -- Mayor Medlodee Colbert-Kean presents ...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2014-01-17 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Steve Zumwalt City/State: Joplin, Missouri Keywords: Tornado ^ Missouri ^ Joplin ^ Serino ^ 1980DR ^ procla... More

Jopiln, Mo., January 17, 2014 -- Mayor Medlodee Colbert-Kean presents a Proclamation to Richard Serino, Deputy Administrator for FEMA, recognizing his work for the community's recovery following the deadly tornado on May 2011. Serino is in Joplin to see the recovery efforts. Photo by Steve Zumwalt FEMA

Jopiln, Mo., January 17, 2014 -- Mayor Medlodee Colbert-Kean presents ...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2014-01-17 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Steve Zumwalt City/State: Joplin, Missouri Keywords: Tornado ^ Missouri ^ Joplin ^ Serino ^ 1980DR ^ procla... More

Joplin, MO, May 21, 2014 -- A quote from a survivor of the 2011 Joplin tornado is on a memorial stone at the Butterfly Garden located at Cunningham Park. The memorial was dedicated on the third anniversary of the F5 Joplin tornado. (Photo by Steve Zumwalt/FEMA)

Joplin, MO, May 21, 2014 -- A quote from a survivor of the 2011 Joplin...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2014-05-21 15:21:51 UTC Photographer Name: Steve Zumwalt City/State: Joplin, Missouri Keywords: anniversary ^ DR1980 ^ Joplin ^ Missouri ^ Recovery D... More

[Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes] Carey, Ohio, September 12, 2007 -- Jim Sherwood, an hydrologist with the United States Geological Survey (USGS) marks flood waterline on a local barbershop entrance in the center of town.The bronze plaque on the store owners entrance is a historical marker indicating the level of the 1981 flood. The USGS marks flood water levels around the town, especially close to the stream. John Ficara/FEMA

[Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes] Carey, Ohio, September 12, 20...

Photographs Relating to Disasters and Emergency Management Programs, Activities, and Officials

Flooding - Benson, Minn. , May 25, 2011 -- Miinesota State Public Assistance Officer Bill Hirte explains federal program that provide disaster recovery help to local governments to officials from Swift, Big Stone and Lac Qui Parie counties. The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Minnesota Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management briefed government officials in areas affected by spring flooding in the state. Photo by Norman Lenburg/FEMA

Flooding - Benson, Minn. , May 25, 2011 -- Miinesota State Public Assi...

The original database describes this as: Title: Public Assistance Applicant Briefing 05/25/2011 in Benson, Minnesota Production Date: 05/25/2011 Caption: Benson, Minn. , May 25, 2011 -- Miinesota State Publi... More

Flooding - Chaska, Minn. , May 31, 2011 -- Bill Hirte, public assistance officer for the Minnesota Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, is interviewed by KARE-TV photojournalist after conducting a public assistance applicant briefing for local officials from Carver and Scott counties. The briefings were held  for local officials by the State of Minnesota and the Federal Emergency Management Agency to explain programs available to assist local and county governments repair public infrastructure damaged by 2011 spring floods. Photo by Norman Lenburg/FEMA

Flooding - Chaska, Minn. , May 31, 2011 -- Bill Hirte, public assistan...

The original database describes this as: Title: Minnesota Public Assistance Officer Interview 05/31/2011 in Minnesota Production Date: 05/31/2011 Caption: Chaska, Minn. , May 31, 2011 -- Bill Hirte, public a... More

Flooding - Stillwater, Minn. , June 2, 2011 -- Gerald "Jerry" Eyink, a public assistance project specialist for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), answers questions from local government officials during a public assistance applicant briefing. Local government officials in Minnesota's  Washington County were briefed by representatives of the Minnesota Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and FEMA regarding the assistance available to repair public infrastructure damaged by spring 2011 floods. Photo by Norman Lenburg/FEMA

Flooding - Stillwater, Minn. , June 2, 2011 -- Gerald "Jerry" Eyink, a...

The original database describes this as: Title: Questions and Answers 06/02/2011 in Stillwater, Minnesota Production Date: 06/02/2011 Caption: Stillwater, Minn. , June 2, 2011 -- Gerald "Jerry" Eyink, a publ... More

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

Jefferson Parish, La., May 14, 2013 -- Woodmere Elementary was origina...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2013-05-14 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Manuel Broussard City/State: Jefferson Parish, LA Keywords: hurricane katrina ^ Woodmere Elementary School ... More

Lieutenant General Julius Becton, Jr. (retired) was the 103rd inductee of Fort Leavenworth Hall of Fame (HOF) on May 8, 2014. Lieutenant General, Julius Becton, Jr. (retired) served as the Director of FEMA from 1985 to 1989 under President Ronald Reagan. (Photo courtesy of Fort Leavenworth School of Public Affairs)

Lieutenant General Julius Becton, Jr. (retired) was the 103rd inductee...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2014-05-19 15:32:47 UTC Photographer Name: Steve Zumwalt Keywords: Army ^ General ^ General Julius Becton Jr ^ Retired Categories: DHS leadership - 1 ... More

Fort Leavenworth, Kan., May 8, 2014 -- Fort Leavenworth Hall of Fame (HOF) Induction Ceremony of Major General, Fox Conner (deceased) and Lieutenant General, Julius Becton, Jr. (retired). Lieutenant General Becton (retired) served as the Director of FEMA from 1985 to 1989 under President Ronald Reagan

Fort Leavenworth, Kan., May 8, 2014 -- Fort Leavenworth Hall of Fame (...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2014-05-08 09:48:54 UTC Photographer Name: Steve Zumwalt City/State: Leavenworth, Kansas Keywords: kansas ^ Becton ^ Fort Leavenworth ^ Hall of Fame ^... More

Fort Leavenworth, Kan., May 8, 2014  - Tim Seidel, Director of FEMA Region VII Grants Managements Division, congratulates retired Lieutenant General Julius Becton, Jr who was the 103rd inductee into Fort Leavenworth Hall of Fame (HOF). The HOF honors "outstanding military and civilian leaders of the the Armed Forces of the United States who have served at Fort Leavenworth, KS. Lieutenant General Becton (retired) served as the Director of FEMA from 1985 to 1989 under President Ronald Reagan

Fort Leavenworth, Kan., May 8, 2014 - Tim Seidel, Director of FEMA Re...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2014-05-08 10:27:05 UTC Photographer Name: Steve Zumwalt City/State: Leavenworth, Kansas Keywords: kansas ^ handshake ^ Becton ^ Fort Leavenworth ^ Ha... More

Port Monmouth, N.J., March 1, 2013 -- Monmouth Cove Marina, a multi-service facility purchased by Monmouth County in 1990, is slowly recovering after being devastated by Hurricane Sandy in late October.  Some rack storage is being utilized and work is ongoing to restore the remainder of the Marina.  FEMA works with local, state and federal partners to assist with recovery in communities affected by disasters.  Photo by Sharon Karr/FEMA

Port Monmouth, N.J., March 1, 2013 -- Monmouth Cove Marina, a multi-se...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2013-03-01 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Sharon Karr City/State: Port Monmouth, NJ Keywords: Recovery ^ marina ^ Monmouth County Park system ^ Monmo... More

Scituate, Mass., Oct. 31, 2012 -- The few summer homes left standing after the Perfect Storm in 1991, have survived Hurricane Sandy.  Following the 1991 storm, these homes were elevated to meet FEMA standards.  Photo by Marilee Caliendo/FEMA

Scituate, Mass., Oct. 31, 2012 -- The few summer homes left standing a...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2012-10-31 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Marilee Caliendo City/State: Scituate, MA Disasters: Massachusetts Hurricane Sandy (EM-3350) Disaster Type... More

Scituate, Mass., Oct. 31, 2012 -- The few summer homes left standing after the Perfect Storm in 1991, have survived Hurricane Sandy.  Following the 1991 storm, these homes were elevated to meet FEMA standards.  Photo by Marilee Caliendo/FEMA

Scituate, Mass., Oct. 31, 2012 -- The few summer homes left standing a...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2012-10-31 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Marilee Caliendo City/State: Scituate, MA Disasters: Massachusetts Hurricane Sandy (EM-3350) Disaster Type... More

Scituate, Mass., Oct. 31, 2012 -- The few summer homes left standing after the Perfect Storm in 1991, have survived Hurricane Sandy.  Following the 1991 storm, these homes were elevated to meet FEMA standards.  Photo by Marilee Caliendo/FEMA

Scituate, Mass., Oct. 31, 2012 -- The few summer homes left standing a...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2012-10-31 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Marilee Caliendo City/State: Scituate, MA Disasters: Massachusetts Hurricane Sandy (EM-3350) Disaster Type... More

Scituate, Mass., Oct. 29, 2012 -- The few summer homes left standing after the Perfect Storm in 1991, stand ready for the tidal surge that is still hours away.  These homes were elevated to FEMA standards following the 1991 storm.  Photo by Marilee Caliendo/FEMA

Scituate, Mass., Oct. 29, 2012 -- The few summer homes left standing a...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2012-10-29 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Marilee Caliendo City/State: Scituate, MA Disasters: Massachusetts Hurricane Sandy (EM-3350) Disaster Type... More

Aurora, Ill., July 23, 2013 --Paulette Coleman conducts a tutorial on online training for FEMA staff deployed in Illinois. FEMA supports educational opportunities and innovative career development for a fully trained workforce. Marquita Hynes/FEMA

Aurora, Ill., July 23, 2013 --Paulette Coleman conducts a tutorial on ...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2013-07-23 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Marquita Hynes City/State: Aurora, IL Keywords: Training ^ Development ^ Technology ^ FEMA ^ Illinois ^ Aur... More

Military and civilian officials discuss damage to the Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF), Kauai, in the aftermath of Hurricane Iniki. Pictured, from left, are: CAPT. Robert Mullens, commanding officer, PMRF; John Mihara, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Pacific Division; Rear Adm. (lower half) William Retz, commander, Naval Base, Pearl Harbor, and an unidentified official from the Federal Emergency Management Agency

Military and civilian officials discuss damage to the Pacific Missile ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: State: Hawaii(HI) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: STAFF SGT. Howard Blair Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mi... More

Tracy City, MO, May 10, 2007 -- Flooded Tracy City Park.  Federal and State funds were used to buy this property after the 1993 Midwest Floods.  Last week the park flooded again, this time with no damage to property.  FEMA/Teri Mayer

Tracy City, MO, May 10, 2007 -- Flooded Tracy City Park. Federal and ...

Photographs Relating to Disasters and Emergency Management Programs, Activities, and Officials

Seguridad Contra Fuegos

Seguridad Contra Fuegos

This item is a FEMA [Federal Emergency Management Agency] Fire Safety poster in Spanish. Fire Safety Posters

Inmates from the Parlin Fork Prison Facility in Fort Bragg, CA, fill sandbags in the small northern California (CA) town of Meridian, near Beale Air Force Base. The inmates were brought in by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in an attempt to save the town from the rising flood waters of the Sacramento River

Inmates from the Parlin Fork Prison Facility in Fort Bragg, CA, fill s...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Meridian State: Mississippi (MS) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Mike Moore, USAF Release Status: Released t... More

A flooded sign stands near the town of Meridian, California. The town has become a victim to the rising flood waters of the Sacramento River. Fort Bragg, Beale Air Force Base and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) provided sand bag working party personnel in an attempt to save the town from the rising flood waters

A flooded sign stands near the town of Meridian, California. The town ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Meridian State: Mississippi (MS) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Mike Moore, USAF Release Status: Released t... More

A Stop sign in the small Northern California town of Meridian stands as a sign of the rising Sacramento River flood waters. Fort Bragg, Beale Air Force Base and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) provided sand bag working party personnel in an attempt to save the town from the rising flood waters

A Stop sign in the small Northern California town of Meridian stands a...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Meridian State: Mississippi (MS) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Mike Moore, USAF Release Status: Released t... More

[Severe Storms/Flooding] Grand Forks, ND, April 1, 1997 - Search & Rescue personal in a boat go through Grand Fork neighborhoods flooded by the Red River. FEMA/Michael Rieger

[Severe Storms/Flooding] Grand Forks, ND, April 1, 1997 - Search & Res...

Photographs Relating to Disasters and Emergency Management Programs, Activities, and Officials

[Severe Storms/Flooding] Grand Forks, ND, April 1, 1997 - Search & Rescue personal in boats go through Grand Forks neighborhoods flooded by the Red River of the North.  FEMA/Michael Rieger

[Severe Storms/Flooding] Grand Forks, ND, April 1, 1997 - Search & Res...

Photographs Relating to Disasters and Emergency Management Programs, Activities, and Officials

[Severe Storms/Flooding] Grand Forks, ND, April 1, 1997 - Aerial of a flooded Grand Forks neighborhood after the Red River flood waters came though Grand Forks. FEMA/Mike Rieger

[Severe Storms/Flooding] Grand Forks, ND, April 1, 1997 - Aerial of a ...

Photographs Relating to Disasters and Emergency Management Programs, Activities, and Officials

[Severe Storms/Flooding] Grand Forks, ND, April 1, 1997 - Search & Rescue personal go through Grand Fork neighborhoods flooded by the Red River.  FEMA/Michael Rieger

[Severe Storms/Flooding] Grand Forks, ND, April 1, 1997 - Search & Res...

Photographs Relating to Disasters and Emergency Management Programs, Activities, and Officials

[Severe Storms/Flooding] Grand Forks, ND, April 1, 1997 - Aerial of Grand Forks still flooded after the Red River came through town. FEMA/Mike Rieger

[Severe Storms/Flooding] Grand Forks, ND, April 1, 1997 - Aerial of Gr...

Photographs Relating to Disasters and Emergency Management Programs, Activities, and Officials

[Severe Storms/Flooding] Grand Forks, ND, May 1, 1997 -  Debris builds at the curbs as residents muck out their homes. Red River flood waters damaged many area homes. FEMA/Michael Rieger

[Severe Storms/Flooding] Grand Forks, ND, May 1, 1997 - Debris builds...

Photographs Relating to Disasters and Emergency Management Programs, Activities, and Officials

[Severe Storms/Flooding] Grand Forks, ND, April 1, 1997 - A flooded neighborhood with cars still floating due the flood waters from the Red River of the North.  FEMA/Michael Rieger

[Severe Storms/Flooding] Grand Forks, ND, April 1, 1997 - A flooded ne...

Photographs Relating to Disasters and Emergency Management Programs, Activities, and Officials

[Severe Storms/Flooding] Grand Forks, ND, April 1, 1997 - Aerial of Grand Forks neighborhood still flooded after the Red River flood waters came though the town. FEMA/Mike Rieger

[Severe Storms/Flooding] Grand Forks, ND, April 1, 1997 - Aerial of Gr...

Photographs Relating to Disasters and Emergency Management Programs, Activities, and Officials

[Severe Storms/Flooding] Grand Forks, ND, April 1, 1997 - A resident looks through the back door of a home that is not flooded because it's protected by a levee of sand bags.  The Red River of the North is flooding Grand Forks.  FEMA/Michael Rieger

[Severe Storms/Flooding] Grand Forks, ND, April 1, 1997 - A resident l...

Photographs Relating to Disasters and Emergency Management Programs, Activities, and Officials

[Severe Storms/Flooding] Grand Forks, ND, April 1, 1997 - Aerial of  Grand Forks, the Red River and a flooded neighborhood. The Red River flooded the area. FEMA/Mike Rieger

[Severe Storms/Flooding] Grand Forks, ND, April 1, 1997 - Aerial of G...

Photographs Relating to Disasters and Emergency Management Programs, Activities, and Officials

[Severe Storms/Flooding] Grand Forks, ND, April 1, 1997 - Aerial of  a still flooded Grand Forks neighborhood after the Red River of the North flood waters came though the area. FEMA/Michael Rieger

[Severe Storms/Flooding] Grand Forks, ND, April 1, 1997 - Aerial of a...

Photographs Relating to Disasters and Emergency Management Programs, Activities, and Officials

[Severe Storms/Flooding] Grand Forks, ND, April 1, 1997 - Aerial of Grand Forks after the Red River of the North flood waters came though the town. FEMA/Michael Rieger

[Severe Storms/Flooding] Grand Forks, ND, April 1, 1997 - Aerial of Gr...

Photographs Relating to Disasters and Emergency Management Programs, Activities, and Officials

[Severe Storms/Flooding] Grand Forks, ND, May 1, 1997 -- Debris from the interior of homes now lines the streets and residents wait for it's removal to a site or landfill.  Many area homes were damaged as water from the Red River entered their homes.  FEMA/Michael Rieger

[Severe Storms/Flooding] Grand Forks, ND, May 1, 1997 -- Debris from t...

Photographs Relating to Disasters and Emergency Management Programs, Activities, and Officials

[Severe Storms/Flooding] Grand Forks, ND, April 1, 1997 - Aerial of a flooded Grand Forks neighborhood after the Red River of the North flood waters came though the area.  FEMA/Michael Rieger

[Severe Storms/Flooding] Grand Forks, ND, April 1, 1997 - Aerial of a ...

Photographs Relating to Disasters and Emergency Management Programs, Activities, and Officials

[Severe Storms/Flooding] Grand Forks, ND, April 1, 1997 - Aerial of Grand Forks after the Red River of the North flood waters came though the city.FEMA/Mike Rieger

[Severe Storms/Flooding] Grand Forks, ND, April 1, 1997 - Aerial of Gr...

Photographs Relating to Disasters and Emergency Management Programs, Activities, and Officials

[Severe Storms/Flooding] Grand Forks, ND, April 1, 1997 - Aerial of Grand Forks after the Red River of the North flood waters came though Grand Forks. FEMA/Mike Rieger

[Severe Storms/Flooding] Grand Forks, ND, April 1, 1997 - Aerial of Gr...

Photographs Relating to Disasters and Emergency Management Programs, Activities, and Officials

[Severe Storms/Flooding] Grand Forks, ND, April 1, 1997 - Aerial of  Grand Forks and river. The Red River of the North flood waters came though Grand Forks. FEMA/Mike Rieger

[Severe Storms/Flooding] Grand Forks, ND, April 1, 1997 - Aerial of G...

Photographs Relating to Disasters and Emergency Management Programs, Activities, and Officials

[Severe Storms/Flooding] Grand Forks, ND April 1, 1997 - Aerial of a Grand Forks neighborhood still flooded  after the Red River came though town. FEMA/Mike Rieger

[Severe Storms/Flooding] Grand Forks, ND April 1, 1997 - Aerial of a G...

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[Severe Storms/Flooding] Fargo, ND, 04/10/1997 -- Residents build up a sandbag levee as residents and volunteers fight the rising waters of the Red River. FEMA/David Saville

[Severe Storms/Flooding] Fargo, ND, 04/10/1997 -- Residents build up a...

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[Severe Storms/Flooding] Fargo, ND, 04/10/1997 -- Sandbagging becomes a community effort as hundreds of residents and volunteers fight the rising waters of the Red River of the North in Fargo, North Dakota. FEMA/David Saville

[Severe Storms/Flooding] Fargo, ND, 04/10/1997 -- Sandbagging becomes ...

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[Severe Storms/Flooding] Fargo, ND, 04/15/1997 -- Residents build up levees with sandbags as residents and volunteers prepare for the rising waters of the Red River of the North.  FEMA/David Saville

[Severe Storms/Flooding] Fargo, ND, 04/15/1997 -- Residents build up l...

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[Severe Storms/Flooding] Fargo, ND, 04/10/1997 -- Sandbagging becomes a community effort as hundreds of residents and volunteers fight the rising waters of the Red River. FEMA/David Saville

[Severe Storms/Flooding] Fargo, ND, 04/10/1997 -- Sandbagging becomes ...

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[Severe Storms/Flooding] Grand Forks, ND, April 15, 1997 - This house was lifted by flood waters and came to rest on a car. Houses were moved off their foundations as the Red River flood waters came though Grand Forks. FEMA/Michael Rieger

[Severe Storms/Flooding] Grand Forks, ND, April 15, 1997 - This house ...

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[Severe Storms/Flooding] Grand Forks, ND, April 15, 1997 - Residents of Grand Forks muck out their homes and use pumps to remove water from basements.  The Red River flooded and damaged many homes in the area with mud and water. FEMA/Michael Rieger

[Severe Storms/Flooding] Grand Forks, ND, April 15, 1997 - Residents o...

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[Severe Storms/Flooding] Grand Forks, ND, April 15, 1997 - A resident looks at the mud and water still  in his home.  The Red River damaged many area homes with mud and water when the Red River flood waters came though Grand Forks. FEMA/Michael Rieger

[Severe Storms/Flooding] Grand Forks, ND, April 15, 1997 - A resident ...

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[Severe Storms/Flooding] Fargo, ND, 04/15/1997 -- Newly filled sandbags are moved around by truck to a levee that's being raised.  The entire community is working with volunteers to protect neighborhoods from the rising waters of the Red River of the North.  FEMA/David Saville

[Severe Storms/Flooding] Fargo, ND, 04/15/1997 -- Newly filled sandbag...

Photographs Relating to Disasters and Emergency Management Programs, Activities, and Officials

[Severe Storms/Flooding] Grand Forks, ND, 04/15/1997 -- Residents and volunteers build a levee with sandbags to try and protect a neighborhood from the rising water of the Red River of the North. In less than 12 hours Grand Forks will be underwater. FEMA/David Saville

[Severe Storms/Flooding] Grand Forks, ND, 04/15/1997 -- Residents and ...

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[Severe Storms/Flooding] Grand Forks, ND, April 15, 1997 - FEMA Community Relations members talk to a resident about FEMA recovery help. FEMA CR workers canvas once flooded neighborhoods talking with residents and giving recovery information and contact phone numbers.  FEMA/Mike Rieger

[Severe Storms/Flooding] Grand Forks, ND, April 15, 1997 - FEMA Commun...

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[Severe Storms/Flooding] Grand Forks, ND, April 15, 1997 -- Aerial of Grand Forks after the Red River flood waters came though the city.  FEMA/Michael Rieger

[Severe Storms/Flooding] Grand Forks, ND, April 15, 1997 -- Aerial of ...

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[Severe Storms/Flooding] Grand Forks, ND, April 15, 1997 - A FEMA worker talks to a resident about the flooding damage to this neighborhood. The men are waiting for the Red River waters recede.  FEMA/Michael Rieger

[Severe Storms/Flooding] Grand Forks, ND, April 15, 1997 - A FEMA work...

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[Severe Storms/Flooding] Grand Forks, ND, April 15, 1997 - A FEMA worker and a resident stand in mud talking.  The Red River flooded many  homes in the area. FEMA/Michael Rieger

[Severe Storms/Flooding] Grand Forks, ND, April 15, 1997 - A FEMA work...

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[Severe Storms/Flooding] Grand Forks, ND, April 15, 1997 - FEMA Public Information Office ED Conley (Left) talks with a staff member at the Disaster Recovery Center (DRC). FEMA/Michael Rieger

[Severe Storms/Flooding] Grand Forks, ND, April 15, 1997 - FEMA Public...

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[Severe Storms/Flooding] East Grand Forks, MN, 04/18/97 -- A resident watches a National Guard truck move through the streets of East Grand Forks evacuating residents as flood waters rise.  FEMA/David Saville

[Severe Storms/Flooding] East Grand Forks, MN, 04/18/97 -- A resident ...

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[Severe Storms/Flooding] East Grand Forks, MN, 04/18/97 -- These dikes and sandbags failed to stem the flow of water along the Red River of the North and it's tributaries. The U.S. Coast Guard provided major assistance to the response effort.  FEMA/David Saville

[Severe Storms/Flooding] East Grand Forks, MN, 04/18/97 -- These dikes...

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[Severe Storms/Flooding] East Grand Forks, MN, 04/18/97 -- National Guardsmen help an elderly lady into a truck as East Grand Forks is evacuated. FEMA/David Saville

[Severe Storms/Flooding] East Grand Forks, MN, 04/18/97 -- National Gu...

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[Severe Storms/Flooding] East Grand Forks, MN, 04/18/97 -- Residents of East Grand Forks are helped into National Guard trucks as the city is evacuated. FEMA/David Saville

[Severe Storms/Flooding] East Grand Forks, MN, 04/18/97 -- Residents o...

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[Severe Storms/Flooding] Grand Forks, ND, April, 1997 -- Aerial view of a sandbagged neighborhood in Grand Forks with the flooded Red River winding around the area.  FEMA/Michael Rieger

[Severe Storms/Flooding] Grand Forks, ND, April, 1997 -- Aerial view o...

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[Severe Storms/Flooding] Grand Forks, ND, April, 1997 -- Aerial view of a neighborhood in Grand Forks and the flooded Red River of the North.  FEMA/Michael Rieger

[Severe Storms/Flooding] Grand Forks, ND, April, 1997 -- Aerial view o...

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[Severe Storms/Flooding] Grand Forks, ND, April, 1997 -- Aerial view of a flooded property with a house and it's immediate lawn like an island in Grand Forks. FEMA/Michael Rieger

[Severe Storms/Flooding] Grand Forks, ND, April, 1997 -- Aerial view o...

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[Severe Storms/Flooding] Grand Forks, ND, May, 1997 -- Aerial view of a flooded property with a house and it's immediate lawn like an island in Grand Forks.  FEMA/Michael Rieger

[Severe Storms/Flooding] Grand Forks, ND, May, 1997 -- Aerial view of ...

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[Severe Storms/Flooding] Grand Forks, ND, April, 1997 -- Aerial view of a sandbagged neighborhood in Grand Forks with the flooded Red River winding around the area.  FEMA/Michael Rieger

[Severe Storms/Flooding] Grand Forks, ND, April, 1997 -- Aerial view o...

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[Severe Storms/Flooding] Grand Forks, ND, April, 1997 -- Aerial view of a sandbagged industrial area in Grand Forks and the flooded Red River of the North.  FEMA/Michael Rieger

[Severe Storms/Flooding] Grand Forks, ND, April, 1997 -- Aerial view o...

Photographs Relating to Disasters and Emergency Management Programs, Activities, and Officials

[Severe Storms/Flooding] Grand Forks, ND, April, 1997 -- Aerial view of a sandbagged neighborhood in Grand Forks with the flooded Red River winding around the area.  FEMA/Michael Rieger

[Severe Storms/Flooding] Grand Forks, ND, April, 1997 -- Aerial view o...

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[Severe Storms/Flooding] Grand Forks, ND, May , 1997 - Aerial view of Downtown Grand Forks and flooded streets. FEMA/Michael Rieger

[Severe Storms/Flooding] Grand Forks, ND, May , 1997 - Aerial view of ...

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[Severe Storms/Flooding] East Grand Forks, MN, 04/25/1997-- Rep. Newt Gingrich speaks with a Minnesota resident about the flood relief efforts.  FEMA/David Saville

[Severe Storms/Flooding] East Grand Forks, MN, 04/25/1997-- Rep. Newt ...

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[Severe Storms/Flooding] East Grand Forks, MN, 04/25/1997 -- Governor Arne Carlson, Rep. Newt Gingrich and East Grand Forks Mayor Lynn Stauss discuss flood recovery efforts in the days following the Red River Flood.  FEMA/David Saville

[Severe Storms/Flooding] East Grand Forks, MN, 04/25/1997 -- Governor ...

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[Severe Storms/Flooding] East Grand Forks, MN, 04/25/1997 -- FEMA Director James Lee Witt speaks with a flood survivor in East Grand Forks, MN.  FEMA/David Saville

[Severe Storms/Flooding] East Grand Forks, MN, 04/25/1997 -- FEMA Dire...

Photographs Relating to Disasters and Emergency Management Programs, Activities, and Officials

[Severe Storms/Flooding] Grand Forks, ND, April, 1997 -- FEMA's Director, James Lee Witt, talks with residents who are mucking out their homes after the Red River of the North flooded the area.  FEMA/Michael Rieger

[Severe Storms/Flooding] Grand Forks, ND, April, 1997 -- FEMA's Direct...

Photographs Relating to Disasters and Emergency Management Programs, Activities, and Officials

[Severe Storms/Flooding] Grand Forks, ND, April, 1997 -- FEMA Mobile Emergency Response Support (MERS) workers set up a Recovery Center in Grand Forks. FEMA/Michael Rieger

[Severe Storms/Flooding] Grand Forks, ND, April, 1997 -- FEMA Mobile E...

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[Severe Storms/Flooding] Grand Forks, ND, April, 1997 -- FEMA workers Ken Jordan and Lesli Rucker at a recovery Center in Grand Forks ND.  FEMA/Michael Rieger

[Severe Storms/Flooding] Grand Forks, ND, April, 1997 -- FEMA workers ...

Photographs Relating to Disasters and Emergency Management Programs, Activities, and Officials

[Severe Storms/Flooding] Grand Forks, ND, April, 1997 - FEMA's Director, James Lee Witt, talks with a FEMA inspector.  FEMA/Michael Rieger

[Severe Storms/Flooding] Grand Forks, ND, April, 1997 - FEMA's Directo...

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[Severe Storms/Flooding] East Grand Forks, MN, 04/30/1997 -- As the water finally recedes debris, that was carried by the water, litters neighborhoods. FEMA/Dave Saville

[Severe Storms/Flooding] East Grand Forks, MN, 04/30/1997 -- As the wa...

Photographs Relating to Disasters and Emergency Management Programs, Activities, and Officials

[Severe Storms/Flooding] Grand Forks, ND, April, 1997 -- A FEMA Mobile Emergency Response Support (MERS) worker sets up a Recovery Center in Grand Forks. FEMA/Michael Rieger

[Severe Storms/Flooding] Grand Forks, ND, April, 1997 -- A FEMA Mobile...

Photographs Relating to Disasters and Emergency Management Programs, Activities, and Officials

[Severe Storms/Flooding] Grand Forks, ND, April, 1997 -- FEMA Director, James Lee Witt, meets and talks with residents at a FEMA Recovery Center in Grand Forks.  FEMA/Michael Rieger

[Severe Storms/Flooding] Grand Forks, ND, April, 1997 -- FEMA Director...

Photographs Relating to Disasters and Emergency Management Programs, Activities, and Officials

[Severe Storms/Flooding] Grand Forks, ND, April, 1997 -- FEMA workers Ken Jordan and Lesli Rucker at a recovery Center in Grand Forks ND.  FEMA/Michael Rieger

[Severe Storms/Flooding] Grand Forks, ND, April, 1997 -- FEMA workers ...

Photographs Relating to Disasters and Emergency Management Programs, Activities, and Officials

[Severe Storms/Flooding] Grand Forks, ND, May, 1997 -- Aerial view of Grand Forks and the flooded Red River of the North. In the foreground are burned buildings.  FEMA/Michael Rieger

[Severe Storms/Flooding] Grand Forks, ND, May, 1997 -- Aerial view of ...

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[Severe Storms/Flooding] Grand Forks, ND, April, 1997 -- Aerial view of a neighborhood in Grand Forks and the flooded Red River. FEMA/Michael Rieger

[Severe Storms/Flooding] Grand Forks, ND, April, 1997 -- Aerial view o...

Photographs Relating to Disasters and Emergency Management Programs, Activities, and Officials

[Severe Storms/Flooding] Grand Forks, ND, May, 1997 -- Aerial view of Grand Forks neighborhood and the flooded Red River of the North. The levee in the foreground was toped with sandbags but breeched, flooding the area near the river. FEMA/Michael Rieger

[Severe Storms/Flooding] Grand Forks, ND, May, 1997 -- Aerial view of ...

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