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US Army Warrent Officer Moore (Left) and Lieutenant Colonel Beltadze from the Georgia Republic coordinate testing schedules during the initial planning conference held in the Ukraine for exercise COMBINED ENDEAVOR. COMBINED ENDEAVOR will take place at Lager Aulenbach, Germany, from May 10th to the 24th, 2001

US Army Warrent Officer Moore (Left) and Lieutenant Colonel Beltadze f...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: COMBINED ENDEAVOR Country: Ukraine (UKR) Scene Camera Operator: MSGT John Trautt, USAF Release Status: Released to Public Com... more

Georgia, May 2, 2006 -- FEMA Acting Director, R. David Paulison on the Department of Homeland Security airplane.  He is making several stops in southern states to review FEMA preparedness for the coming hurricane season.  DHS/Barry Bahler

Georgia, May 2, 2006 -- FEMA Acting Director, R. David Paulison on the...

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Thomasville, GA, May 2, 2006 -- Secretary of Homeland Security, Michael Chertoff, and R. David Paulison, Acting Director of FEMA, toured and met with employees at FEMA's MERS (Mobile Emergency Response Support) site in Thomasville, GA. Barry Bahler/DHS

Thomasville, GA, May 2, 2006 -- Secretary of Homeland Security, Michae...

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Thomasville, GA, May 2, 2006 -- Secretary of Homeland Security, Michael Chertoff, and R. David Paulison, Acting Director of FEMA, toured and met with employees at FEMA's MERS (Mobile Emergency Response Support) site in Thomasville, GA. Barry Bahler/DHS

Thomasville, GA, May 2, 2006 -- Secretary of Homeland Security, Michae...

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Atlanta, Ga., August 28, 2006 - At the Ft. Gillem FEMA Logistics Center, Will Rodriguez, Inventory Management Specialist (IMS) makes a final check on an 80 KW generator before it is loaded on a truck to be deployed to a staging area until need deteremines the destination.  George Armstrong/FEMA

Atlanta, Ga., August 28, 2006 - At the Ft. Gillem FEMA Logistics Cente...

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Atlanta, Ga., August 28, 2006 - At the FT. Gillem FEMA Logistics Center, 60 KW generators are ready to be loaded on trucks for delivery to prestaging areas in anticipation of a disaster.  George Armstrong/FEMA

Atlanta, Ga., August 28, 2006 - At the FT. Gillem FEMA Logistics Cente...

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Atlanta, Ga., August 28, 2006 _ At Ft. Gillem these 80 KW generators are being loaded on a flatbed truck by Lisa Spain, FEMA Inventory Management Specialist (IMS) and Gary Stalnaker, FEMA Maintenance Mechanic, for delivery to prestaging areas in Florida or wherever they are needed.  George Armstrong/FEMA

Atlanta, Ga., August 28, 2006 _ At Ft. Gillem these 80 KW generators a...

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Atlanta, Ga., August 28, 2006 -- At the Ft. Gillem FEMA Logistics Center refrigerators are stocked and ready for rapid deployment to disaster areas.  George Armstrong/FEMA

Atlanta, Ga., August 28, 2006 -- At the Ft. Gillem FEMA Logistics Cent...

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Atlanta, Ga., August 29, 2006 -- At the Ft. Gillem FEMA Logistics Center trailer staging area, Linda Cassell (FEMA contractor) installs a GPS tracking transponder on one of 300 trailers in this lot.  George Armstrong/FEMA

Atlanta, Ga., August 29, 2006 -- At the Ft. Gillem FEMA Logistics Cent...

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Atlanta, Ga., August 29, 2006 -- These Mobile Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) are on site at the Ft. Gillem FEMA Logistics Center awaiting deployment as needed.  George Armstrong/FEMA

Atlanta, Ga., August 29, 2006 -- These Mobile Disaster Recovery Center...

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Atlanta, Ga., August 29, 2006  -- Cases of sleeping bags at the Ft. Gillem FEMA Logistics Center are ready to be loaded and sent to a disaster area .  This is part of FEMA's disaster stockpile for the coming Atlantic hurricane season. George Armstrong/FEMA

Atlanta, Ga., August 29, 2006 -- Cases of sleeping bags at the Ft. Gi...

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Atlanta, Ga., August 29, 2006 -- Cartons of cots at the Ft. Gillem FEMA Logistics Center are ready to be loaded and sent to a disaster area .  This is part of FEMA's disaster stockpile for the coming Atlantic hurricane season. George Armstrong/FEMA

Atlanta, Ga., August 29, 2006 -- Cartons of cots at the Ft. Gillem FEM...

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Atlanta, Ga., August 30, 2006 -- At FEMA Region 4 Regional Operations Center(ROC) Acting Regional Director Mary Lynn Miller responds to questions from Channel 11 TV reporter Tiffany Cochran about FEMA's preparedness for this hurricane season and the current tropical storm Ernesto.  George Armstrong/FEMA

Atlanta, Ga., August 30, 2006 -- At FEMA Region 4 Regional Operations ...

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Atlanta, Ga., January 22, 2007 -- FEMA Region IV Director Phil May (left) watches as FEMA Director David Paulison speaks to FEMA employees via video teleconference.  Mr. Paulison was discussing the reorganization of FEMA within the Department of Homeland Security.  Mark Wolfe/FEMA

Atlanta, Ga., January 22, 2007 -- FEMA Region IV Director Phil May (le...

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Atlanta, Ga., January 22, 2007 -- FEMA Region IV Deputy Director Mary Lynne Miller speaks to FEMA employees at an all hands meeting.  Ms. Miller was detailing FEMA's reorganization plan.  Mark Wolfe/FEMA

Atlanta, Ga., January 22, 2007 -- FEMA Region IV Deputy Director Mary ...

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Atlanta, Ga., January 22, 2007 -- FEMA Director David Paulison speaks to FEMA employees via video teleconference.  Mr. Paulison was discussing the reorganization of FEMA within the Department of Homeland Security.  Mark Wolfe/FEMA

Atlanta, Ga., January 22, 2007 -- FEMA Director David Paulison speaks ...

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Atlanta, Ga., January 22, 2007 -- FEMA Region IV employees watch as FEMA Director David Paulison speaks via video teleconference.  Mr. Paulison was discussing the reorganization of FEMA within the Department of Homeland Security.  Mark Wolfe/FEMA

Atlanta, Ga., January 22, 2007 -- FEMA Region IV employees watch as FE...

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FEMA Region IV Director Major Phillip May   Mark Wolfe/FEMA

FEMA Region IV Director Major Phillip May Mark Wolfe/FEMA

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Atlanta, Ga., January 25, 2007 -- Region IV Director Phil May and his staff listen to a presentation at the Regional Interagency Steering Committee (RISC) meeting in Atlanta.  RISC meetings are held to facilitate the sharing of information between the Emergency Management Agencies of each state in the region and the regional staff.  Mark Wolfe/FEMA

Atlanta, Ga., January 25, 2007 -- Region IV Director Phil May and his ...

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[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Americus, GA, March 3, 2007 -- FEMA Director David Paulison (center) and Federal Coordinating Officer (FCO) Michael Bolch (in FEMA hat) during a visit to Americus to personally view the damage that occurred due to tornadoes. The tornadoes hit during the afternoon and evening of March 1.  Hope Bresch/FEMA

[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Americus, GA, March 3, 2007 -- FEMA Dire...

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[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Americus, GA, March 3, 2007 -- President Bush and FEMA Director David Paulison (to the right of the President) visit Americus to view the damage done by the recent tornadoes. The tornadoes hit during the afternoon and evening of March 1.  Hope Bresch/FEMA

[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Americus, GA, March 3, 2007 -- President...

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[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Americus, GA, March 3, 2007 -- President Bush visits Americus to view the damage done by the recent tornadoes. The tornadoes hit during the afternoon and evening of March 1.  Hope Bresch/FEMA

[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Americus, GA, March 3, 2007 -- President...

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[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Atlanta, GA, March 6, 2007 -- FEMA Federal Coordinating Officer (FCO) Mike Bolch (right) speaks with Georgia Governor Sonny Purdue after a briefing on the tornadoes that recently stuck Americus at the Georgia EOC with GEMA Director Charley English (left).  Several Counties in Georgia have been declared federal disaster areas.  Mark Wolfe/FEMA

[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Atlanta, GA, March 6, 2007 -- FEMA Feder...

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[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Atlanta, GA, March 6, 2007 -- Georgia Governor Sonny Purdue is briefed on the tornadoes that recently stuck Americus at the Georgia Emergency Operations Center (EOC) with GEMA Director Charley English and FEMA Federal Coordinating Officer (FCO) Mike Bolch.  Several Counties in Georgia have been declared federal disaster areas.  Mark Wolfe/FEMA

[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Atlanta, GA, March 6, 2007 -- Georgia Go...

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[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Atlanta, GA, March 6, 2007 -- Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) Director Charley English (center) briefs Georgia Governor Sonny Purdue (left, front) on the tornadoes that stuck Americus recently. FEMA's Federal Coordinating Officer (FCO) Mike Bolch (right)is also present.  Several Counties in Georgia have been declared federal disaster areas.  Mark Wolfe/FEMA

[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Atlanta, GA, March 6, 2007 -- Georgia Em...

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[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] Americus, GA, March 8, 2007 -- FEMA blue...

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[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Americus, GA, March 8, 2007 -- FEMA Community Relations (CR) representative Mickey DePaolo speaks with a resident affected by the Georgia tornadoes.  CR personnel go door to door to educate residents about  FEMA programs.  Mark Wolfe/FEMA

[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Americus, GA, March 8, 2007 -- FEMA Comm...

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[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Americus, GA, March 8, 2007 --  Residents affected by the Georgia tornadoes await their turn to be received into the Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Americus.  DRCs are set up in disaster areas to give affected residents a place to go with questions about the FEMA recovery process.  Mark Wolfe/FEMA

[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Americus, GA, March 8, 2007 -- Resident...

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[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Americus, GA, March 8, 2007 --  A drug store that was damaged by a tornado remains open in Americus after the recent Georgia tornadoes.  The drug store is located near the damaged Sumter Regional Hospital.  Mark Wolfe/FEMA

[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Americus, GA, March 8, 2007 -- A drug s...

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[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Americus, GA, March 8, 2007 -- A FEMA mitigation representative speaks with a resident affected by the Georgia tornadoes.  FEMA promotes rebuilding damaged homes stronger and safer through their mitigation program.  Mark Wolfe/FEMA

[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Americus, GA, March 8, 2007 -- A FEMA mi...

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[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Americus, GA, March 8, 2007 --  A FEMA representative speaks with a resident affected by the Georgia tornadoes at the Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Americus.  DRCs are set up in disaster areas to give affected residents a place to go with questions about the FEMA recovery process.  Mark Wolfe/FEMA

[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Americus, GA, March 8, 2007 -- A FEMA r...

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[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Americus, GA, March 8, 2007 -- A business destroyed by the Georgia tornadoes.  The tornadoes caused extensive damage in Georgia.  Mark Wolfe/FEMA

[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Americus, GA, March 8, 2007 -- A busines...

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[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Americus, GA, March 8, 2007 -- A Worker installs a new fence before construction repairs are started at the Sumter Regional Hospital.  The hospital was damage extensively by the Georgia tornadoes.  Mark Wolfe/FEMA

[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Americus, GA, March 8, 2007 -- A Worker ...

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[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Americus, GA, March 8, 2007 -- Trucks dump vegetative waste and front end loaders push it into a large pile at the temporary debris site located at the Sumter County airport.  The Georgia tornadoes created a large amount of vegetative and construction debris.  Mark Wolfe/FEMA

[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Americus, GA, March 8, 2007 -- Trucks du...

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[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Americus, GA, March 8, 2007 -- A home damaged and made roofless by the Georgia tornadoes.  The tornadoes caused extensive damage in Georgia.  Mark Wolfe/FEMA

[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Americus, GA, March 8, 2007 -- A home da...

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[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Americus, GA, March 8, 2007 -- FEMA Community Relations (CR) representatives Jill Harper (left) and Nelson Andrews speak with a resident whose home has been deemed unlivable by local authorities.  The resident's home was severely damaged by the Georgia tornadoes.  Mark Wolfe/FEMA

[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Americus, GA, March 8, 2007 -- FEMA Comm...

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[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Americus, GA, March 8, 2007 --  FEMA Public Information Officer (PIO) Rita Egan (right) speaks with a radio station representative.  PIOs diseminate information to the media to help inform the public about FEMA programs.  Mark Wolfe/FEMA

[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Americus, GA, March 8, 2007 -- FEMA Pub...

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[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Americus, GA, March 8, 2007 --  FEMA Public Information Officer (PIO) Rita Egan (left) speaks with Vernon Jones Dekalb County, Ga. CEO.  Mr. Jones has provided Dekalb County resources to Americus to help with the recovery from the Georgia tornadoes.  Mark Wolfe/FEMA

[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Americus, GA, March 8, 2007 -- FEMA Pub...

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[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Americus, GA, March 8, 2007 --  The entrance to the FEMA/State Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Americus.  The DRC is set up to help residents affected by the Georgia tornadoes.  Mark Wolfe/FEMA

[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Americus, GA, March 8, 2007 -- The entr...

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[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Americus, GA, March 8, 2007 -- FEMA Community Relations (CR) representatives Jill Harper (left) and Nelson Andrews (center) speak with a resident affected by the Georgia tornadoes.  CR personnel take information about FEMA directly to the people affected by disasters.  Mark Wolfe/FEMA

[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Americus, GA, March 8, 2007 -- FEMA Comm...

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[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Americus, GA, March 8, 2007 -- Power company workers install new powerlines downed by the Georgia tornadoes.  The tornadoes caused extensive damage in Georgia.  Mark Wolfe/FEMA

[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Americus, GA, March 8, 2007 -- Power com...

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[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Americus, GA, March 8, 2007 -- Workers pick up debris left by the Georgia tornadoes using a front shovel.  The debris will be moved to a collection site and then be disposed of.  Mark Wolfe/FEMA

[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Americus, GA, March 8, 2007 -- Workers p...

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[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Americus, GA, March 8, 2007 -- A phone company worker repairs phone lines downed by the Georgia tornadoes.  The tornadoes knocked down many power and phone poles.  Mark Wolfe/FEMA

[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Americus, GA, March 8, 2007 -- A phone c...

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[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Americus, GA, March 8, 2007 -- Workers use front end loaders to push vegetative waste into a large pile at the temporary debris site located at the Sumter County airport while another worker uses a grader to keep the road level.  The Georgia tornadoes created a large amount of vegetative and construction debris.  Mark Wolfe/FEMA

[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Americus, GA, March 8, 2007 -- Workers u...

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[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Americus, GA, March 8, 2007 -- A house destroyed by the Georgia tornadoes shows how it is structurally important to properly design concrete block walls with steel reinforcement.  The tornadoes caused extensive damage in Georgia.  Mark Wolfe/FEMA

[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Americus, GA, March 8, 2007 -- A house d...

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[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Americus, GA, March 8, 2007 -- FEMA Community Relations (CR) representative Wayne Trent speaks with  roofers about registering for FEMA relief.  CR personnel go directly to the public to find those affected by disasters.  Mark Wolfe/FEMA

[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Americus, GA, March 8, 2007 -- FEMA Comm...

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[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Americus, GA, March 8, 2007 --  FEMA has placed large electronic signs out to alert residents to the location of the FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Americus.  The DRC is set up to help residents affected by the Georgia tornadoes.  Mark Wolfe/FEMA

[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Americus, GA, March 8, 2007 -- FEMA has...

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[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Americus, GA, March 8, 2007 -- FEMA Community Relations (CR) representative Wayne Trent (left) speaks with a resident affected by the Georgia tornadoes.  CR personnel go into neighborhoods to inform the public about registering for FEMA programs.  Mark Wolfe/FEMA

[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Americus, GA, March 8, 2007 -- FEMA Comm...

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[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Americus, GA, March 8, 2007 --  A FEMA representative welcomes and orients residents affected by the Georgia tornadoes to the Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Americus.  DRCs are set up in disaster areas to give affected residents a place to go with questions about the FEMA recovery process.  Mark Wolfe/FEMA

[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Americus, GA, March 8, 2007 -- A FEMA r...

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[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Americus, GA, March 8, 2007 -- Roofers begin to repair this damaged roof that has been temporarily covered by a FEMA blue tarp.  The blue roofs are only a temporary measure to keep interiors dry until a roof can be repaired.  Mark Wolfe/FEMA

[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Americus, GA, March 8, 2007 -- Roofers b...

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[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Americus, GA, March 8, 2007 -- This house was destroyed by a tornado/s.  The tornadoes caused extensive damage in Georgia. Mark Wolfe/FEMA

[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Americus, GA, March 8, 2007 -- This hous...

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[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Americus, GA, March 8, 2007 -- Sumter Regional Hospital was damaged extensively by the Georgia tornadoes.  The tornadoes caused damage in many areas of Georgia.  Mark Wolfe/FEMA

[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Americus, GA, March 8, 2007 -- Sumter Re...

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[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Americus, GA, March 8, 2007 --  The Salvation Army and American Red Cross are set up and ready to help at the Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Americus.  DRCs are set up in disaster areas to give affected residents a place to go with questions about the recovery process.  Mark Wolfe/FEMA

[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Americus, GA, March 8, 2007 -- The Salv...

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[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Americus, GA, March 8, 2007 --  Residents affected by the Georgia tornadoes tele-register with FEMA at the Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Americus.  DRCs are set up in disaster areas to give affected residents a place to go with questions about the FEMA recovery process.  Mark Wolfe/FEMA

[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Americus, GA, March 8, 2007 -- Resident...

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[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Americus, GA, March 8, 2007 -- The interior of a supermarket destroyed by the Georgia tornadoes.  The tornadoes caused extensive damage in Georgia.  Mark Wolfe/FEMA

[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Americus, GA, March 8, 2007 -- The inter...

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[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Sumter County, GA, March 9, 2007 -- GEMA's Deputy State  Coordinating Officer (DSCO) Chuck Ray addresses local officials at the Public Assistance applicant meeting presented by GEMA.  The applicant's meeting informs local officials on the process of applying for public assistance.  Mark Wolfe/FEMA

[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Sumter County, GA, March 9, 2007 -- GEMA...

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[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Sumter County, GA, March 9, 2007 -- FEMA's Federal Coordinating Officer (FCO) Mike Bolch (standing) welcomes local officials to the Public Assistance applicant meeting presented by GEMA.  Public assistance programs are run by the state and supported by FEMA.  Mark Wolfe/FEMA

[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Sumter County, GA, March 9, 2007 -- FEMA...

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[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Roberta, GA, March 9, 2007 -- The entrance to the FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Roberta.  FEMA and the State work together to set up Disaster Recovery Centers close to damage areas so residents can receive information about available federal and state assistance.  Mark Wolfe/FEMA

[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Roberta, GA, March 9, 2007 -- The entran...

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[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Sumter County, GA, March 9, 2007 -- Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA)'s Director of Public Assistance Angi Ford (at podium) addresses local officials at the Public Assistance applicant meeting presented by GEMA.  The applicant's meeting educates local officials on the process of applying for public assistance.  Public Assistance is a program to help rebuild infrastructure using matching Federal Funds, while Individual Assitance helps citizens who have been affected by a extradordinary event. Mark Wolfe/FEMA

[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Sumter County, GA, March 9, 2007 -- Geor...

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[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Crawford County, GA, March 9, 2007 -- This home was completely destroyed by the tornado that touched down in Crawford County on March 1.  Several tornadoes stuck Georgia on that date.  Mark Wolfe/FEMA

[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Crawford County, GA, March 9, 2007 -- Th...

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[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Roberta, GA, March 9, 2007 -- A Small Business Administration representative answers questions from an applicant at the FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Roberta.  FEMA and the State set up DRCs so those affected by the disaster can get information about registering for aid and the programs that are available to help them.  Mark Wolfe/FEMA

[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Roberta, GA, March 9, 2007 -- A Small Bu...

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[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Americus, GA, March 12, 2007 -- An EMT and a doctor push a new patient into the temporary emergency room across the street from the damaged Sumter Regional Hospital.  The hospital was badly damaged by the recent Georgia tornadoes.  Mark Wolfe/FEMA

[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Americus, GA, March 12, 2007 -- An EMT a...

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[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Americus, GA, March 12, 2007 -- Exterior entrance of the temporary emergency room across the street from the damaged Sumter Regional Hospital.  The hospital was badly damaged by the recent Georgia tornadoes.  Mark Wolfe/FEMA

[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Americus, GA, March 12, 2007 -- Exterior...

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[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Americus, GA, March 12, 2007 -- Interior of the temporary triage and registration tent across the street from the damaged Sumter Regional Hospital.  The hospital was badly damaged by the recent Georgia tornadoes.  Mark Wolfe/FEMA

[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Americus, GA, March 12, 2007 -- Interior...

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[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Americus, GA, March 12, 2007 -- Lt. Governor Casey Cagle (plaid shirt) tours the temporary hospital facilities set up across the street from the damaged Sumter Regional Hospital.  The hospital was badly damaged by the recent Georgia tornadoes.  Mark Wolfe/FEMA

[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Americus, GA, March 12, 2007 -- Lt. Gove...

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[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Americus, GA, March 12, 2007 -- Lt. Governor Casey Cagle (plaid shirt) visits the temporary hospital facilities set up across the street from the damaged Sumter Regional Hospital.  The hospital was badly damaged by the recent Georgia tornadoes.  Mark Wolfe/FEMA

[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Americus, GA, March 12, 2007 -- Lt. Gove...

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[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Americus, GA, April 3, 2007 -- FEMA Federal Coordinating Officer Mike Bolch (center) inspects Cogim modular units delivered to the site of Sumter Regional Hospital's former HealthPlex destroyed by a tornado in early March. Stocked by FEMA for use in disasters, the components can be assembled into various configurations, in this case a 70,000 sq.ft. interim hospital, the first such use of the Cogim system in the United States. Mark Wolfe/FEMA

[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Americus, GA, April 3, 2007 -- FEMA Fede...

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Waycross, GA, May 15, 2007 -- Public Information Officers (PIO) from different agencies work together in the Joint Information Center (JIC). The JIC was opened to deal with the Big Turnaround Fire in south Georgia. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized four Fire Management Assistance Grants between April 18 and May 10, 2007, to help Georgia fight fires in four counties.  Mark Wolfe/FEMA

Waycross, GA, May 15, 2007 -- Public Information Officers (PIO) from d...

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Charlton County, GA, May 17, 2007 -- The Incident Commander (right) explains the extent of the Big Turnaround Fire to the incoming crew.  The Southern Area Red Team is handing off the duties to the Southwest Area Team. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized four Fire Management Assistance Grants between April 18 and May 10, 2007, to help Georgia fight fires in four counties. Mark Wolfe/FEMA

Charlton County, GA, May 17, 2007 -- The Incident Commander (right) ex...

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Charlton County, GA, May 17, 2007 -- Local firefighters fill their trucks with water from the Okefenokee Swamp before heading out to fight the Big Turnaround Fire. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security?s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized four Fire Management Assistance Grants between April 18 and May 10, 2007, to help Georgia fight fires in four counties. Mark Wolfe/FEMA

Charlton County, GA, May 17, 2007 -- Local firefighters fill their tru...

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Charlton County, GA, May 18, 2007 -- Firefighters have wrapped this historic property and installed an emergency sprinkler system to protect it from the Big Turnaround Fire. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security?s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized four Fire Management Assistance Grants between April 18 and May 10, 2007, to help Georgia fight fires in four counties. Mark Wolfe/FEMA

Charlton County, GA, May 18, 2007 -- Firefighters have wrapped this hi...

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Charlton County, GA, May 18, 2007 -- Dennis Hackett (yellow shirt), discusses the contingencies for evacuations due to the Big Turnaround Fire during a public briefing at the Charlton County Emergency Operations Center. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security?s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized four Fire Management Assistance Grants between April 18 and May 10, 2007, to help Georgia fight fires in four counties. Mark Wolfe/FEMA

Charlton County, GA, May 18, 2007 -- Dennis Hackett (yellow shirt), di...

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Charlton County, GA, May 18, 2007 -- The morning briefing at the Incident Command Post for the Big Turnaround Fire. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized four Fire Management Assistance Grants between April 18 and May 10, 2007, to help Georgia fight fires in four counties. Mark Wolfe/FEMA

Charlton County, GA, May 18, 2007 -- The morning briefing at the Incid...

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Charlton County, GA, May 18, 2007 -- Firefighters have wrapped a historic property and installed an emergency sprinkler system fed by 'pumpkin' tanks to protect it from the Big Turnaround Fire. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized four Fire Management Assistance Grants between April 18 and May 10, 2007, to help Georgia fight fires in four counties. Mark Wolfe/FEMA

Charlton County, GA, May 18, 2007 -- Firefighters have wrapped a histo...

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Atlanta, GA, June 6, 2007 -- FEMA Administrator David Paulison meets with senior staff during a visit to the FEMA Region 4 office.  Mr. Paulison was in town to tape hurricane preparedness segments at CNN and the Weather Channel. Mark Wolfe/FEMA

Atlanta, GA, June 6, 2007 -- FEMA Administrator David Paulison meets w...

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Atlanta, GA, June 6, 2007 -- FEMA Administrator David Paulison speaks to staff during an all-hands meeting at the FEMA Region 4 office.  Mr. Paulison took to the opportunity to visit the regional office during his trip to Atlanta. Mark Wolfe/FEMA

Atlanta, GA, June 6, 2007 -- FEMA Administrator David Paulison speaks ...

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Atlanta, GA, June 6, 2007 -- FEMA Administrator David Paulison (arms crossed) takes a tour of the Regional Response Coordination Center (RRCC) during a visit to the FEMA Region 4 office. Mr. Paulison, in town for a variety of reasons, took the opportunity to visit with regional staff. Mark Wolfe/FEMA

Atlanta, GA, June 6, 2007 -- FEMA Administrator David Paulison (arms c...

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[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Americus, GA, June 29, 2006 -- Cogim modular units (left) supplied by FEMA through its Public Assistance program, are being assembled into a 70,000 sq. ft., 70-bed interim medical complex slated to open this fall on the site of Sumter Regional Hospital's former HealthPlex annex destroyed in March 2007 by a tornado that also severely damaged the main facility. FEMA officials announced the unique application of the Cogim system at a joint news conference hosted with Sumter Regional Hospial and the Georgia  Emergency Management Agency. Terry Ingram/FEMA

[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Americus, GA, June 29, 2006 -- Cogim mod...

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Marietta, GA, August 16, 2007 -- FEMA Federal Incident Response Support Team (FIRST) prepares to board a U.S. Coast Guard C130J cargo plane at Dobbins Air Reserve Base before flying to Puerto Rico to respond to impacts from Hurricane Dean. The FIRST Team leads FEMA's initial response to disasters.  Mark Wolfe/FEMA

Marietta, GA, August 16, 2007 -- FEMA Federal Incident Response Suppor...

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Marietta, GA, August 16, 2007 -- FEMA Federal Incident Response Support Team (FIRST) backs one of their trucks into a U.S. Coast Guard C130J cargo plane at Dobbins Air Reserve Base in preparation of flying to Puerto Rico to respond to  impacts from Hurricane Dean. The FIRST Team leads FEMA's initial response to disasters.  Mark Wolfe/FEMA

Marietta, GA, August 16, 2007 -- FEMA Federal Incident Response Suppor...

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Marietta, GA, August 16, 2007 -- FEMA Federal Incident Response Support Team (FIRSTeam) member Vince Boyer speaks with the media about the teams communication equipment before departing for Puerto Rico in anticipation of Hurricane Dean. The FIRST Team leads FEMA's initial response to disasters.  Mark Wolfe/FEMA

Marietta, GA, August 16, 2007 -- FEMA Federal Incident Response Suppor...

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Marietta, GA, August 16, 2007 -- U.S. Coast Guard Pilot Lt. Jo'Andrew Cousins speaks to the press upon arrival to Dobbins Air Reserve Base.  The Coast Guard is flying the FEMA Federal Incident Response Support Team (FIRSTeam) to Puerto Rico in advance of Hurricane Dean.  Mark Wolfe/FEMA

Marietta, GA, August 16, 2007 -- U.S. Coast Guard Pilot Lt. Jo'Andrew ...

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Marietta, GA, August 16, 2007 -- FEMA Federal Incident Response Support Team (FIRSTeam) leader Willie Womack speaks with the media before departing for Puerto Rico in anticipation of Hurricane Dean. The FIRST Team leads FEMA's initial response to disasters.  Mark Wolfe/FEMA

Marietta, GA, August 16, 2007 -- FEMA Federal Incident Response Suppor...

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Marietta, GA, August 16, 2007 -- A U.S. Coast Guard C130J cargo plane containing the FEMA Federal Incident Response Support Team (FIRSTeam)  takes off for Puerto Rico to respond to  impacts from Hurricane Dean. The FIRSTeam leads FEMA's initial response to disasters.  Mark Wolfe/FEMA

Marietta, GA, August 16, 2007 -- A U.S. Coast Guard C130J cargo plane ...

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Marietta, GA, August 16, 2007 -- U.S. Coast Guard Pilot Lt. Jo'Andrew Cousins briefs Congressional staff members on the C130J Cargo Plane.  The Coast Guard is flying the FEMA Federal Incident Response Support Team (FIRSTeam) to Puerto Rico in advance of Hurricane Dean.  Mark Wolfe/FEMA

Marietta, GA, August 16, 2007 -- U.S. Coast Guard Pilot Lt. Jo'Andrew ...

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Marietta, GA, August 16, 2007 -- FEMA Federal Incident Response Support Team (FIRST) boards a U.S. Coast Guard C130J cargo plane at Dobbins Air Reserve Base in preparation of flying to Puerto Rico to respond to impacts from Hurricane Dean. The FIRST Team leads FEMA's initial response to disasters.  Mark Wolfe/FEMA

Marietta, GA, August 16, 2007 -- FEMA Federal Incident Response Suppor...

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Atlanta, GA, August 20, 2007 -- FEMA Region IV Administrator Phil May (right) is interviewed by CBS Correspondent Mark Strassman at the Regional Response Coordination Center.  Mr. Strassman was asking about the readiness of FEMA to respond to major disasters.  Mark Wolfe/FEMA

Atlanta, GA, August 20, 2007 -- FEMA Region IV Administrator Phil May ...

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[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Atlanta, GA, March 20, 2008  -- Members of a Federal Emergency Agency (FEMA) Technical Assistance Contract (TAC) team the city owned Butler Park. TAC teams are made up of FEMA staff and skilled engineers, architects, and other specialists to evaluate damage to urban structures.  Atlanta is recovering from the affects of a severe tornado which swept through the city center. FEMA aid will assist the municipality in rebuilding through Public Assistance  grants. Leif Skoogfors/FEMA

[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Atlanta, GA, March 20, 2008 -- Members ...

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[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Atlanta, GA, March 20, 2008 -- The head of a Federal Emergency Agency (FEMA) Preliminary Damage Assesment (PDA) team coordinating plans to check on damage to municipal infrastructure with city officials.  Atlanta is recovering from the affects of a severe tornado which swept through the city center. FEMA aid will assist the municipality in rebuilding through Public Assistance  grants. Leif Skoogfors/FEMA

[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Atlanta, GA, March 20, 2008 -- The head ...

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[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Atlanta, GA, March 20, 2008 - The roof of a city fire station with a embedded glass shard, a result of the recent tornado. Atlanta is recovering from the affects of a severe tornado which swept through the city center. FEMA aid will assist the city in rebuilding through Public Assistance  grants. Leif Skoogfors/FEMA

[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Atlanta, GA, March 20, 2008 - The roof o...

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[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Atlanta, GA, March 20, 2008 -- Holly Hollingsworth, team leader of a Federal Emergency Agency (FEMA) Technical Assistance Contract (TAC) team, surveying the roof of a transit station. TAC teams are made up of FEMA staff and skilled engineers, architects, and other specialists to evaluate damage to urban structures.  Atlanta is recovering from the affects of a severe tornado which swept through the city center. FEMA aid will assist the municipality in rebuilding through Public Assistance  grants. Leif Skoogfors/FEMA

[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Atlanta, GA, March 20, 2008 -- Holly Hol...

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[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Atlanta, GA, March 20, 2008  - Members of a Federal Emergency Agency (FEMA) Technical Assistance Contract (TAC) team surveying the roof of a transit station. TAC teams are made up of FEMA staff and skilled engineers, architects, and other specialists to evaluate damage to urban structures.  Atlanta is recovering from the affects of a severe tornado which swept through the city center. FEMA aid will assist the municipality in rebuilding through Public Assistance  grants. Leif Skoogfors/FEMA

[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Atlanta, GA, March 20, 2008 - Members o...

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[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Atlanta, GA, March 20, 2008 -- The roof of a transit station damaged by tornado.  FEMA aid will assist the municipality in rebuilding through Public Assistance  grants after a tornado swept through the city. Leif Skoogfors/FEMA

[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Atlanta, GA, March 20, 2008 -- The roof ...

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[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Atlanta, GA, March 20, 2008  -- Members of a Federal Emergency Agency (FEMA) Technical Assistance Contract (TAC) team surveying a transit station. TAC teams are made up of FEMA staff and skilled engineers, architects, and other specialists to evaluate damage to urban structures.  Atlanta is recovering from the affects of a severe tornado which swept through the city center. FEMA aid will assist the municipality in rebuilding through Public Assistance  grants. Leif Skoogfors/FEMA

[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Atlanta, GA, March 20, 2008 -- Members ...

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[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Atlanta, GA, March 20, 2008 -- Members of a Federal Emergency Agency (FEMA) Technical Assistance Contract (TAC) team and transit workers surveying the roof of a station. TAC teams are made up of FEMA staff and skilled engineers, architects, and other specialists to evaluate damage to urban structures.  Atlanta is recovering from the affects of a severe tornado which swept through the city center. FEMA aid will assist the municipality in rebuilding through Public Assistance  grants. Leif Skoogfors/FEMA

[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Atlanta, GA, March 20, 2008 -- Members o...

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[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Atlanta, GA, March 24, 2008 -- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Community Relations Team (CR) members meet at FEMA's Regional Office. FEMA CR teams will go from house to house in damaged areas to help in distributing information on how to get help.  FEMA provides help to individuals, businesses, and local government in the recovery effort. Leif Skoogfors/FEMA

[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Atlanta, GA, March 24, 2008 -- Federal E...

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[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Atlanta, GA, March 24, 2008 -- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) staff meeting FEMA's Regional Office. FEMA employees gather in Atlanta to help deal with the damage caused by a tornado which hit the city center.  FEMA provides help to individuals, businesses, and local government in the recovery effort. Leif Skoogfors/FEMA

[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Atlanta, GA, March 24, 2008 -- Federal E...

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[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Atlanta, GA, March 24, 2008 -- Libby Turner, Federal Coordinating Officer, (FCO) for the Federal Emergency Management Office's (FEMA) recovery efforts in Georgia meeting with FEMA staff.  Atlanta suffered damage after a tornado hit the city center. FEMA will provide help to individuals, businesses, and local governments for recovery. Leif Skoogfors/FEMA

[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Atlanta, GA, March 24, 2008 -- Libby Tur...

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[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Atlanta, GA, March 27, 2008 -- FEMA Community Relations Lead Officer Gene Autry speaks at a Town Hall Meeting held in downtown Atlanta to residents affected by the tornado that struck this neighborhood.  Councilman Ivory Young (L) and church representatives (R) are also on stage at this multi-organization event. Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Atlanta, GA, March 27, 2008 -- FEMA Comm...

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[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Cedartown, GA, March 27, 2008 -- FEMA representatives Patrick Knotts and Tony Hathcock at the Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) serving Polk and Floyd Counties in Georgia discuss with applicants Cheryl & Dennis Waits mitigation ideas for the future in case of another disaster . Several organizations present information here and offer assistance in the recovery process to residents that visit a DRC. Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Cedartown, GA, March 27, 2008 -- FEMA re...

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