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Denton, Texas, December 5, 1963 -- The kitchen in the Federal Regional Center (FRC) in Denton, Texas, as it existed in December of 1963. The FRC was built in the early 1960s to provide shelter to federal officials in the event of a nuclear war. The kitchen was removed in 2009 to provide additional office space

Denton, Texas, December 5, 1963 -- The kitchen in the Federal Regional...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 1963-12-05 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Earl Armstrong City/State: Denton, TX Categories: Feature Stories Photographs Relating to Disasters and Eme... more

Denton, Texas, October 14, 1963 -- A photograph taken during the construction of the Federal Regional Center in Denton Texas in 1963. The structure was the first of five structures of its kind, designed to protect federal officials from nuclear fallout

Denton, Texas, October 14, 1963 -- A photograph taken during the const...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 1963-10-14 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Earl Armstrong Photographs Relating to Disasters and Emergency Management Programs, Activities, and Officials

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

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

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

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

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

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., 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

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., 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

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

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

Battle Creek, Mich. , January 12, 1981 -- Photograph of the original b...

The original database describes this as: Title: Emergency Management Institute Original Building Photo Production Date: 01/12/1981 Caption: Battle Creek, Mich. , January 12, 1981 -- Photograph of the origina... 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  - 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

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

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

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

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

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

New York, N.Y., Sep. 14, 2001 -- Destroyed emergency response vehicles located at 101 Murray Street in New York City following the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center

New York, N.Y., Sep. 14, 2001 -- Destroyed emergency response vehicles...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2001-09-14 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Dana Trytten City/State: New York, NY Disasters: New York Terrorist Attack (DR-1391) Disaster Types: Terro... more

St. Bernard Parish, La., June 29, 2008 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency provided over $1.7 million dollars to replace the St. Bernard Parish 9-1-1 Communications Center. Gioan Nguyen/FEMA

St. Bernard Parish, La., June 29, 2008 -- The Federal Emergency Manage...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2008-06-29 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Manuel Broussard City/State: St. Bernard Parish, LA Keywords: hurricane katrina ^ 911 Communications Center... more

New Orleans, La., Dec. 14, 2008 -- Greater Gentilly High School, housed in the new Lake Area School, took the place of Lake Area Middle School, which was damaged beyond repair by Hurricane Katrina. Greater Gentilly High School one of the ΓÇ£Quick StartΓÇ¥ schools was funded as a ΓÇ£capped alternate projectΓÇ¥ for the Recovery School District, meaning funds have been funneled from other facilities to pay for Greater Gentilly's construction costs. In all, FEMA obligated approx. $39.6 million to build the new school. Lillie Long/FEMA

New Orleans, La., Dec. 14, 2008 -- Greater Gentilly High School, house...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2008-12-14 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Manuel Broussard City/State: New Orleans, LA Keywords: hurricane katrina ^ Greater Gentilly High School Di... more

Hawaii, Nov. 1, 2006 -- Disaster Recovery Center in Kapa'au, Hawaii for residents to apply for assistance after sustaining damages caused from earthquakes under FEMA-1664-DR-HI

Hawaii, Nov. 1, 2006 -- Disaster Recovery Center in Kapa'au, Hawaii fo...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2006-11-01 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Gen Tamura City/State: HI Keywords: Mitigation ^ Assistance ^ Earthquake ^ Recovery ^ Disaster ^ Individual... more

St Bernard Parish, La., Sep. 21, 2008 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency spent more than $2.8 million to replace Gauthier Gym in St. Bernard Parish. The gym experienced over four feet of flooding and high winds which caused severe damage. Gioan Nguyen/FEMA

St Bernard Parish, La., Sep. 21, 2008 -- The Federal Emergency Managem...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2008-09-21 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Manuel Broussard City/State: St Bernard Parish, LA Keywords: hurricane katrina ^ Gauthier Gym Disasters: L... more

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

New York, N.Y., Sep. 14, 2001 -- New York City firefighters and emerge...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2001-09-14 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Dana Trytten City/State: New York, NY Disasters: New York Terrorist Attack (DR-1391) Disaster Types: Terro... more

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

New York, N.Y., Sep. 14, 2001 -- New York City firefighters conducting...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2001-09-14 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Dana Trytten City/State: New York, NY Disasters: New York Terrorist Attack (DR-1391) Disaster Types: Terro... more

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

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

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2001-09-14 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Dana Trytten City/State: New York, NY Disasters: New York Terrorist Attack (DR-1391) Disaster Types: Terro... more

Menlo Park, Calif., June 10, 2004 -- FEMA Fire Grant Funds used to conduct Confined Space Rescue Training in Menlo Park, CA

Menlo Park, Calif., June 10, 2004 -- FEMA Fire Grant Funds used to con...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2004-06-10 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Gabriela Aranda City/State: Menlo Park, CA Disaster Types: Fire Photographs Relating to Disasters and Emerg... more

St. Bernard Parish, La., Aug. 11, 2008 -- To date, almost $30.7 million has been funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency for Davies Elementary School after Hurricane Katrina. Manuel Broussard/FEMA

St. Bernard Parish, La., Aug. 11, 2008 -- To date, almost $30.7 millio...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2008-08-11 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Manuel Broussard City/State: St. Bernard Parish, LA Keywords: hurricane katrina ^ Davies Elementary School ... more

New York, N.Y., Sep. 14, 2001 -- A New York City Transit official surveys damage to city vehicles following the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001

New York, N.Y., Sep. 14, 2001 -- A New York City Transit official surv...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2001-09-14 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Dana Trytten City/State: New York, NY Disasters: New York Terrorist Attack (DR-1391) Disaster Types: Terro... more

New Orleans, La., Feb. 2, 2008 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency has obligated more than $89 million in funding for repairs to New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board's Eastbank Sewerage treatment facility. Manuel Broussard/FEMA

New Orleans, La., Feb. 2, 2008 -- The Federal Emergency Management Age...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2008-02-02 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Manuel Broussard City/State: New Orleans, LA Keywords: hurricane katrina ^ Sewerage Treatment Plant Disast... more

Hurricane/Tropical Storm - Galveston, Texas, October 15, 2008 -- Debris continues to pile up at the Broadway Street dump site.  The debris at this site will be compacted and then be moved to a permanent landfull.  FEMA is paying for the debris pickup from Hurricane Ike.  Photo by Greg Henshall / FEMA

Hurricane/Tropical Storm - Galveston, Texas, October 15, 2008 -- Debri...

The original database describes this as: Title: Construction equipment working on a debris in Texas Production Date: 01/01/2000 Caption: Galveston, Texas, October 15, 2008 -- Debris continues to pile up at t... more

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

Flooding - Minot, N. D. , June 24, 2001 -- State Emergency Response Te...

The original database describes this as: Title: Surveying Flood Damages Production Date: 06/24/2001 Caption: Minot, N. D. , June 24, 2001 -- State Emergency Response Team members, Jerry Pettys (right) and Am... more

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

Hurricane/Tropical Storm - Atlantic Ocean, September 12, 2003 -- Satel...

The original database describes this as: Title: Satellite photograph of Hurricane Isabel east of the Bahamas Production Date: 09/12/2003 Caption: Atlantic Ocean, September 12, 2003 -- Satellite photograph of... more

Hurricane/Tropical Storm - New Orleans, La. , August 29, 2005 --  Hurricane Katrina damaged 184 of the 200-plus building on the historic Jackson Barracks military campus which houses the Louisiana Army National Guard headquarters. More than 75 of the buildings were so severely damaged they had to be reconstructed, rather than repaired. FEMA obligated $110 million towards rebuilding Jackson Barracks. FEMA/Manuel Broussard

Hurricane/Tropical Storm - New Orleans, La. , August 29, 2005 -- Hurr...

The original database describes this as: Title: Jackson Barracks (Before) Production Date: 08/29/2005 Caption: New Orleans, La. , August 29, 2005 -- Hurricane Katrina damaged 184 of the 200-plus building on... more

Hurricane/Tropical Storm - New Orleans, La. , October 11, 2005 --  During Hurricane Katrina, the red streetcars were stored in the Canal Street facility where they were inundated with almost 60 inches of floodwater. FEMA gas allocated $21. 6 million towards the restoration of New Orleans red streetcars. FEMA/Lillie Long

Hurricane/Tropical Storm - New Orleans, La. , October 11, 2005 -- Dur...

The original database describes this as: Title: RTA Street Cars (Before) Production Date: 10/11/2005 Caption: New Orleans, La. , October 11, 2005 -- During Hurricane Katrina, the red streetcars were stored ... more

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

Flooding - Guerneville, Calif. , Feb. 16, 2006 -- After severe storms ...

The original database describes this as: Title: California Vineyard Flooded Production Date: 02/16/2006 Caption: Guerneville, Calif. , Feb. 16, 2006 -- After severe storms passed over California; torrential ... more

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

Bothell, Wash. , Aug. 7, 2006 -- Sharon Loper, Acting Regional Adminis...

The original database describes this as: Title: Official Photo - Sharon Loper Production Date: 08/07/2006 Caption: Bothell, Wash. , Aug. 7, 2006 -- Sharon Loper, Acting Regional Administrator, Region 10. Ph... more

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

Fairfax, Va. , September 20, 2006 -- FEMA equipment cases which contai...

The original database describes this as: Title: Cases for communications equipment in Virginia Production Date: 09/20/2006 Caption: Fairfax, Va. , September 20, 2006 -- FEMA equipment cases which contain com... more

Old Saybrook, Conn., Nov. 16, 2012 -- Shoreline homes in Old Saybrook suffered flooding and were pounded with sand which piled high in the streets and around homes. The waterline shows on this home's walls.  FEMA's Public Assistance Grants, in addition to Individual Assistance, will become available to cities and towns to assist in covering the cost of recovery.  Photo by Marilee Caliendo/FEMA

Old Saybrook, Conn., Nov. 16, 2012 -- Shoreline homes in Old Saybrook ...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2012-11-16 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Marilee Caliendo City/State: Old Saybrook, CT Disasters: Connecticut Hurricane Sandy (DR-4087) Disaster Ty... more

Hattiesburg, Miss., Feb. 16, 2013 -- County trucks are working long hours, clearing roads blocked by fallen trees and all kinds of debris.  FEMA grants will be available to cities and towns through the Public Assistance Program to offset the expense of recovery.  Photo by Marilee Caliendo/FEMA

Hattiesburg, Miss., Feb. 16, 2013 -- County trucks are working long ho...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2013-02-16 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Marilee Caliendo City/State: Hattiesburg, MS Disasters: Mississippi Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding ... more

Fairfield, Conn., Nov. 20, 2012 -- The Transfer station on One Rod Road is busy processing storm damaged goods and debris.  FEMA's Pubic Assistance Support Function will be accepting applications from Cities and Towns for funds to offset the cost of debris processing and removal.  Photo by Marilee Caliendo/FEMA

Fairfield, Conn., Nov. 20, 2012 -- The Transfer station on One Rod Roa...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2012-11-20 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Marilee Caliendo City/State: Fairfield, CT Disaster Types: Coastal Storm ^ Flooding ^ Hurricane/Tropical St... more

Long Beach Island, N.J., Nov. 26, 2012 -- Township debris clean is continuing and they clean up after Hurricane Sandy. FEMA's Public Assistance Grants will become available to cities and towns to assist in covering the cost of recovery. Steve Zumwalt/FEMA

Long Beach Island, N.J., Nov. 26, 2012 -- Township debris clean is con...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2012-11-26 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Steve Zumwalt City/State: Long Beach Island, NJ Keywords: Cleanup Damage Debris Homes Public Works ^ Damage... more

Old Saybrook, Conn., Nov. 26, 2012 -- Staff from FEMA and the Small Business Administration are present at the first Public Assistance Briefing in Connecticut.  FEMA's Public Assistance Grants will become available to cities and towns to assist in covering the cost of recovery.  Photo by Marilee Caliendo/FEMA

Old Saybrook, Conn., Nov. 26, 2012 -- Staff from FEMA and the Small Bu...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2012-11-26 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Marilee Caliendo City/State: Old Saybrook, CT Disasters: Connecticut Hurricane Sandy (DR-4087) Disaster Ty... more

Old Saybrook, Conn., Nov. 26, 2012 -- Dana Conover, Pubic Assistance Coordinator for the State of Connecticut, presents program details to eligible applicants/municipalities.  FEMA's Public Assistance Grants will become available to cities and towns to assist in covering the cost of recovery.  Photo by Marilee Caliendo/FEMA

Old Saybrook, Conn., Nov. 26, 2012 -- Dana Conover, Pubic Assistance C...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2012-11-26 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Marilee Caliendo City/State: Old Saybrook, CT Disasters: Connecticut Hurricane Sandy (DR-4087) Disaster Ty... more

Point Pleasant, N.J., Feb. 25, 2013 -- 1,200 square feet of boardwalk on Point Pleasant Beach are being rebuilt using wood-alternative decking. FEMA's Public Assistance Grants will become available to cities and towns to assist in covering the cost of recovery. Steve Zumwalt/FEMA

Point Pleasant, N.J., Feb. 25, 2013 -- 1,200 square feet of boardwalk ...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2013-02-25 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Steve Zumwalt City/State: Point Pleasant, NJ Keywords: Boardwalk Construction Jenkinson Material Sandy rebu... more

Reeds Beach, N.J., Nov. 23, 2012 -- Hurricane Sandy washed up sand in this beach community leaving some streets impassable. FEMA's Public Assistance Grants will become available to cities and towns to assist in covering the cost of recovery. Steve Zumwalt/FEMA

Reeds Beach, N.J., Nov. 23, 2012 -- Hurricane Sandy washed up sand in ...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2012-11-23 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Steve Zumwalt City/State: Reeds Beach, NJ Keywords: Bay Damage Homes Reeds Beach Sand Sign Water ^ Damage ^... more

Old Saybrook, Conn., Nov. 16, 2012 -- Shoreline homes in Old Saybrook suffered flooding and were pounded with sand which piled high in the streets and around homes.  FEMA's Public Assistance Grants will become available to cities and towns to assist in covering the cost of recovery.  Photo by Marilee Caliendo/FEMA

Old Saybrook, Conn., Nov. 16, 2012 -- Shoreline homes in Old Saybrook ...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2012-11-16 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Marilee Caliendo City/State: Old Saybrook, CT Disasters: Connecticut Hurricane Sandy (DR-4087) Disaster Ty... more

Old Saybrook, Conn., Nov. 26, 2012 -- Dana Conover, Pubic Assistance Coordinator for the State of Connecticut talks to FEMA Congressional Affairs Specialist Denis Martin at the Saybrook applicant briefing.  FEMA's Public Assistance Grants will become available to cities and towns to assist in covering the cost of recovery.  Photo by Marilee Caliendo/FEMA

Old Saybrook, Conn., Nov. 26, 2012 -- Dana Conover, Pubic Assistance C...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2012-11-26 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Marilee Caliendo City/State: Old Saybrook, CT Disasters: Connecticut Hurricane Sandy (DR-4087) Disaster Ty... more

Fairfield Beach, Conn., Dec. 1, 2012 -- Up and down the coast, insulation has been soaked and must be removed.  Public Assistance Grants from FEMA to cities and towns will help defray the cost of removing all the storm-related debris.   Photo by Marilee Caliendo/FEMA

Fairfield Beach, Conn., Dec. 1, 2012 -- Up and down the coast, insulat...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2012-12-01 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Marilee Caliendo City/State: Fairfield Beach, CT Disasters: Connecticut Hurricane Sandy (DR-4087) Disaster... more

Old Saybrook, Conn., Nov. 26, 2012 -- Frank Mazzarella, (left) FEMA Public Assistance Project Assistant Coordinator for Old Saybrook and Gary Stanley,(center), FEMA Deputy Federal Coordinating Officer, talk to an applicant after the presentation.  FEMA's Public Assistance Grants will become available to cities and towns to assist in covering the cost of recovery.  Photo by Marilee Caliendo/FEMA

Old Saybrook, Conn., Nov. 26, 2012 -- Frank Mazzarella, (left) FEMA Pu...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2012-11-26 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Marilee Caliendo City/State: Old Saybrook, CT Keywords: gary stanley Deputy FCO Disasters: Connecticut Hur... more

Old Saybrook, Conn., Nov. 16, 2012 -- Shoreline homes in Old Saybrook suffered flooding and were pounded with sand which piled high in the streets and around homes.  FEMA's Public Assistance Grants will become available to cities and towns to assist in covering the cost of recovery.  Photo by Marilee Caliendo/FEMA

Old Saybrook, Conn., Nov. 16, 2012 -- Shoreline homes in Old Saybrook ...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2012-11-16 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Marilee Caliendo City/State: Old Saybrook, CT Disasters: Connecticut Hurricane Sandy (DR-4087) Disaster Ty... more

Fairfield Beach, Conn., Nov. 12, 2012 -- Now that the roadways have been cleared and residents can access their properties, heavy cleanup equipment is moving debris as fast as possible.  FEMA makes grants to cities and towns for cleanup, obtained by applying for Public Assistance funds. Photo by Marilee Caliendo/FEMA

Fairfield Beach, Conn., Nov. 12, 2012 -- Now that the roadways have be...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2012-11-12 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Marilee Caliendo City/State: Fairfield Beach, CT Disasters: Connecticut Hurricane Sandy (DR-4087) Disaster... more

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

Flooding - Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant, Arden Hills, MN, March 1...

The original database describes this as: Title: Photograph by Thomas Kempton taken on 03/18/2011 in Minnesota Production Date: 03/18/2011 Caption: Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant, Arden Hills, MN, March 18... more

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

Flooding - Arden Hills ISB, Minn. , March 16, 2011 -- Commodity trail...

The original database describes this as: Title: Photograph by Thomas Kempton taken on 03/16/2011 in Minnesota Production Date: 03/16/2011 Caption: Arden Hills ISB, Minn. , March 16, 2011 -- Commodity traile... more

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

Flooding - Arden Hills ISB, Minn. , March 17, 2011 -- Staging of blan...

The original database describes this as: Title: Photograph by Thomas Kempton taken on 03/17/2011 in Minnesota Production Date: 03/17/2011 Caption: Arden Hills ISB, Minn. , March 17, 2011 -- Staging of blank... more

Long Beach Island, N.J., Nov. 26, 2012 -- Township debris clean is continuing and they clean up after Hurricane Sandy. FEMA's Public Assistance Grants will become available to cities and towns to assist in covering the cost of recovery. Steve Zumwalt/FEMA

Long Beach Island, N.J., Nov. 26, 2012 -- Township debris clean is con...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2012-11-26 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Steve Zumwalt City/State: Long Beach Island, NJ Keywords: Assistance Cleanup Damage Debris Flooding Homes P... more

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

Washington, D. C. , April 2, 2007 -- An audience member stands to ask ...

The original database describes this as: Title: Conference question and answer concept art Production Date: 04/02/2007 Caption: Washington, D. C. , April 2, 2007 -- An audience member stands to ask a questio... more

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

Washington, D. C. , April 18, 2007 -- Ted Monette, FEMA's Director of ...

The original database describes this as: Title: Ted Monette, FEMA's Director of the Office of Federal Coordinati Production Date: 04/18/2007 Caption: Washington, D. C. , April 18, 2007 -- Ted Monette, FEMA's... more

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

Tornado - Greensburg, Kan. , May 28, 2007 -- Workmen begin constructio...

The original database describes this as: Title: Workmen begin constructing living units in Kansas Production Date: 05/28/2007 Caption: Greensburg, Kan. , May 28, 2007 -- Workmen begin construction of units t... more

Hurricane/Tropical Storm - Oak Island, Texas, November 1, 2008 -- Storage units wait for delivery on Oak Island, TX.  FEMA is providing these units to residents whose homes were destroyed by Hurricane Ike.  Photo by Patsy Lynch/FEMA

Hurricane/Tropical Storm - Oak Island, Texas, November 1, 2008 -- Stor...

The original database describes this as: Title: FEMA provided storage units at a staging area in Texas Production Date: 06/07/2007 Caption: Oak Island, Texas, November 1, 2008 -- Storage units wait for deliv... more

Hurricane/Tropical Storm - Oak Island, Texas, November 1,2008 -- Mark Wilson, a FEMA individual assistance employee goes over paper work with a Oak Island resident who received a storage unit. Photo by Patsy Lynch/FEMA

Hurricane/Tropical Storm - Oak Island, Texas, November 1,2008 -- Mark ...

The original database describes this as: Title: FEMA representative works with a resident in Texas Production Date: 06/07/2007 Caption: Oak Island, Texas, November 1,2008 -- Mark Wilson, a FEMA individual as... more

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

Tornado - Greensburg, Kan. , July 11, 2007 -- Interior view of a COGIM...

The original database describes this as: Title: Interior of a metal living unit in Kansas Production Date: 07/11/2007 Caption: Greensburg, Kan. , July 11, 2007 -- Interior view of a COGIM unit. These metal "... more

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

Tornado - Greensburg, Kan. , July 11, 2007 -- A row of units fill a co...

The original database describes this as: Title: Living units lined up in Kansas Production Date: 07/11/2007 Caption: Greensburg, Kan. , July 11, 2007 -- A row of units fill a corner of a block in devastated ... more

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

Unknown, August 11, 2007 -- Funnel cloud in the evening sky. Tornadoe...

The original database describes this as: Title: Tornado in the late evening sky Production Date: 08/11/2007 Caption: Unknown, August 11, 2007 -- Funnel cloud in the evening sky. Tornadoes can form in a mome... more

Hurricane/Tropical Storm - New Orleans, La. , Sep. 3, 2007 -- During Hurricane Katrina, the red streetcars were stored in the Canal Street facility where they were inundated with almost 60 inches of floodwater. FEMA allocated $21. 6 million towards the restoration of New Orleans red streetcars. Photo by FEMA/Ralph Simcox

Hurricane/Tropical Storm - New Orleans, La. , Sep. 3, 2007 -- During H...

The original database describes this as: Title: RTA Street Cars (After) Production Date: 09/03/2007 Caption: New Orleans, La. , Sep. 3, 2007 -- During Hurricane Katrina, the red streetcars were stored in the... more

Dam/Levee Break ^ Flooding - Valley City, N. D. , November 27, 2007 --The Red Cross is providing clean-up kits to residents of Valley City whose homes and businesses were affected by the recent floods.  Photo by Patsy Lynch/FEMA

Dam/Levee Break ^ Flooding - Valley City, N. D. , November 27, 2007 --...

The original database describes this as: Title: Red Cross provides clean up kits to North Dakota Residents Production Date: 11/27/2007 Caption: Valley City, N. D. , November 27, 2007 --The Red Cross is provi... more

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

Industry Hardship - Wahpeton, N. D. , Feb. 20, 2008 -- Volunteers part...

The original database describes this as: Title: Clean-up of Industrial Plating Corp. After Fire Production Date: 02/20/2008 Caption: Wahpeton, N. D. , Feb. 20, 2008 -- Volunteers participate in the cleanup o... more

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

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

The original database describes this as: Title: CERT Clears Snow From Hydrants Production Date: 02/23/2008 Caption: Parma, Ohio, Feb. 23, 2008 -- A CERT member digs out a fire hydrant after a snowstorm. Pho... more

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

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

The original database describes this as: Title: Collapsed Crane Damage Production Date: 03/15/2008 Caption: New York City, N. Y. , March 15, 2008 -- Crane collapse in March 2008. Photographer Name: Laura Co... more

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

Technological - N. Y. , March 18, 2008 -- A CERT member distributes bo...

The original database describes this as: Title: CERT Volunteer at Crane Collapse Production Date: 03/18/2008 Caption: N. Y. , March 18, 2008 -- A CERT member distributes bottled water to residents whose util... more

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

Flooding ^ Hurricane/Tropical Storm - Fla. , April 19, 2008 -- Floodin...

The original database describes this as: Title: Flooding from Tropical Storm Fay Production Date: 04/19/2008 Caption: Fla. , April 19, 2008 -- Flooding from Tropical Storm Fay in Lee County. Photographer Na... more

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

Washington, D. C. , June 5, 2008 -- Notes, hands and water. Close up ...

The original database describes this as: Title: Senate hearing details close up Production Date: 06/05/2008 Caption: Washington, D. C. , June 5, 2008 -- Notes, hands and water. Close up of minor details at ... more

Hurricane/Tropical Storm - New Orleans, La. , June 6, 2008 -- Acting Louisiana Transitional Recovery Office (LATRO) Director Tony Russell and Disaster Assistance Directorate Assistant Administrator Beth Zimmerman talk with Deputy Environmental Section Chief Cynthia Teeter as they tour the New Orleans office. Photo by Manuel Broussard/FEMA

Hurricane/Tropical Storm - New Orleans, La. , June 6, 2008 -- Acting L...

The original database describes this as: Title: Zimmerman Louisiana Transitional Recovery Office Tour Production Date: 06/06/2008 Caption: New Orleans, La. , June 6, 2008 -- Acting Louisiana Transitional Rec... more

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

Tornado - Chapman, Kan. , June 13, 2008 -- Reno County CERT members wo...

The original database describes this as: Title: Reno County, KS CERT Travels to Help Out Production Date: 06/13/2008 Caption: Chapman, Kan. , June 13, 2008 -- Reno County CERT members working to help tornado... more

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

Wildfire - Brooktrails, Calif. , June 22, 2008 -- CERT volunteers on-s...

The original database describes this as: Title: Brooktrails, CA Wildfire Activation Production Date: 06/22/2008 Caption: Brooktrails, Calif. , June 22, 2008 -- CERT volunteers on-scene with fire crews in the... more

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

Washington, D. C. , June 25, 2008 -- The Pennsylvania Ave (North) entr...

The original database describes this as: Title: White House - Summer - Pennsylvania Ave entrance. Production Date: 06/25/2008 Caption: Washington, D. C. , June 25, 2008 -- The Pennsylvania Ave (North) entran... more

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

Emergency Planning and Security - Eugene, Oreg. , June 28, 2008 -- CER...

The original database describes this as: Title: CERTs Support US Olympic Trials Production Date: 06/28/2008 Caption: Eugene, Oreg. , June 28, 2008 -- CERT volunteers assist with basic first aid. Photographe... more

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

Emergency Planning and Security - Eugene, Oreg. , July 6, 2008 -- CERT...

The original database describes this as: Title: CERT Volunteers Assist with US Olympic Trials Production Date: 07/06/2008 Caption: Eugene, Oreg. , July 6, 2008 -- CERT volunteers team up for crowd control. ... more

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

Hurricane/Tropical Storm - Slidell, La. , July 10, 2008 -- The Slidell...

The original database describes this as: Title: Slidell Police Department Repaired Production Date: 07/10/2008 Caption: Slidell, La. , July 10, 2008 -- The Slidell Police Department sustained extensive water... more

Hurricane/Tropical Storm - Washington, D. C. , July 21, 2008 -- FEMA officials at one of the twice daily video teleconferences at FEMA headquarters for Hurricane Dolly.  FEMA Administrator R. David Paulison, left, Deputy Administrator Harvey Johnson, center. FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Hurricane/Tropical Storm - Washington, D. C. , July 21, 2008 -- FEMA o...

The original database describes this as: Title: FEMA disaster officials at a daily Hurricane Dolly video briefing in Washington Production Date: 07/21/2008 Caption: Washington, D. C. , July 21, 2008 -- FEMA ... more

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

Hurricane/Tropical Storm - Bayou La Batre, Ala. , July 30, 2008 -- Att...

The original database describes this as: Title: Home funded by the Alternative Housing Pilot Program in AL Production Date: 07/30/2008 Caption: Bayou La Batre, Ala. , July 30, 2008 -- Attendees at the ribbon... more

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

Washington, D. C. , September 29, 2008 -- Close up of microphones at t...

The original database describes this as: Title: Microphones at the podium Production Date: 08/08/2008 Caption: Washington, D. C. , September 29, 2008 -- Close up of microphones at the podium at the FEMA pres... more

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

Hurricane/Tropical Storm - White Castle, La. , September 7, 2008 -- Sa...

The original database describes this as: Title: Salvation Army Volunteer handing out food in Louisiana Production Date: 09/07/2008 Caption: White Castle, La. , September 7, 2008 -- Salvation Army volunteer h... more

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

Emergency Planning and Security - Augusta, Maine, September 8, 2008 --...

The original database describes this as: Title: Maine Emergency Management Agency meets with FEMA to roll out STEP program. Production Date: 09/08/2008 Caption: Augusta, Maine, September 8, 2008 -- Maine Eme... more

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

Hurricane/Tropical Storm - Baton Rouge, La. , 9/09/08 -- This tree was...

The original database describes this as: Title: Tree blown over in a cemetary in Louisiana Production Date: 09/09/2008 Caption: Baton Rouge, La. , 9/09/08 -- This tree was blown down in this Baton Rouge Ceme... more

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

Flooding - Naperville, Ill. , Sep. 14, 2008 -- Naperville CERT members...

The original database describes this as: Title: Naperville, IL CERT Responds to Flooding Production Date: 09/14/2008 Caption: Naperville, Ill. , Sep. 14, 2008 -- Naperville CERT members fill sandbags in resp... more

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

Emergency Planning and Security - Boston, Mass. , Sep. 16, 2008 -- Bee...

The original database describes this as: Title: Beethoven Elementary School Class prepares for emergencies with the STEP program. Production Date: 09/16/2008 Caption: Boston, Mass. , Sep. 16, 2008 -- Beethov... more

Hurricane/Tropical Storm - Winnie, Texas, September 18, 2008 -- A Hazmat team removes insulation from a neighborhood grocery store that suffered heavy flood damage during Hurricane Ike.  The storm caused severe damage all along the southeast Texas coast when it came ashore on September 13th.

Hurricane/Tropical Storm - Winnie, Texas, September 18, 2008 -- A Hazm...

The original database describes this as: Title: Worker in Hazmat suit in Texas Production Date: 09/18/2008 Caption: Winnie, Texas, September 18, 2008 -- A Hazmat team removes insulation from a neighborhood g... more

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

Hurricane/Tropical Storm - Cameron, La. , September 23, 2008 -- Aerial...

The original database describes this as: Title: Aerial of storm damange in Louisiana Production Date: 09/23/2008 Caption: Cameron, La. , September 23, 2008 -- Aerial of Hurricane Ike's destruction of Cameron... more

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

Washington, D. C. , September 23, 2008 -- FEMA Deputy Administrator Ha...

The original database describes this as: Title: Senate Hearing Room during a hearing Production Date: 09/23/2008 Caption: Washington, D. C. , September 23, 2008 -- FEMA Deputy Administrator Harvey Johnson (a... more

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

Emergency Planning and Security - Seymour, Conn. , September 24, 2008 ...

The original database describes this as: Title: Safety Officer Teaching STEP in Seymour, CT Production Date: 09/24/2008 Caption: Seymour, Conn. , September 24, 2008 -- Local Police Officer Teaches STEP lesso... more

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

Emergency Planning and Security - Seymour, Conn. , September 24, 2008 ...

The original database describes this as: Title: High School Student assists teacher with STEP program. Production Date: 09/24/2008 Caption: Seymour, Conn. , September 24, 2008 -- High school student assists ... more

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

Mudslide/Landslide - Patillas, Puerto Rico, September 27, 2008 -- Jose...

The original database describes this as: Title: Residents after the storm in Puerto Rico Production Date: 09/27/2008 Caption: Patillas, Puerto Rico, September 27, 2008 -- Jose Perales and Grandmother, Carmen... more

Mudslide/Landslide ^ Severe Storm - Guyama, Puerto Rico, September 27, 2008 -- Resident Gumersindo Ortiz rests after the arduous task of cleaning out the mud from his flooded home after 24 inches of rain fell in the area. Andrea Booher/FEMA

Mudslide/Landslide ^ Severe Storm - Guyama, Puerto Rico, September 27,...

The original database describes this as: Title: Resident resting from the clean up in Puerto Rico Production Date: 09/27/2008 Caption: Guyama, Puerto Rico, September 27, 2008 -- Resident Gumersindo Ortiz res... more

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

Mudslide/Landslide - Patillas, Puerto Rico, September 27, 2008 -- Truc...

The original database describes this as: Title: Debris clean up in Puerto Rico Production Date: 09/27/2008 Caption: Patillas, Puerto Rico, September 27, 2008 -- Trucks haul debris from town after major rain ... more

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