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Panoramic view of Tremont Hotel, Galveston /

Panoramic view of Tremont Hotel, Galveston /

From Edison films catalog: This picture shows several buildings which were wrecked and also shows a rear view of this hotel, which is on the highest point of land in Galveston, and in which several thousand peo... More

Panorama of wreckage of water front /

Panorama of wreckage of water front /

"This picture shows the remains of one of the docks, several freight cars being piled one upon the other, while the most interesting part of the picture shows two schooners literally smashed one into the other,... More

Searching ruins on Broadway, Galveston, for dead bodies /

Searching ruins on Broadway, Galveston, for dead bodies /

From Edison films catalog: This shows the heart of one of the tremendous drifts in the east end of Galveston. Hundreds of dead bodies are concealed in these immense masses, and at the time the picture was taken... More

Launching a stranded schooner from the docks /

Launching a stranded schooner from the docks /

"During the terrific storm all of the light craft along the dock front was lifted out of the water and washed up into the streets, many of them being carried for miles inland. This subject shows a number of boa... More

Panorama of Galveston power house /

Panorama of Galveston power house /

From Edison films catalog: This building and machinery supplied the electric power and electric light for the entire city of Galveston, including the car system. The building, which is of solid masonry, is a co... More

Panorama of orphans' home, Galveston /

Panorama of orphans' home, Galveston /

"The camera focuses on the building indicated as the Orphans Home, showing damage created by either the wind of the hurricane or the backwash from the tidal wave, and including debris around the yard. As the ca... More

Damaged Hulks on the Town River in Quincy, Massachusetts

Damaged Hulks on the Town River in Quincy, Massachusetts

Original caption: Photo taken from channel showing hulks at Town River, Quincy, Mass. Historical Photographs of Flood Events

Washed Out Railroad Bridge in Farmington, Connecticut

Washed Out Railroad Bridge in Farmington, Connecticut

This photograph depicts a washed out railroad bridge in Farmington, Connecticut. Historical Photographs of Flood Events

Aerial View of a Flooded Seymour, Connecticut

Aerial View of a Flooded Seymour, Connecticut

Original caption: Aerial view shows part of the damage done to Seymour, Conn., by raging flood waters which swept Southern New England. Hundreds were picked up from roof-tops by scores of both military and civi... More

Main Street in Winsted, Connecticut, during the Flood of 1955

Main Street in Winsted, Connecticut, during the Flood of 1955

Original caption: (2) Main St., Winsted, Ct. Historical Photographs of Flood Events

Destroyed Railroad Bridge in Putnam, Connecticut

Destroyed Railroad Bridge in Putnam, Connecticut

This photograph provides an overhead view of a destroyed railroad bridge. Historical Photographs of Flood Events

Riverway through Winsted, Connecticut

Riverway through Winsted, Connecticut

This photograph shows a riverway or canal flowing through the city of Winsted, Connecticut. Historical Photographs of Flood Events

Automobile Swallowed by a Sinkhole in West Springfield, Massachusetts

Automobile Swallowed by a Sinkhole in West Springfield, Massachusetts

This photograph shows a partially submerged automobile consumed by a sinkhole in West Springfield, Massachusetts. Historical Photographs of Flood Events

Trailer Camp in Naugatuck, Connecticut, during a Flood

Trailer Camp in Naugatuck, Connecticut, during a Flood

Original caption: Roaring flood waters swept through this trailer camp in Naugatuck, Conn., sending hundreds scurrying for their lives before rampaging torrents which swept Southern New England. Historical Phot... More

Sturbridge Yankee Workshop in Sturbridge, Massachusetts, during a Flood

Sturbridge Yankee Workshop in Sturbridge, Massachusetts, during a Floo...

Original caption: Sturbridge, Mass.--A famous New England landmark on Route 20 feels the effect of the floods. Historical Photographs of Flood Events

Mechanics Street Bridge in Southbridge, Massachusetts, during the Flood of 1955

Mechanics Street Bridge in Southbridge, Massachusetts, during the Floo...

Original caption: Mechanics Street Bridge Historical Photographs of Flood Events

Flooded Street in Waterbury, Connecticut

Flooded Street in Waterbury, Connecticut

This photograph shows a flooded street in Waterbury, Connecticut. Historical Photographs of Flood Events

Flooded Street and Shops in Weymouth Landing, Massachusetts

Flooded Street and Shops in Weymouth Landing, Massachusetts

This photograph shows a flooded intersection in Weymouth Landing, Massachusetts. Historical Photographs of Flood Events

Photograph of Alexandria Federal Records Center

Photograph of Alexandria Federal Records Center

This is a photograph of the stack area at the Alexandria Federal Records Center. Note the rat trap and lack of records on lowest shelves to avoid flood damage. Historic Photograph File of National Archives Even... More

Main Street Flood Conditions

Main Street Flood Conditions

This photograph depicts the flood conditions on Main Street in Haverhill, Massachusetts. Chicopee, Springfield, Holyoke, Haverhill etc.

Aerial View of Main Street Flood Conditions

Aerial View of Main Street Flood Conditions

This photograph depicts an aerial view of the flood conditions on Main Street in Haverhill, Massachusetts. Chicopee, Springfield, Holyoke, Haverhill etc.

United States Code: Damage by Flood or Other Catastrophe, 42 U.S.C. § 1855a (Suppl. 1 1958)

United States Code: Damage by Flood or Other Catastrophe, 42 U.S.C. § ...

Description: U.S. Code 1958 Edition, Supplement 1, Title 42: The Public Health and Welfare, Chapter 15: Damage by Flood or Other Catastrophe, Section 1855a

United States Code: Damage by Flood or Other Catastrophe, 42 U.S.C. §§ 1855a-1855d (Suppl. 4 1958)

United States Code: Damage by Flood or Other Catastrophe, 42 U.S.C. §§...

Description: U.S. Code 1958 Edition, Supplement 4, Title 42: The Public Health and Welfare, Chapter 15: Damage by Flood or Other Catastrophe, Sections 1855a-1855d

United States Code: Damage by Flood or Other Catastrophe, 42 U.S.C. §§ 1855a-1855d (Suppl. 5 1958)

United States Code: Damage by Flood or Other Catastrophe, 42 U.S.C. §§...

Description: U.S. Code 1958 Edition, Supplement 5, Title 42: The Public Health and Welfare, Chapter 15: Damage by Flood or Other Catastrophe, Sections 1855a-1855d

United States Code: Damage by Flood or Other Catastrophe, 42 U.S.C. § 1855a (Suppl. 2 1958)

United States Code: Damage by Flood or Other Catastrophe, 42 U.S.C. § ...

Description: U.S. Code 1958 Edition, Supplement 2, Title 42: The Public Health and Welfare, Chapter 15: Damage by Flood or Other Catastrophe, Section 1855a

United States Code: Damage by Flood or Other Catastrophe, 42 U.S.C. § 1855a (Suppl. 3 1958)

United States Code: Damage by Flood or Other Catastrophe, 42 U.S.C. § ...

Description: U.S. Code 1958 Edition, Supplement 3, Title 42: The Public Health and Welfare, Chapter 15: Damage by Flood or Other Catastrophe, Section 1855a

Newport Cliff Walk

Newport Cliff Walk

Original caption: 194 - Newport, R.I. - Cliff Walk Historical Photographs of Flood Events

The stern of the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV 43), just before flooding of the dry dock. The propellers and rudders are visible

The stern of the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV 43), just before f...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Long Beach State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: WO1 Scheiner Release Status: Released to Public... More

U.S. Reports: West Virginia v. United States, 479 U.S. 305 (1987)

U.S. Reports: West Virginia v. United States, 479 U.S. 305 (1987)

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 479; October Term, 1986; West Virginia v. United States

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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[Hurricane Floyd & Irene] Washington, DC,  9/15/99  -- Vice President Al Gore and Federal Emergency Management Agency Director, James Lee Witt, teleconference with South Carolina Governor Jim Hodges and numerous federal agencies to discuss field operations and preparations for Hurricane Floyd.  Photo by:  Ty Harrington / FEMA News Photo    *note, this is a higher resolution version of photo ID # 480

[Hurricane Floyd & Irene] Washington, DC, 9/15/99 -- Vice President ...

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[Hurricane Floyd & Irene] Washington, DC, September 19, 1999  -- FEMA Director James Lee Witt looks on as Vice President Al Gore emphasizes the federal government's commitment to assist the States threatened by Hurricane Floyd. Photo by Greg Mathieson/ FEMA News Photo    **note, this is a higher resolution copy of ID #735

[Hurricane Floyd & Irene] Washington, DC, September 19, 1999 -- FEMA ...

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Washington, DC -- The official portrait of President G.W. Bush - the 43rd and current President of the United States.  White House Photo, digital copy of printed photograph, approximate date

Washington, DC -- The official portrait of President G.W. Bush - the 4...

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Washington, DC -- The official portrait of Vice President Dick Cheney, the 46th and current Vice President of the United States.  White House Photo, digital copy of printed photograph, date approximate

Washington, DC -- The official portrait of Vice President Dick Cheney,...

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Langley, WA, January 1, 2004 -- Dennis Hunsinger, PhD, FEMA Region 10 (Bothell, WA) acting director.  Photograph by Michael Stadler

Langley, WA, January 1, 2004 -- Dennis Hunsinger, PhD, FEMA Region 10 ...

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[Hurricane Katrina] Houston, TX, August 30, 2005 -- TX-4 D-MAT has their final morning meeting before heading to Baton Rouge for deployment into New Orleans.  Photo: Michael Rieger/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] Houston, TX, August 30, 2005 -- TX-4 D-MAT has the...

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[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, La., August 31, 2005 -- FEMA's D-MATs (TX-4) arive at New Orleans airport to set up operations.  Photo: Michael Rieger/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, La., August 31, 2005 -- FEMA's D-MATs...

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[Hurricane Katrina] (August 31, 2005 New Orleans, LA) -- FEMA's D-MATs (TX-4, WA-1,CA-4,OR-1) arive at New Orleans airport to set up operations.  Photo: Michael Rieger/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] (August 31, 2005 New Orleans, LA) -- FEMA's D-MATs...

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[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, La., August 31, 2005 --  New Orleans airport where FEMA's D-MATs have set up operations.  Photo: Michael Rieger/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, La., August 31, 2005 -- New Orleans ...

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[Hurricane Katrina] (August 31, 2005 New Orleans) -- FEMA's D-MATs (TX-4, WA-1,CA-4,OR-1) arive at New Orleans airport to set up operations.  Photo: Michael Rieger/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] (August 31, 2005 New Orleans) -- FEMA's D-MATs (TX...

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[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, La., August 31, 2005 -- The first patients arrive at the D-MAT that FEMA has set up at the New Orleans International Airport to help with people who have been hurt or are in need of medical attention.  Photo: Michael Rieger/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, La., August 31, 2005 -- The first pat...

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[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA, August 31, 2005 -- FEMA's D-MATs (TX-4, WA-1,CA-4,OR-1) arive at New Orleans airport to set up operations.  Photo: Michael Rieger/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA, August 31, 2005 -- FEMA's D-MATs ...

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[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, La., August 31, 2005 -- Evacuees arrive and are unloaded from a US Coast Guard helicopter at New Orleans airport where FEMA's D-MATs have set up operations.  Photo: Michael Rieger/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, La., August 31, 2005 -- Evacuees arri...

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[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA, August 31, 2005 -- FEMA's D-MATs (TX-4, WA-1,CA-4,OR-1) arive at New Orleans airport to set up operations.  Photo: Michael Rieger/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA, August 31, 2005 -- FEMA's D-MATs ...

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[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA, August 31, 2005 -- Pegay Peirson organizes medical suplies at New Orleans airport where FEMA's D-MATs (Disaster Medical Assistant Teams) have set up operations.  Photo: Michael Rieger/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA, August 31, 2005 -- Pegay Peirson ...

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[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA, August 31, 2005  -- FEMA's D-MATs (TX-4, WA-1,CA-4,OR-1) arrive at New Orleans airport to set up operations. Here they assembling a mobile clinic.  Photo: Michael Rieger/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA, August 31, 2005 -- FEMA's D-MATs...

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[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, La., August 31, 2005 -- Four FEMA D-MATs set up their moble hospital at the New Orleans International Airport.  Photo: Michael Rieger/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, La., August 31, 2005 -- Four FEMA D-M...

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[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA, August 31, 2005 -- FEMA's D-MATs (TX-4, WA-1, CA-4, OR-1) arive at New Orleans airport to set up operations.  Photo: Michael Rieger/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA, August 31, 2005 -- FEMA's D-MATs ...

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[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA, August 31, 2005 -- Evacuees arrive at New Orleans airport where FEMA's D-MATs have set up operations.  Photo: Michael Rieger/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA, August 31, 2005 -- Evacuees arriv...

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[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, La., August 31, 2005 --  FEMA's D-MATs (TX-4, WA-1,CA-4,OR-1) arrive at New Orleans airport to set up operations.  Photo: Michael Rieger/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, La., August 31, 2005 -- FEMA's D-MAT...

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[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA, August 31, 2005 -- FEMA's D-MATs (TX-4, WA-1, CA-4) arive at New Orleans airport to set up operations.  Photo: Michael Rieger/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA, August 31, 2005 -- FEMA's D-MATs ...

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