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Tornado - Denning, Ark. , May 25, 2011 -- A woman sits among the ruins of a church that had been on this site since 1890.  The church, a local landmark was destroyed when a tornado ripped through the town of Denning, completely destroying the town.  Photo by Patsy Lynch/FEMA

Tornado - Denning, Ark. , May 25, 2011 -- A woman sits among the ruins...

The original database describes this as: Title: Tornadoes destroy Arkansas town Production Date: 05/25/2011 Caption: Denning, Ark. , May 25, 2011 -- A woman sits among the ruins of a church that had been on ... more

Flooding ^ Severe Storm - Barranquitas, Puerto Rico, June 4, 2010 -- Road damage caused by the severe storms and flooding during May 26-31, 2010.  The municipality of Barranquitas is one of the ten municipalities included in the disaster declaration.  Photo by Yuisa Rios/FEMA

Flooding ^ Severe Storm - Barranquitas, Puerto Rico, June 4, 2010 -- R...

The original database describes this as: Title: Storm damage in Puerto Rico Production Date: 06/04/2010 Caption: Barranquitas, Puerto Rico, June 4, 2010 -- Road damage caused by the severe storms and floodin... more

Flooding ^ Mudslide/Landslide ^ Severe Storm - Barranquitas, Puerto Rico, June 4, 2010 -- Franklin Lopez from Public Assistance participates in a preliminary damage assessment (PDA) in the municipality of Barranquitas.  The severe storms and flooding swept away roads and bridges.  Photo by Yuisa Rios/FEMA

Flooding ^ Mudslide/Landslide ^ Severe Storm - Barranquitas, Puerto Ri...

The original database describes this as: Title: Storm damage PDA team in Puerto Rico Production Date: 06/04/2010 Caption: Barranquitas, Puerto Rico, June 4, 2010 -- Franklin Lopez from Public Assistance part... more

Flooding ^ Mudslide/Landslide ^ Severe Storm - Barranquitas, Puerto Rico, June 4, 2010 -- Jose Ayala and Franklin Lopez from Public Assistance participated in a preliminary damage assessment (PDA) in the municipality of Barranquitas.  This municipality is one of the ten municipalities included in the disaster declaration.  Photo by Yuisa Rios/FEMA

Flooding ^ Mudslide/Landslide ^ Severe Storm - Barranquitas, Puerto Ri...

The original database describes this as: Title: Storm damage PDA team in Puerto Rico Production Date: 06/04/2010 Caption: Barranquitas, Puerto Rico, June 4, 2010 -- Jose Ayala and Franklin Lopez from Public ... more

Flooding ^ Severe Storm - Barranquitas, Puerto Rico, June 4, 2010 -- Road damage caused by the severe storms and flooding during May 26-31, 2010.  The municipality of Barranquitas was one of the most affected by the storm.  Photo by Yuisa Rios/FEMA

Flooding ^ Severe Storm - Barranquitas, Puerto Rico, June 4, 2010 -- R...

The original database describes this as: Title: Storm damage in Puerto Rico Production Date: 06/04/2010 Caption: Barranquitas, Puerto Rico, June 4, 2010 -- Road damage caused by the severe storms and floodin... more

Hurricane/Tropical Storm - New Orleans, La. , June 21, 2011 -- The New Orleans Lakefront Airport, which was built in 1934 on the south shore of Lake Ponchartrain, incurred massive damage to all its facilities from Hurricane Katrina's impact. In the 1950's, the façade of the airport's administrative building was covered with concrete panels in an effort to harden the exterior for use as a fallout shelter. With the help of FEMA Public Assistance Program's improved project funding, and assistance from the Environmental & Historic Preservation program, the applicant has been able to restore the facade of the building to its original 1934 appearance. Photo by FEMA/ Manuel Broussard.

Hurricane/Tropical Storm - New Orleans, La. , June 21, 2011 -- The New...

The original database describes this as: Title: The New Orleans Lakefront Airport (After) Production Date: 06/21/2011 Caption: New Orleans, La. , June 21, 2011 -- The New Orleans Lakefront Airport, which was... more

Hurricane/Tropical Storm - New Orleans, La. , March 16, 2010 -- The New Orleans Lakefront Airport, which was built in 1934 on the south shore of Lake Ponchartrain, incurred massive damage to all its facilities from Hurricane Katrina's impact. In the 1950's, the façade of the airport's administrative building was covered with concrete panels in an effort to harden the exterior for use as a fallout shelter. With the help of FEMA Public Assistance Program's improved project funding, and assistance from the Environmental & Historic Preservation program, the applicant has been able to restore the facade of the building to its original 1934 appearance. Photo by FEMA/Manuel Broussard.

Hurricane/Tropical Storm - New Orleans, La. , March 16, 2010 -- The Ne...

The original database describes this as: Title: New Orleans Lakefront Airport (After) Production Date: 03/16/2010 Caption: New Orleans, La. , March 16, 2010 -- The New Orleans Lakefront Airport, which was bu... more

Tornado - Hackleburg, Ala. , July 19, 2011 -- Almost 90 days after the Wrangler Distribution Center in Hackleburg was destroyed by an EF-5 tornado in Marion County on April 27, FEMA is watching and monitoring the pace of debris removal. Photo by Christopher Mardorf / FEMA.

Tornado - Hackleburg, Ala. , July 19, 2011 -- Almost 90 days after the...

The original database describes this as: Title: Debris removal at Wranger Distrribution Center 90 days after tornado Production Date: 07/19/2011 Caption: Hackleburg, Ala. , July 19, 2011 -- Almost 90 days af... more

Tornado - Hackleburg, Ala. , May 11, 2011 -- Chuck and Carol Morton of Victim Relief Ministries traveled from Dallas Texas to  help Alabama tornado survivors. FEMA and other Federal Agencies are partnering with Faith-Based organizations to reach more survivors .  FEMA photo/Tim Burkitt

Tornado - Hackleburg, Ala. , May 11, 2011 -- Chuck and Carol Morton of...

The original database describes this as: Title: Volunteers from Texas help tornado survivors in Alabama Production Date: 05/11/2011 Caption: Hackleburg, Ala. , May 11, 2011 -- Chuck and Carol Morton of Victi... more

Tornado - Hackleburg, Ala. , July 28, 2011 -- Temporary classrooms being constructed for the start of high school classes on August 15, 2011. Hackleburg High School and Middle School were destroyed by a tornado on April 27, 2011. FEMA Public Assistance is providing guidance and partial payment for the cost of 37 temporary classoorms under construction to help the high school and middle school recover and rebuild. Photo by Christopher Mardorf /  FEMA.

Tornado - Hackleburg, Ala. , July 28, 2011 -- Temporary classrooms bei...

The original database describes this as: Title: FEMA helps Hackleburg High School recover and rebuild Production Date: 07/28/2011 Caption: Hackleburg, Ala. , July 28, 2011 -- Temporary classrooms being const... more

Tornado - Birmingham, Ala. , August 23, 2011 - FEMA representatives donate a Safe Room model to the Birmingham City School System at Huffman High school. FEMA's Mitigation Program uses these rooms to accommodate structures from extreme weather threats, such as tornadoes.  Huffman High School is hoping to use the model to develop better safe rooms through the Birmingham School District according to Principle John Lyons. FEMA Photo/Ruth Kennedy

Tornado - Birmingham, Ala. , August 23, 2011 - FEMA representatives do...

The original database describes this as: Title: FEMA and The City of Birmingham: Building Safer Schools Together Production Date: 08/23/2011 Caption: Birmingham, Ala. , August 23, 2011 - FEMA representatives... more

Tornado - Montgomery, Ala. , April 30, 2011 -- FEMA is setting up an Incident Support Base at Maxwell Airforce Base in Alabama to stage generators, water, Meals ready to Eat (MRE), and other supplies that Alabama emergency management can direct where the need is and get them there quickly. U. S. Airforce and FEMA load water onto an MCOV.  FEMA MCOV's (Mobile Communications Office Vehicles) are already deploying to hard hit areas to start the emerency assistance registration process for surviors in need.  FEMA photo / Tim Burkitt

Tornado - Montgomery, Ala. , April 30, 2011 -- FEMA is setting up an I...

The original database describes this as: Title: U.S. Airforce and FEMA working to get water to Alabama survivors Production Date: 04/30/2011 Caption: Montgomery, Ala. , April 30, 2011 -- FEMA is setting up a... more

Tornado - Cordova, Ala. , June 8, 2011 -- Federal Coordinating Officer Mike Bryne (center) speaks at a press conference held at Cordova High School. Alabama State Coordinating Officer Jeff Byard and Cordova Mayor Jack Scott also spoke, pledging to rebuild the city stronger than before the April tornado.  FEMA photo/Tim Burkitt

Tornado - Cordova, Ala. , June 8, 2011 -- Federal Coordinating Officer...

The original database describes this as: Title: Press Conference at Cordova High School Production Date: 06/08/2011 Caption: Cordova, Ala. , June 8, 2011 -- Federal Coordinating Officer Mike Bryne (center) s... more

Tornado - Hackleburg, Ala. , August 4, 2011 -- FEMA Long-Term Community Recovery (LTCR) Specialists, professional designers, urban planners, architects, ESF-14 recovery specialists and commmunity members participate in an outreach and information meeting at First Baptist Church in Hackleburg. FEMA supports and coordinates the involvement and participation of all stakeholders in the recovery and rebuilding of a community followng a disaster such as the tornado that sturck Hackleburg on April 27, 2011. Photo by Christopher Mardorf /  FEMA.

Tornado - Hackleburg, Ala. , August 4, 2011 -- FEMA Long-Term Communit...

The original database describes this as: Title: Long-Term Community Recovery moves forward in Hackleburg Production Date: 08/04/2011 Caption: Hackleburg, Ala. , August 4, 2011 -- FEMA Long-Term Community Rec... more

Tornado - Birmingham, Ala. , July 9, 2011 -- St. Mary Primitive Baptist Church was destroyed by an April 27 tornado. The church is located one block from a disaster recovery center where tornado survivors have received needed goods (e. g. food and clothing) from volunteer organizations along with information about FEMA assistance. Photo by Christopher Mardorf / FEMA

Tornado - Birmingham, Ala. , July 9, 2011 -- St. Mary Primitive Baptis...

The original database describes this as: Title: Church Destroyed by Tornado Production Date: 07/09/2011 Caption: Birmingham, Ala. , July 9, 2011 -- St. Mary Primitive Baptist Church was destroyed by an April... more

Tornado - Tuscaloosa, Ala. , July 18, 2011 -- Fox6 WBRC-TV videographer Neal Posey interviews FEMA Mitigation Specialist Rick Burgess at a FEMA Mitigation Outreach Workshop hosted by WTXT and ZBQ Radio in front of Starbucks, Midtown Village Mall, 1800 McFarland Blvd. , Tuscaloosa. Photo by Christopher Mardorf / FEMA.

Tornado - Tuscaloosa, Ala. , July 18, 2011 -- Fox6 WBRC-TV videographe...

The original database describes this as: Title: FEMA Mitigation Outreach in Tuscaloosa Production Date: 07/18/2011 Caption: Tuscaloosa, Ala. , July 18, 2011 -- Fox6 WBRC-TV videographer Neal Posey interviews... more

Hurricane/Tropical Storm - Birmingham, Ala. , July 14, 2011 -- Federal Coordinating Officer Michael Byrne answers questions during a question-and-answer session at a Gulf Coast Hurricane Preparedness meeting held at the FEMA Joint Field Office in Birmingham. Photo by Christopher Mardorf / FEMA.

Hurricane/Tropical Storm - Birmingham, Ala. , July 14, 2011 -- Federal...

The original database describes this as: Title: Gulf Coast Hurricane Preparedness Meeting Production Date: 07/14/2011 Caption: Birmingham, Ala. , July 14, 2011 -- Federal Coordinating Officer Michael Byrne a... more

Tornado - Pratt City, Ala. , Jan. 17, 2012 -- Nearly nine months after the deadly tornadoes struck the Southeast, rebuilding is still occurring.  David Myers, director of the DHS Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships talks with an NYU student volunteer. Jewish and Muslim NYU students are  volunteering at a job site where 2 new homes are being built. FEMA funding and coordination with volunteer agencies helped make this happen.  FEMA photo/Tim Burkitt

Tornado - Pratt City, Ala. , Jan. 17, 2012 -- Nearly nine months after...

The original database describes this as: Title: David Myers meets NYU student volunteers in Pratt City, Alabama Production Date: 01/17/2012 Caption: Pratt City, Ala. , Jan. 17, 2012 -- Nearly nine months aft... more

Tornado - Concord, Ala. , May 30, 2011 --  A survivor of the April 27th tornado observes Memorial Day where their house once stood. Homeowners are clearing their lots of the debris in preparation for rebuilding.  FEMA photo/Tim Burkitt

Tornado - Concord, Ala. , May 30, 2011 -- A survivor of the April 27t...

The original database describes this as: Title: Memorial Day observed in tornado disaster zone Production Date: 05/30/2011 Caption: Concord, Ala. , May 30, 2011 -- A survivor of the April 27th tornado obser... more

Tornado - Ala. , May 17, 2011 --  Pratt City,Ala. , May 17, 2011 -- Scott Elementary School is being used as a Red Cross Relief Center to provide food, water, clothing, and information to storm survivors. Volunteer organizations are key partners in helping communities recover from disaster. FEMA photo/Tim Burkitt

Tornado - Ala. , May 17, 2011 -- Pratt City,Ala. , May 17, 2011 -- Sc...

The original database describes this as: Title: School is being used as a Red Cross Relief Center Production Date: 05/17/2011 Caption: Ala. , May 17, 2011 -- Pratt City,Ala. , May 17, 2011 -- Scott Elementa... more

Severe Storm - St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands, August 4, 2011 -- Members of the FEMA Region 2 IMAT and the Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency (VITEMA) participate in a video teleconference on the updated IAP protocols. The teleconference provided valuable guidance on the development of an effective Incident Action Plan. Photo by Eliud Echevarria /FEMA

Severe Storm - St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands, August 4, 2011 -- Member...

The original database describes this as: Title: Photograph by Eliud Echevarria taken on 08/04/2011 in US Virgin Islands Production Date: 08/04/2011 Caption: St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands, August 4, 2011 -- M... more

Tornado - Hackleburg, Ala. , August 4, 2011 -- FEMA Long-Term Community Recovery (LTCR) Specialists, professional designers, urban planners, architects, ESF-14 recovery specialists and commmunity members participate in an outreach and information meeting at First Baptist Church in Hackleburg. FEMA supports and coordinates the involvement and participation of all stakeholders in the recovery and rebuilding of a community followng a disaster such as the tornado that sturck Hackleburg on April 27, 2011. Photo by Christopher Mardorf /  FEMA.

Tornado - Hackleburg, Ala. , August 4, 2011 -- FEMA Long-Term Communit...

The original database describes this as: Title: Long-Term Community Recovery moves forward in Hackleburg Production Date: 08/04/2011 Caption: Hackleburg, Ala. , August 4, 2011 -- FEMA Long-Term Community Rec... more

Tornado - Birmingham, Ala. , July 23, 2011 -- Severe tornado damage inflicted on a residential home on Lamplighter Lane in Pratt City (Birmingham) on April 27, 2011. FEMA is providing assistance to those who were affected by the tornado. Photo by Christopher Mardorf /  FEMA.

Tornado - Birmingham, Ala. , July 23, 2011 -- Severe tornado damage in...

The original database describes this as: Title: Three months after the April 27 tornado, destruction still evident in Birmingham. Production Date: 07/23/2011 Caption: Birmingham, Ala. , July 23, 2011 -- Seve... more

Severe Storm ^ Tornado - Birmingham, Ala. , June 27, 2011 -- FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate addresses employees at the Joint Field Office in Birmingham.  Alabama was struck by a series of devastating tornadoes in April.  Photo by Samir Valeja/FEMA

Severe Storm ^ Tornado - Birmingham, Ala. , June 27, 2011 -- FEMA Admi...

The original database describes this as: Title: Photograph by Samir Valeja taken on 06/27/2011 in Alabama Production Date: 06/27/2011 Caption: Birmingham, Ala. , June 27, 2011 -- FEMA Administrator Craig Fug... more

Tornado - Birmingham, Ala. , May 9, 2011 -- Federal Coordinating Officer (FCO) Mike Byrne,(center) leads a meeting with State to see how and where Alabama can use FEMA resources to help the most survivors. This is one of the first meetings held in the new Joint Field Office set up in downtown Birmingham.  FEMA photo/Tim Burkitt

Tornado - Birmingham, Ala. , May 9, 2011 -- Federal Coordinating Offic...

The original database describes this as: Title: Joint Field Office opens in Birmingham Production Date: 05/09/2011 Caption: Birmingham, Ala. , May 9, 2011 -- Federal Coordinating Officer (FCO) Mike Byrne,(ce... more

Tornado - Cordova, Ala. , August 6, 2011 -- Cordova residents and planners discissomg rebuilding ideas at a community meeting for Long-Term Coummnity Recovery (LTCR) at Cordova High School. FEMA Emergency Support Function (ESF) #14  supports LTCR outreach and planning as meana of fostering recovery and rebuilding in communities after catastrophic disasters such as the tornado that struck Cordonva on April 27, 2011. Photo by Christopher Mardorf /  FEMA.

Tornado - Cordova, Ala. , August 6, 2011 -- Cordova residents and plan...

The original database describes this as: Title: Cordova residents embrace Long-Term Community Recovery initiatives Production Date: 08/06/2011 Caption: Cordova, Ala. , August 6, 2011 -- Cordova residents and... more

Tornado - Hackleburg, Ala. , July 28, 2011 -- Temporary classrooms being constructed for the start of high school classes on August 15, 2011. Hackleburg High School and Middle School were destroyed by a severe tornado on April 27, 2011. FEMA Public Assistance is providing guidance and partial payment for the cost of 37 temporary classoorms under construction to help the high school and middle school recover and rebuild. Photo by Christopher Mardorf /  FEMA.

Tornado - Hackleburg, Ala. , July 28, 2011 -- Temporary classrooms bei...

The original database describes this as: Title: FEMA helps Hackleburg High School recover and rebuld with temporary classrooms Production Date: 07/28/2011 Caption: Hackleburg, Ala. , July 28, 2011 -- Tempora... more

Tornado - Hackleburg, Ala. , May 11, 2011 -- Getting survivors to register in person, by phone, or on the DisasterAssistance. gov website is still a priority.  This sign amid the destruction directs people to the Disaster Recovery Center in Hackleburg, Ala.  FEMA photo/Tim Burkitt

Tornado - Hackleburg, Ala. , May 11, 2011 -- Getting survivors to regi...

The original database describes this as: Title: Getting survivors to register in Alabama a priority Production Date: 05/11/2011 Caption: Hackleburg, Ala. , May 11, 2011 -- Getting survivors to register in pe... more

Tornado - Hackleburg, Ala. , August 4, 2011 -- FEMA Long-Term Community Recovery (LTCR) Specialists, professional designers, urban planners, architects, ESF-14 recovery specialists and commmunity members participate in an outreach and information meeting at First Baptist Church in Hackleburg. FEMA supports and coordinates the involvement and participation of all stakeholders in the recovery and rebuilding of a community followng a disaster such as the tornado that sturck Hackleburg on April 27, 2011. Photo by Christopher Mardorf /  FEMA.

Tornado - Hackleburg, Ala. , August 4, 2011 -- FEMA Long-Term Communit...

The original database describes this as: Title: Long-Term Community Recovery moves forward in Hackleburg Production Date: 08/04/2011 Caption: Hackleburg, Ala. , August 4, 2011 -- FEMA Long-Term Community Rec... more

Tornado - Birmingham, Ala. , May 21, 2011 --  FEMA Community Relations Specialist (CR) Nancy Benitez answers questions at Do Dah Days community celebration. Reaching out to the community at events like this initiates contact with many people that may not have gotten the information.  FEMA photo/Tim Burkitt

Tornado - Birmingham, Ala. , May 21, 2011 -- FEMA Community Relations...

The original database describes this as: Title: Community Relations attends events in Alabama Production Date: 05/21/2011 Caption: Birmingham, Ala. , May 21, 2011 -- FEMA Community Relations Specialist (CR)... more

Flooding ^ Hurricane/Tropical Storm ^ Severe Storm - Woodstock, Vt. , September 4, 2011 -- Tropical storm Irene caved in many roads after dropping more than 11 inches of rain. This caused floods which destroyed much of Vermont's infrastructure. Photo by Wendell A. Davis Jr.

Flooding ^ Hurricane/Tropical Storm ^ Severe Storm - Woodstock, Vt. , ...

The original database describes this as: Title: Woodstock, VT Production Date: 09/04/2011 Caption: Woodstock, Vt. , September 4, 2011 -- Tropical storm Irene caved in many roads after dropping more than 11 i... more

Tornado - Birmingham, Ala. , July 29, 2011 -- Micah Farfour, LTCR Specialist and Phil Campbell Team Lead, and Antonia Martinez, LTCR Communication Specialist, listen to a presentation by Erin Miles, FEMA Deputy Branch Chief for Long-Term Communty Recovery (LTCR), at a  FEMA training session on ESF #14 LTCR outreach at the Joint Field Office (JFO) in Birmingham. Photo by Christopher Mardorf /  FEMA.

Tornado - Birmingham, Ala. , July 29, 2011 -- Micah Farfour, LTCR Spec...

The original database describes this as: Title: Long-Term Community Recovery training sharpens skills in Birmingham Production Date: 07/29/2011 Caption: Birmingham, Ala. , July 29, 2011 -- Micah Farfour, LTC... more

Tornado - Pratt City, Ala. , Jan. 17, 2012 -- Nearly nine months after the deadly tornadoes struck the Southeast, rebuilding is still occurring.  David Myers, director of the DHS Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships talks with Doug Murrell of Habitat for Humanity and Rabbi Yehuda Sarna of NYU. Jewish and Muslim NYU students are volunteering at a job site where 2 new homes are being built. FEMA funding and coordination with volunteer agencies helped make this happen.  FEMA photo/Tim Burkitt

Tornado - Pratt City, Ala. , Jan. 17, 2012 -- Nearly nine months after...

The original database describes this as: Title: DHS Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships Director Visits Pratt City. Al Production Date: 01/17/2012 Caption: Pratt City, Ala. , Jan. 17, 2012 -... more

Tornado - Phil Campbell, Ala. , May 25, 2011 -- A volunteer with the Mennonite Disaster Service nails floor joists on the the first home they are building for tornado survivors in Phil Campbell. FEMA has partnered with Faith-based organizations to help reach as many survivors as possible.  FEMA photo/Tim Burkitt

Tornado - Phil Campbell, Ala. , May 25, 2011 -- A volunteer with the M...

The original database describes this as: Title: Mennonite Disaster Service builds first home in Phil Campbell, Al. Production Date: 05/25/2011 Caption: Phil Campbell, Ala. , May 25, 2011 -- A volunteer with ... more

Tornado - Hackleburg, Ala. , July 28, 2011 -- Temporary classrooms being constructed for the start of high school classes on August 15, 2011. Hackleburg High School and Middle School were destroyed by a severe tornado on April 27, 2011. FEMA Public Assistance is providing guidance and partial payment for the cost of 37 temporary classoorms under construction to help the high school and middle school recover and rebuild. Photo by Christopher Mardorf /  FEMA.

Tornado - Hackleburg, Ala. , July 28, 2011 -- Temporary classrooms bei...

The original database describes this as: Title: FEMA helps Hackleburg High School recover and rebuld with temporary classrooms Production Date: 07/28/2011 Caption: Hackleburg, Ala. , July 28, 2011 -- Tempora... more

Tornado - Dadeville, Ala. , July 13, 2011 -- U. S. Army Corps of Engineer Krista Rossow (resident engineer) provides an on-cmaera video explantation of wet debris removal on Lake Martin, Alabama (near Dadeville) to Willis Boyd, FEMA Video Specialist. FEMA monitors the quality, accuracy and consistency of wet debris removal in/on Lake Martin with the assistance and expterise of the Army Corps of Engineers. Photo by Christopher Mardorf / FEMA.

Tornado - Dadeville, Ala. , July 13, 2011 -- U. S. Army Corps of Engin...

The original database describes this as: Title: FEMA shoots story of wet debris removal on Lake Martin, Alabama Production Date: 07/13/2011 Caption: Dadeville, Ala. , July 13, 2011 -- U. S. Army Corps of Eng... more

Tornado - Dadeville, Ala. , July 13, 2011 -- U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Ben Finn monitors the quality of wet debris removal in Lake Martin, Alabama (near Dadeville). In the photo, Mr. Finn explains that an outboard power boat is needed to push the small debris barge on Lake Martin. The barge in the photo is carrying a spediized back hoe that facilitates wet debris removal. Photo by Christopher Mardorf / FEMA.

Tornado - Dadeville, Ala. , July 13, 2011 -- U. S. Army Corps of Engin...

The original database describes this as: Title: Wet debris removal on Lake Martin, Alabama Production Date: 07/13/2011 Caption: Dadeville, Ala. , July 13, 2011 -- U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Ben Finn monit... more

Tornado - Cullman, Ala. , June 21, 2011 -- The demolition and cleanup of debris is seen here in historic downtown Cullman as the town starts to rebuild. Many old brick buildings collapsed during the April 27th tornado.  FEMA photo/Tim Burkitt

Tornado - Cullman, Ala. , June 21, 2011 -- The demolition and cleanup ...

The original database describes this as: Title: Downtown Cullman, Al. getting debris removed. Production Date: 06/21/2011 Caption: Cullman, Ala. , June 21, 2011 -- The demolition and cleanup of debris is see... more

Tornado - Birmingham, Ala. , July 23, 2011 -- Severe tornado damage inflicted on a residential home on Lamplighter Lane in Birmingham on April 27, 2011. FEMA is providing assistance to those affected by the storms. Photo by Christopher Mardorf /  FEMA.

Tornado - Birmingham, Ala. , July 23, 2011 -- Severe tornado damage in...

The original database describes this as: Title: Three months after the April 27 tornado, destruction still evident in Birmingham. Production Date: 07/23/2011 Caption: Birmingham, Ala. , July 23, 2011 -- Seve... more

Tornado - Phil Cambell, Ala. , May 25, 2011 --  Mennonite Disaster Service at first home they are building for tornado survivors in Phil Cambell. FEMA has partnered with Faith-based organizations to help reach as many survivors as possible.  FEMA photo/Tim Burkitt

Tornado - Phil Cambell, Ala. , May 25, 2011 -- Mennonite Disaster Ser...

The original database describes this as: Title: Mennonite Disaster Service helping Alabama tornado survivors Production Date: 05/25/2011 Caption: Phil Cambell, Ala. , May 25, 2011 -- Mennonite Disaster Serv... more

Tornado - Hackleburg, Ala. , July 19, 2011 -- Hackleburg High School, 189 School Street, Hackleburg, Alabama. FEMA is currenty involved in the recovery of the high school and the elementary school that were destoryed by an ESF-5 tornado that struck Marion County at 3 p. m. on April 27, 2011. Photo by Christopher Mardorf / FEMA.

Tornado - Hackleburg, Ala. , July 19, 2011 -- Hackleburg High School, ...

The original database describes this as: Title: Hackleburg High School 90 days after tornado Production Date: 07/19/2011 Caption: Hackleburg, Ala. , July 19, 2011 -- Hackleburg High School, 189 School Street... more

Tornado - Pratt City, Ala. , July 17, 2011 -- Debris removal underway near Cherry Avenue in Pratt City. Nearly 90 days after a series of tornados struck Pratt City and much of Alabama on April 27, many homes are still in need of demolition and/or repair. FEMA is working with the state of Alabama, local governments and volunteer agencies to help disaster survivors recover and rebuild. Photo by Christopher Mardorf /  FEMA.

Tornado - Pratt City, Ala. , July 17, 2011 -- Debris removal underway ...

The original database describes this as: Title: 90 days after tornados strike Pratt City, Alabama Production Date: 07/17/2011 Caption: Pratt City, Ala. , July 17, 2011 -- Debris removal underway near Cherry ... more

Tornado - Pratt City, Ala. , September 12, 2011 -- Frank Hardy, left and his old friend and architect Stan Smith share a laugh during construction on Hardy's new house in Pratt City. Hardy's home was demolished in late April 2011 when a string of deadly tornadoes swept through Alabama. Smith, with crew from Atlanta's FD Moon & Co. , is coordinating the rebuild, using storm-resistant construction methods. FEMA Photo/Ruth Kennedy

Tornado - Pratt City, Ala. , September 12, 2011 -- Frank Hardy, left a...

The original database describes this as: Title: Rebuilding Pratt City Production Date: 09/12/2011 Caption: Pratt City, Ala. , September 12, 2011 -- Frank Hardy, left and his old friend and architect Stan Smi... more

Tornado - Tuscaloosa, Ala. , June 12, 2011 -- A FEMA mitigation specialist conducts an interview with local media prior to the Safer Alabama Summit at the Bryant Auditorium on the University of Alabama Campus. The Summit provided information on how communities can best prepare for another catastrophic series of storms, and safe rooms will be on display to illustrate the building techniques required to withstand an F5 tornado.  FEMA photo/Tim Burkitt

Tornado - Tuscaloosa, Ala. , June 12, 2011 -- A FEMA mitigation specia...

The original database describes this as: Title: FEMA prepares for Safer Alabama Summit Production Date: 06/12/2011 Caption: Tuscaloosa, Ala. , June 12, 2011 -- A FEMA mitigation specialist conducts an interv... more

Hurricane/Tropical Storm - Rodanthe, N. C. , September 3, 2011 -- Sand and water were pushed into this beach home during Hurricane Irene. FEMA is encouraging survivors to register for disaster assistance.  FEMA photo/Tim Burkitt

Hurricane/Tropical Storm - Rodanthe, N. C. , September 3, 2011 -- Sand...

The original database describes this as: Title: Storm surge pushed into home Production Date: 09/03/2011 Caption: Rodanthe, N. C. , September 3, 2011 -- Sand and water were pushed into this beach home during... more

Tornado - Tuscaloosa, Ala. , July 18, 2011 -- Tuscaloosa disaster survivor Kathryn Wilson reads "Ready . . . Set . . . Prepared," a FEMA Disaster Preparedness Activity Book at a FEMA Mitigation Outreach Workshop hosted by WTXT and ZBQ Radio in front of Starbucks, Midtown Village Mall, 1800 McFarland Blvd. , Tuscaloosa. Photo by Christopher Mardorf / FEMA.

Tornado - Tuscaloosa, Ala. , July 18, 2011 -- Tuscaloosa disaster surv...

The original database describes this as: Title: FEMA Mitigation Outreach in Tuscaloosa Production Date: 07/18/2011 Caption: Tuscaloosa, Ala. , July 18, 2011 -- Tuscaloosa disaster survivor Kathryn Wilson rea... more

Tornado - Hackleburg, Ala. , August 4, 2011 -- FEMA Long-Term Community Recovery (LTCR) Specialists Micah Farfour and John Boyle, professional designers, urban planners, architects, ESF-14 recovery specialists and commmunity members participate in an outreach and information meeting at First Baptist Church in Hackleburg. FEMA supports and coordinates the involvement and participation of all stakeholders in the recovery and rebuilding of a community followng a disaster such as the tornado that sturck Hackleburg on April 27, 2011. Photo by Christopher Mardorf /  FEMA.

Tornado - Hackleburg, Ala. , August 4, 2011 -- FEMA Long-Term Communit...

The original database describes this as: Title: Long-Term Community Recovery moves forward in Hackleburg Production Date: 08/04/2011 Caption: Hackleburg, Ala. , August 4, 2011 -- FEMA Long-Term Community Rec... more

Tornado - Birmingham, Ala. , July 29, 2011 -- Benjamin Alexander, FEMA LTCR Planner and Trainer and Technical Assistance Coordinator (TAC), speaks to a class of students attending a  FEMA training course on ESF #14 Long-Term Communty Recovery (LTCR) outreach at the Joint Field Office (JFO) in Birmingham. Photo by Christopher Mardorf /  FEMA.

Tornado - Birmingham, Ala. , July 29, 2011 -- Benjamin Alexander, FEMA...

The original database describes this as: Title: Long-Term Community Recovery training sharpens skills in Birmingham Production Date: 07/29/2011 Caption: Birmingham, Ala. , July 29, 2011 -- Benjamin Alexander... more

Tornado - Pratt City, Ala. , July 31, 2011 -- Recovery and rebuilding on Mildred Avenue in Pratt City (Birmingham) as a homeowner installs a new thermal wrap and new siding on his home after a series of tornados struck Pratty City and parts of Alabama on April 27. Among other forms of assistance, FEMA assists disaster survivors thorugh Individual Assistance, Mitigation and Long-Term Community Recovery outreach and coordination in their rebuilding efforts following a disaster. Photo by Christopher Mardorf / FEMA.

Tornado - Pratt City, Ala. , July 31, 2011 -- Recovery and rebuilding ...

The original database describes this as: Title: Recovery and rebuilding picks up in Pratt City, Alabama Production Date: 07/31/2011 Caption: Pratt City, Ala. , July 31, 2011 -- Recovery and rebuilding on Mil... more

Tornado - Pleasant Grove, Ala. , May 27, 2011 -- One month after the April tornado's produced tons of debris, progress on the removal can be seen here in Pleasant Grove, Al. Clearing areas for rebuilding is an important step of the recovery.  FEMA photo/Tim Burkitt

Tornado - Pleasant Grove, Ala. , May 27, 2011 -- One month after the A...

The original database describes this as: Title: Pleasant Grove, Al. one month after the tornado Production Date: 05/27/2011 Caption: Pleasant Grove, Ala. , May 27, 2011 -- One month after the April tornado's... more

Tornado - Dadeville, Ala. , June 20, 2011 -- The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers is working with contractors to remove debris in Lake Martin, a major recreation area for Alabamians. Wet debris removal is more complicated due to the hazards of working on the water.  FEMA photo/Tim Burkitt

Tornado - Dadeville, Ala. , June 20, 2011 -- The U. S. Army Corps of E...

The original database describes this as: Title: Debris removal progressing at Lake Martin, Ala. Production Date: 06/20/2011 Caption: Dadeville, Ala. , June 20, 2011 -- The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers is wo... more

Tornado - Tuscaloosa, Ala. , June 9, 2011 -- The Japanese International Cooperation Agency made a donation of several pallets of blankets to representatives from several faith-based and volunteer organizations. The donation came in the wake of the April tornados that hit the southeast.  FEMA photo/Tim Burkitt

Tornado - Tuscaloosa, Ala. , June 9, 2011 -- The Japanese Internationa...

The original database describes this as: Title: Japanese International Cooperation Agency Donation Production Date: 06/09/2011 Caption: Tuscaloosa, Ala. , June 9, 2011 -- The Japanese International Cooperati... more

Tornado - Pratt City, Ala. , May 24, 2011 -- Volunteers from the Mennonite Disaster Service clear debris from homes in Pratt City hit by the April 27th tornado.  FEMA has partnered with Faith-Based Organizations to help survivors.  FEMA photo/Tim Burkitt

Tornado - Pratt City, Ala. , May 24, 2011 -- Volunteers from the Menno...

The original database describes this as: Title: Mennonite Disaster Service in Pratt City, Alabama Production Date: 05/24/2011 Caption: Pratt City, Ala. , May 24, 2011 -- Volunteers from the Mennonite Disaste... more

Tornado - Birmingham, Ala. , June 25, 2011 -- The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers turned over the keys to Birmingham fire station #18 on June 24, the seventh temporary critical facility completed by the Corps since the April tornadoes. Helping ensure essential operations can function after a disaster is an important role of the Alabama Emergency Management Agency and FEMA, which assigns such tasks to the Corps.  FEMA photo/Tim Burkitt

Tornado - Birmingham, Ala. , June 25, 2011 -- The U. S. Army Corps of ...

The original database describes this as: Title: Birmingham Fire Station #18 Production Date: 06/25/2011 Caption: Birmingham, Ala. , June 25, 2011 -- The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers turned over the keys to ... more

Tornado - Pratt City, Ala. , May 17, 2011 -- FEMA Community Relations Specialist (CR) Erthel Hines answers questions from a survivor about the registration process while out canvassing the neighborhood. CR is going door-to door in communities to encourage people to register, pass out flyers, and answer questions about the process.  FEMA photo/Tim Burkitt

Tornado - Pratt City, Ala. , May 17, 2011 -- FEMA Community Relations ...

The original database describes this as: Title: Community Relations is going door-to door in communities in Alabama Production Date: 05/17/2011 Caption: Pratt City, Ala. , May 17, 2011 -- FEMA Community Rel... more

Tornado - Pleasant Grove, Ala. , June 18, 2011 -- Residents are rebuilding their homes less than two months after the devastating tornado flattened a large part of the town.  Operation Clean Sweep helped get rid of the debris so rebuilding could move forward.  FEMA photo/Tim Burkitt

Tornado - Pleasant Grove, Ala. , June 18, 2011 -- Residents are rebuil...

The original database describes this as: Title: Residents rebuilding their homes in Pleasant Grove, Ala. Production Date: 06/18/2011 Caption: Pleasant Grove, Ala. , June 18, 2011 -- Residents are rebuilding ... more

Tornado - Pratt City, Ala. , July 17, 2011 -- Nearly 90 days after a series of tornados struck Pratt City and much of Alabama on April 27, many homes are still in need of demolition and/or repair. FEMA is working with the state of Alabama, local governments and volunteer agencies to help disaster survivors recover and rebuild. Photo by Christopher Mardorf /  FEMA.

Tornado - Pratt City, Ala. , July 17, 2011 -- Nearly 90 days after a s...

The original database describes this as: Title: 90 days after tornados strike Pratt City, Alabama Production Date: 07/17/2011 Caption: Pratt City, Ala. , July 17, 2011 -- Nearly 90 days after a series of tor... more

Tornado - Pleasant Grove, Ala. , August 17, 2011 -- Laborers lay concrete block, the foundation for a new home replacing the home completely destroyed in the April 27th tornado. The Pleasant Grove community, heavily impacted by the April 27th tornados, has nearly completed their debris cleaning process, and some residents are already rebuilding. FEMA is working with local officals to help get the community back on its feet. FEMA Photo/Ruth Kennedy

Tornado - Pleasant Grove, Ala. , August 17, 2011 -- Laborers lay concr...

The original database describes this as: Title: AL_1971_Pleasant Grove_Ruth Kennedy taken on 08/17/2011 Production Date: 08/17/2011 Caption: Pleasant Grove, Ala. , August 17, 2011 -- Laborers lay concrete bl... more

Tornado - Birmingham, Ala. , June 17, 2011 -- Federal Coordinating Officer Mike Byrne grants an interview with a local Birmingham Television Station at the Joint Field Office. Topics ranged from the recovery progress so far, to the issues to be addressed in the long-term recovery effort. FEMA is providing assistance to individuals, business owners and local and state government agencies in the ongoing recovery efforts.  FEMA photo/Tim Burkitt

Tornado - Birmingham, Ala. , June 17, 2011 -- Federal Coordinating Off...

The original database describes this as: Title: Alabama media interviews Federal Coordinating Officer Production Date: 06/17/2011 Caption: Birmingham, Ala. , June 17, 2011 -- Federal Coordinating Officer Mik... more

Tornado - Tuscaloosa, Ala. , June 10, 2011 -- FEMA mitigation specialist Bonnie Hanchett presents Lowe's Store Manager Steven Gray with a certificate of appreciation for providing the materials to construct the' DAWG HAUS', the acronym for a portable tornado-resistant demonstration structure. The structure is a visual example of everyday construction techniques and materials that can reduce the damage of high winds.  FEMA photo/Tim Burkitt

Tornado - Tuscaloosa, Ala. , June 10, 2011 -- FEMA mitigation speciali...

The original database describes this as: Title: Partnering With The Private Sector Production Date: 06/10/2011 Caption: Tuscaloosa, Ala. , June 10, 2011 -- FEMA mitigation specialist Bonnie Hanchett presents... more

Tornado - Pratt City, Ala. , Jan. 17, 2012 --  Habitat for Humanity and Jewish and Muslim NYU student volunteers discuss the next step on the construction of two new homes for survivors of the April tornado. FEMA funding and coordination with volunteer agencies helped make this happen.  FEMA photo/Tim Burkitt

Tornado - Pratt City, Ala. , Jan. 17, 2012 -- Habitat for Humanity an...

The original database describes this as: Title: Volunteers make a difference in Pratt City, Alabama Production Date: 01/17/2012 Caption: Pratt City, Ala. , Jan. 17, 2012 -- Habitat for Humanity and Jewish a... more

Tornado - Fultondale, Ala. , August 9, 2011 -- Carpenters rebuilding the Black Creek Station community of Fultondale, Alabama, originally built less than a year before the Spring tornados damaged or destroyed more than a third of the subdivision. FEMA Photo/Ruth Kennedy

Tornado - Fultondale, Ala. , August 9, 2011 -- Carpenters rebuilding t...

The original database describes this as: Title: Photograph by Ruth Kennedy taken on 08/09/2011 in Alabama Production Date: 08/09/2011 Caption: Fultondale, Ala. , August 9, 2011 -- Carpenters rebuilding the B... more

Tornado - Concord, Ala. , May 4, 2011 --  A survivor of the April 27th tornado takes the first step of applying for assistance by registering with FEMA at the Concord Disaster Recovery Center.  FEMA Photo / Tim Burkitt

Tornado - Concord, Ala. , May 4, 2011 -- A survivor of the April 27th...

The original database describes this as: Title: Survivor registers with FEMA at Concord, AL.Diaster Recovery Center Production Date: 05/04/2011 Caption: Concord, Ala. , May 4, 2011 -- A survivor of the Apri... more

Tornado - Hackleburg, Ala. , July 28, 2011 -- Severe damage to Hackeburg High School caused by a tornado that struck Hackleburg on April 27. FEMA is providing guidance and recovery assistance to help the high school recover and rebuild. The high school will reopen on August 5 in tempororay classrooms. Photo by Christopher Mardorf /  FEMA.

Tornado - Hackleburg, Ala. , July 28, 2011 -- Severe damage to Hackebu...

The original database describes this as: Title: Hackleburg High School 90 days after tornado destroys classrooms Production Date: 07/28/2011 Caption: Hackleburg, Ala. , July 28, 2011 -- Severe damage to Hack... more

Tornado - Birmingham, Ala. , July 29, 2011 -- John Boyle, FEMA LTCR Senior Planner and Trainer and Technical Assistance Coordinator (TAC), speaks to a class of students attending a  FEMA training course on ESF #14 Long-Term Communty Recovery (LTCR) outreach at the Joint Field Office (JFO) in Birmingham. Photo by Christopher Mardorf /  FEMA.

Tornado - Birmingham, Ala. , July 29, 2011 -- John Boyle, FEMA LTCR Se...

The original database describes this as: Title: Long-Term Community Recovery training sharpens skills in Birmingham Production Date: 07/29/2011 Caption: Birmingham, Ala. , July 29, 2011 -- John Boyle, FEMA L... more

Tornado - Birmingham, Ala. , July 29, 2011 -- John Boyle, FEMA LTCR Senior Planner and Trainer and Technical Assistance Coordinator (TAC), speaks to a class of students attending a  FEMA training course on ESF #14 Long-Term Communty Recovery (LTCR) outreach at the Joint Field Office (JFO) in Birmingham. Photo by Christopher Mardorf /  FEMA.

Tornado - Birmingham, Ala. , July 29, 2011 -- John Boyle, FEMA LTCR Se...

The original database describes this as: Title: Long-Term Community Recovery training sharpens skills in Birmingham Production Date: 07/29/2011 Caption: Birmingham, Ala. , July 29, 2011 -- John Boyle, FEMA L... more

Tornado - Pratt City, Ala. , August 29, 2011 -- A Simpson Tie-Downs, as seen here, will help Frank Hardy's new home in Pratt City withstand tornado like winds.  Atlanta's FD Moon & Co. construction firm building Hardy's home, destroyed in April 27th when a string of deadly tornadoes swept through Alabama. The rebuild, under the direction of architect Stan Smith is using storm-resistant construction methods. FEMA photo/Ruth Kennedy

Tornado - Pratt City, Ala. , August 29, 2011 -- A Simpson Tie-Downs, a...

The original database describes this as: Title: Rebuiding Pratt Production Date: 08/29/2011 Caption: Pratt City, Ala. , August 29, 2011 -- A Simpson Tie-Downs, as seen here, will help Frank Hardy's new home ... more

Tornado - Birmingham, Ala. , July 29, 2011 -- De'an Bass, LTCR Safe Room Planner and Phil Campbell team member, listens to a presentation by Erin Miles, FEMA Deputy Branch Chief for Long-Term Communty Recovery (LTCR), at a  FEMA training session on ESF #14 LTCR outreach at the Joint Field Office (JFO) in Birmingham. Photo by Christopher Mardorf /  FEMA.

Tornado - Birmingham, Ala. , July 29, 2011 -- De'an Bass, LTCR Safe Ro...

The original database describes this as: Title: Long-Term Community Recovery training sharpens skills in Birmingham Production Date: 07/29/2011 Caption: Birmingham, Ala. , July 29, 2011 -- De'an Bass, LTCR S... more

Tornado - Tuscaloosa, Ala. , May 14, 2011 -- City workers search for a clogged sewer line amidst the destroyed homes in Tuscaloosa. Getting utilities working and cleanup of debris are still priorities here.  FEMA photo/Tim Burkitt

Tornado - Tuscaloosa, Ala. , May 14, 2011 -- City workers search for a...

The original database describes this as: Title: City workers search for utilities in Tuscaloosa Production Date: 05/14/2011 Caption: Tuscaloosa, Ala. , May 14, 2011 -- City workers search for a clogged sewer... more

Tornado - Birmingham, Ala. , July 11, 2011 -- Faith-based Church World Service Recovery Tools and Training program, First Presbyterian Church, Birmingham, Alabama. FEMA Volunteer Agency Liaison John Chavez speaks to the program's attendees. Currently the FEMA  is working closely with the area to rebuild the community to be better and stronger than before. Photo by Christopher Mardorf / FEMA.

Tornado - Birmingham, Ala. , July 11, 2011 -- Faith-based Church World...

The original database describes this as: Title: John Chavez VAL Liaison Speaks at Church World Service Reovery Program Production Date: 07/11/2011 Caption: Birmingham, Ala. , July 11, 2011 -- Faith-based Chu... more

Tornado - Selma, Ala. , May 7, 2011 -- The first of many mobile homes is prepared for transfer to residents of Hackleburg, AL. who lost their homes to the April 27 tornadoes. FEMA Photo / Tim Burkitt

Tornado - Selma, Ala. , May 7, 2011 -- The first of many mobile homes ...

The original database describes this as: Title: First mobile home prepared for Hackleburg tornado survivors Production Date: 05/07/2011 Caption: Selma, Ala. , May 7, 2011 -- The first of many mobile homes is... more

Tornado - Pratt City, Ala. , Jan. 17, 2012 -- Nearly nine months after the deadly tornadoes struck the Southeast, rebuilding is still occurring. Habitat for Humanity and Jewish and Muslim NYU student volunteers at a job site where 2 new homes are being built. FEMA funding and coordination with volunteer agencies helped make this happen.  FEMA photo/Tim Burkitt

Tornado - Pratt City, Ala. , Jan. 17, 2012 -- Nearly nine months after...

The original database describes this as: Title: Faith-Based Organizations come together to rebuild Alabama Production Date: 01/17/2012 Caption: Pratt City, Ala. , Jan. 17, 2012 -- Nearly nine months after th... more

Tornado - Pratt City, Ala. , April 29, 2011  -  Frank Hardy's home in Pratt City was demolished on April 27, 2011 when deadly tornadoes swept through Alabama. Under the direction of Hardy's high school friend Stan Smith, an architect with FD Moon & Company in Atlanta, the house is being rebuilt with wind-resistant construction techniques. FEMA photo/Frank Hardy

Tornado - Pratt City, Ala. , April 29, 2011 - Frank Hardy's home in ...

The original database describes this as: Title: Rebuilding Pratt City Production Date: 04/29/2011 Caption: Pratt City, Ala. , April 29, 2011 - Frank Hardy's home in Pratt City was demolished on April 27, 2... more

Tornado - Tuscaloosa, Ala. , July 16, 2011 -- Nearly 90 days after a series of tornados struck Tuscaloosa on April 27, 2011, some residential homes still reveal extensive tornado damage along 15th Street near the intersection of Dr. Edward Hillard Drive and Cedar Crest. FEMA is monitoring extensive debris removal and clean-up iefforts n the area. Photo by Christopher Mardorf /  FEMA.

Tornado - Tuscaloosa, Ala. , July 16, 2011 -- Nearly 90 days after a s...

The original database describes this as: Title: Reisdential damage 90 days after tornados strike Tuscaloosa Production Date: 07/16/2011 Caption: Tuscaloosa, Ala. , July 16, 2011 -- Nearly 90 days after a ser... more

Tornado - Montgomery, Ala. , April 30, 2011 -- FEMA is setting up an Incident Support Base at Maxwell Airforce Base in Alabama to stage generators, water, Meals Ready to Eat (MRE), and other supplies that Alabama emergency management can direct where the need is and get them there quickly. U. S. Army Corps of Engineers personnel fuel and test the generators before deployment.  FEMA photo / Tim Burkitt

Tornado - Montgomery, Ala. , April 30, 2011 -- FEMA is setting up an I...

The original database describes this as: Title: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers personnel fuel and test generators for Alabama Production Date: 04/30/2011 Caption: Montgomery, Ala. , April 30, 2011 -- FEMA is s... more

Tornado - Tuscaloosa, Ala. , August 2, 2011 -- Habitat for Humanity volunteers (left to right) Ryden Hope, Zakeba Harper and Jay Broughten work in 100 degree heat to rebuild homes on 5th Street in Tuscaloosa after many homes were destroyed by a series of tornados that struck Alabama on April 27. FEMA supports the generosity and expertise of volunteer agencies like Habitat for Humanity. FEMA attempts to coordinate the agency's recovery efforts through its voluntary agency liaisons. Photo by Christopher Mardorf /  FEMA.

Tornado - Tuscaloosa, Ala. , August 2, 2011 -- Habitat for Humanity vo...

The original database describes this as: Title: Habitat for Humanity volunteers at work in Tuscaloosa Production Date: 08/02/2011 Caption: Tuscaloosa, Ala. , August 2, 2011 -- Habitat for Humanity volunteers... more

Tornado - Pratt City, Ala. , July 17, 2011 -- FEMA ESF-14 Long-term Community Recovery Speicialists David Fuller and Antonia Martinez speak with disaster surivivor LaNeitria Head at the Mt. Moriah Baptist Church in Pratt City (Birmingham). FEMA's Long-term Community Recovery (LTCR) is an important component of Emergency Support Function 14 (ESF) on which FEMA focuses during the recovery phase of responding to disasters like the 62 confirmed tornadoes that struck Alabama on April 27. -- Photo by Christopher Mardorf  / FEMA.

Tornado - Pratt City, Ala. , July 17, 2011 -- FEMA ESF-14 Long-term Co...

The original database describes this as: Title: Long-term Community Recovery (LTCR) reaches out to disaster surivivors at New Moriah Baptist Church Production Date: 07/17/2011 Caption: Pratt City, Ala. , Jul... more

Tornado - Tuscaloosa, Ala. , August 2, 2011 -- Habitat for Humanity volunteers work in 100 degree heat to rebuild homes on 5th Street in Tuscaloosa after they were destroyed by a series of tornados that struck Alabama on April 27. FEMA supports the generosity and expertise of volunteer agencies (VOLAGS) like Habitat for Humanity. FEMA attempts to coordinate the agency's recovery efforts through its VOLAG liaison and VOLAG specialists. Photo by Christopher Mardorf /  FEMA.

Tornado - Tuscaloosa, Ala. , August 2, 2011 -- Habitat for Humanity vo...

The original database describes this as: Title: Habitat for Humanity volunteers at work in Tuscaloosa Production Date: 08/02/2011 Caption: Tuscaloosa, Ala. , August 2, 2011 -- Habitat for Humanity volunteers... more

Tornado - Tuscaloosa, Ala. , August 2, 2011 -- Supervisor Dave Brown and Habitat for Humanity volunteer work in 100 degree heat to rebuild homes on 5th Street in Tuscaloosa after many homes were destroyed by a series of tornados that struck Alabama on April 27. FEMA supports the generosity and expertise of volunteer agencies (VOLAGS) like Habitat for Humanity. FEMA attempts to coordinate the agency's recovery efforts through its VOLAG liaison and VOLAG specialists. Photo by Christopher Mardorf /  FEMA.

Tornado - Tuscaloosa, Ala. , August 2, 2011 -- Supervisor Dave Brown a...

The original database describes this as: Title: Habitat for Humanity volunteers at work in Tuscaloosa Production Date: 08/02/2011 Caption: Tuscaloosa, Ala. , August 2, 2011 -- Supervisor Dave Brown and Habit... more

Tornado - Hackleburg, Ala. , August 4, 2011 -- FEMA Long-Term Community Recovery (LTCR) Specialist Emily Womack, professional designers, urban planners, architects, ESF-14 recovery specialists and commmunity members participate in an outreach and information meeting at First Baptist Church in Hackleburg. FEMA supports and coordinates the involvement and participation of all stakeholders in the recovery and rebuilding of a community followng a disaster such as the tornado that sturck Hackleburg on April 27, 2011. Photo by Christopher Mardorf /  FEMA.

Tornado - Hackleburg, Ala. , August 4, 2011 -- FEMA Long-Term Communit...

The original database describes this as: Title: Long-Term Community Recovery moves forward in Hackleburg Production Date: 08/04/2011 Caption: Hackleburg, Ala. , August 4, 2011 -- FEMA Long-Term Community Rec... more

Tornado - Pratt City, Ala. , July 17, 2011 -- Nearly 90 days after a series of tornados struck Pratt City and much of Alabama on April 27, many homes are still in need of demolition and/or repair. FEMA is working with the state of Alabama, local governments and volunteer agencies to help disaster survivors recover and rebuild. Photo by Christopher Mardorf /  FEMA.

Tornado - Pratt City, Ala. , July 17, 2011 -- Nearly 90 days after a s...

The original database describes this as: Title: 90 days after tornados strike Pratt City, Alabama Production Date: 07/17/2011 Caption: Pratt City, Ala. , July 17, 2011 -- Nearly 90 days after a series of tor... more

Tornado - Birmingham, Ala. , July 29, 2011 -- Michael Munger, FEMA LTCR local hire, listens to and takes notes during a presentation by Erin Miles, FEMA Deputy Branch Chief for Long-Term Communty Recovery (LTCR), at a  FEMA training session on ESF #14 LTCR outreach at the Joint Field Office (JFO) in Birmingham. Photo by Christopher Mardorf /  FEMA.

Tornado - Birmingham, Ala. , July 29, 2011 -- Michael Munger, FEMA LTC...

The original database describes this as: Title: Long-Term Community Recovery training sharpens skills in Birmingham Production Date: 07/29/2011 Caption: Birmingham, Ala. , July 29, 2011 -- Michael Munger, FE... more

Tornado - Dadeville, Ala. , July 13, 2011 -- Willis Boyd, FEMA Video Specialist, videotapes wet debris removal along with barge and "john boat" activity on Lake Martin, Alabama, following the devastation of a series of tornados that struck parts of Alabama on April 27, 2011. FEMA assists disaster surviviors and affected communities with the help and expertise of partners like the U. S. Army Corps of Engneers. Photo by Christopher Mardorf / FEMA.

Tornado - Dadeville, Ala. , July 13, 2011 -- Willis Boyd, FEMA Video S...

The original database describes this as: Title: FEMA shoots video of wet debris removal on Lake Martin, Alabama Production Date: 07/13/2011 Caption: Dadeville, Ala. , July 13, 2011 -- Willis Boyd, FEMA Video... more

Hurricane/Tropical Storm - Birmingham, Ala. , July 14, 2011 -- Federal Coordinating Officer Gracia Scczech speaks at a Gulf Coast Hurricane Preparedness Meeting in Birmingham. Photo by Christopher Mardorf / FEMA.

Hurricane/Tropical Storm - Birmingham, Ala. , July 14, 2011 -- Federal...

The original database describes this as: Title: Gracia Szczech at Gulf Coast Hurricane Preparedness Meeting Production Date: 07/14/2011 Caption: Birmingham, Ala. , July 14, 2011 -- Federal Coordinating Offic... more

Tornado - Auburn, Ala. , September 2, 2011 -  Auburn University students and professors raise the walls of a FEMA DAWG HAUS. The DAWG HAUS or Disaster Avoidance With Good Home Attenuating-Unionization System is a wind-resistant techniques of building. After an outbreak of tornados swept through Alabama in April, Auburn's Integrated Design and Construction students have an opportunity to exchange ideas with FEMA's mitigation team. The university hopes the students will integrate these concepts in future projects, designing and building a safer world.  FEMA Photo/Ruth Kennedy

Tornado - Auburn, Ala. , September 2, 2011 - Auburn University studen...

The original database describes this as: Title: Raising the Walls Production Date: 09/02/2011 Caption: Auburn, Ala. , September 2, 2011 - Auburn University students and professors raise the walls of a FEMA ... more

Tornado - Hackleburg, Ala. , August 4, 2011 -- FEMA Long-Term Community Recovery (LTCR) Specialists, professional designers, urban planners, architects, ESF-14 recovery specialists and commmunity members participate in an outreach and information meeting at First Baptist Church in Hackleburg. FEMA supports and coordinates the involvement and participation of all stakeholders in the recovery and rebuilding of a community followng a disaster such as the tornado that sturck Hackleburg on April 27, 2011. Photo by Christopher Mardorf /  FEMA.

Tornado - Hackleburg, Ala. , August 4, 2011 -- FEMA Long-Term Communit...

The original database describes this as: Title: Long-Term Community Recovery moves forward in Hackleburg Production Date: 08/04/2011 Caption: Hackleburg, Ala. , August 4, 2011 -- FEMA Long-Term Community Rec... more

Tornado - Tuscaloosa, Ala. , June 1, 2011 -- The huge task of debris removal is occurring throughout the city after a tornado leveled much of the area. Progress on the cleanup of debris from a damaged apartment complex can be seen in the background, while the foreground shows there is more work to be done. FEMA is working with the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers on coordinating the debris removal efforts.  FEMA photo/Tim Burkitt

Tornado - Tuscaloosa, Ala. , June 1, 2011 -- The huge task of debris r...

The original database describes this as: Title: Debris in Tuscaloosa Production Date: 06/01/2011 Caption: Tuscaloosa, Ala. , June 1, 2011 -- The huge task of debris removal is occurring throughout the city a... more

Severe Storm ^ Tornado - Birmingham, Ala. , June 27, 2011 -- FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate addresses employees at the Joint Field Office in Birmingham.  Alabama was struck by a series of devastating tornadoes in April.  Photo by Samir Valeja/FEMA

Severe Storm ^ Tornado - Birmingham, Ala. , June 27, 2011 -- FEMA Admi...

The original database describes this as: Title: Photograph by Samir Valeja taken on 06/27/2011 in Alabama Production Date: 06/27/2011 Caption: Birmingham, Ala. , June 27, 2011 -- FEMA Administrator Craig Fug... more

Tornado - Ragland, Ala. , June 23, 2011 -- Alabama Emergency Management Agency Director Art Faulkner speaks at a press conference held at Lake Neely Henry to answer questions about the removal of wet debris and the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers plan to ready the lake for recreation. FEMA officials were on hand to give information on their roles in the recovery.  FEMA photo/Tim Burkitt

Tornado - Ragland, Ala. , June 23, 2011 -- Alabama Emergency Managemen...

The original database describes this as: Title: Press Conference on Debris Removal Production Date: 06/23/2011 Caption: Ragland, Ala. , June 23, 2011 -- Alabama Emergency Management Agency Director Art Faulk... more

Tornado - Phil Campbell, Ala. , May 8, 2011 -- FEMA coordinates with private sector partners to help simplify and speed up the recovery process for storm survivors. This mobile insurance center is in the disaster area for easy access for Phil Campbell residents.  FEMA Photo / Tim Burkitt

Tornado - Phil Campbell, Ala. , May 8, 2011 -- FEMA coordinates with p...

The original database describes this as: Title: FEMA coordinates with private sector partners in Alabama Production Date: 05/08/2011 Caption: Phil Campbell, Ala. , May 8, 2011 -- FEMA coordinates with privat... more

Tornado - Pratt City, Ala. , August 29, 2011 -- A crew member from Atlanta's FD Moon & Co. construction firm fortifies a corner on the first floor of Frank Hardy's new home in Pratt City. Hardy's home was destroyed in April 27th when a string of deadly tornadoes swept through Alabama. The rebuild, under the direction of architect Stan Smith is using storm-resistant construction methods. FEMA photo/Ruth Kennedy

Tornado - Pratt City, Ala. , August 29, 2011 -- A crew member from Atl...

The original database describes this as: Title: Rebuilding Pratt City Production Date: 08/29/2011 Caption: Pratt City, Ala. , August 29, 2011 -- A crew member from Atlanta's FD Moon & Co. construction firm f... more

Tornado - Hackleburg, Ala. , August 4, 2011 -- FEMA Long-Term Community Recovry (LTCR) Specialists, professional designers, urban planners, architects, ESF-14 recovery specialists and commmunity members participate in an outreach and information meeting at First Baptist Church in Hackleburg. FEMA supports and coordinates the involvement and participation of all stakeholders in the recovery and rebuilding of a community followng a disaster such as the tornado that sturck Hackleburg on April 27, 2011. Photo by Christopher Mardorf /  FEMA.

Tornado - Hackleburg, Ala. , August 4, 2011 -- FEMA Long-Term Communit...

The original database describes this as: Title: Long-Term Community Recovery moves forward in Hackleburg Production Date: 08/04/2011 Caption: Hackleburg, Ala. , August 4, 2011 -- FEMA Long-Term Community Rec... more

Tornado - Rainsville , Ala. , August 22, 2011 -- Bejan Taheri (recovery committee chair for Rainsville, AL) holds Travis Owens (a 4 ½-month-old Rainsville resident) during a meeting at the Tom Bevill Enrichment Center in Rainsville. Travis is one of the 5000 residents of Rainsville heavily affected by the 3 tornadoes which destroyed a large portion of Rainsville on April 27th. Currently the FEMA ESF#14 team is working closely with Rainsville to rebuild the community to be better and stronger than before. FEMA Photo/Ruth Kennedy

Tornado - Rainsville , Ala. , August 22, 2011 -- Bejan Taheri (recover...

The original database describes this as: Title: Looking Way Into the Future in Rainsville Production Date: 08/22/2011 Caption: Rainsville , Ala. , August 22, 2011 -- Bejan Taheri (recovery committee chair fo... more

Tornado - Birmingham, Ala. , September 14, 2011 -- Jim Byard Jr. , director of the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (left), and FEMA Federal Coordinating Officer Joe Girot welcome visiting members of the Tornado Recovery Action Council of Alabama to a meeting at the Birmingham Joint Field Office. FEMA Photo/Ruth Kennedy

Tornado - Birmingham, Ala. , September 14, 2011 -- Jim Byard Jr. , dir...

The original database describes this as: Title: Tornado Recovery Action Council of Alabama Production Date: 09/14/2011 Caption: Birmingham, Ala. , September 14, 2011 -- Jim Byard Jr. , director of the Alabam... more

Tornado - Lake Martin, Ala. , July 13, 2011 -- Wet debris removal being performed on Lake Martin (near Dadeville) by a contractor using a back hoe under the supervision of U. S. Army Corp of Enginners Krista Rossow, Ben Finn and John Rand Hutchinson. FEMA is working with many federal partners to assist in recovery efforts. Photo by Christopher Mardorf / FEMA.

Tornado - Lake Martin, Ala. , July 13, 2011 -- Wet debris removal bein...

The original database describes this as: Title: Wet debris removal on Lake Martin, Alabama Production Date: 07/13/2011 Caption: Lake Martin, Ala. , July 13, 2011 -- Wet debris removal being performed on Lake... more

Tornado - Tuscaloosa, Ala. , May 14, 2011 -- Property owners and volunteers cleanup what remains of a house. The debris must be separated into wood, electronics, construction waste, large appliances, hazardous waste, and household garbage piles for proper disposal.  FEMA photo/Tim Burkitt

Tornado - Tuscaloosa, Ala. , May 14, 2011 -- Property owners and volun...

The original database describes this as: Title: Debris sorting and removal begins in Tuscaloosa Production Date: 05/14/2011 Caption: Tuscaloosa, Ala. , May 14, 2011 -- Property owners and volunteers cleanup ... more

Tornado - Hackleburg, Ala. , August 4, 2011 -- FEMA Long-Term Community Recovry (LTCR) Specialists, professional designers, urban planners, architects, ESF-14 recovery specialists and commmunity members participate in an outreach and information meeting at First Baptist Church in Hackleburg. FEMA supports and coordinates the involvement and participation of all stakeholders in the recovery and rebuilding of a community followng a disaster such as the tornado that sturck Hackleburg on April 27, 2011. Photo by Christopher Mardorf /  FEMA.

Tornado - Hackleburg, Ala. , August 4, 2011 -- FEMA Long-Term Communit...

The original database describes this as: Title: Long-Term Community Recovery moves forward in Hackleburg Production Date: 08/04/2011 Caption: Hackleburg, Ala. , August 4, 2011 -- FEMA Long-Term Community Rec... more

Hurricane/Tropical Storm - Birmingham, Ala. , July 14, 2011 -- Federal Coordinating Officer (FCO) Michael Byrne answers a question during a Q&A at a Gulf Coast Hurricane Preparedness Meeting in Birmingham. Photo by Christopher Mardorf / FEMA.

Hurricane/Tropical Storm - Birmingham, Ala. , July 14, 2011 -- Federal...

The original database describes this as: Title: Michael Byrne Speaks at Gulf Coast Hurricane Preparedness Mtg. Production Date: 07/14/2011 Caption: Birmingham, Ala. , July 14, 2011 -- Federal Coordinating Of... more

Tornado - Tuscaloosa, Ala. , May 6, 2011 -- University of Alabama Football All-American Javier Arenas chats with a fan at the Tuscaloosa Red Cross Shelter. Javier passed out FEMA registration flyers, signed autographs, and posed for pictures with fans to help raise the spirits of people who have lost nearly everything.  FEMA Photo /Tim Burkitt

Tornado - Tuscaloosa, Ala. , May 6, 2011 -- University of Alabama Foot...

The original database describes this as: Title: University of Alabama Football All-American Javier Arenas visits Red Cross Shelter Production Date: 05/06/2011 Caption: Tuscaloosa, Ala. , May 6, 2011 -- Unive... more

Tornado - Birmingham, Ala. , May 20, 2011 --  Alabama Governor Robert Bentley holds a press conference at the Joint Field Office in Birmingham to discuss ongoing State and Federal recovery efforts. Federal Coordinating Officer Mike Byrne (left) and Alabama EMA Director Art Faulkner also made remarks and fielded questions about recovery operations. FEMA photo/Tim Burkitt

Tornado - Birmingham, Ala. , May 20, 2011 -- Alabama Governor Robert ...

The original database describes this as: Title: Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley holds press conference at Birmingham Joint Field Office Production Date: 05/20/2011 Caption: Birmingham, Ala. , May 20, 2011 -- Al... more