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Louisville tornado, wreck of Louisville tobacco warehouse

Louisville tornado, wreck of Louisville tobacco warehouse

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Tornado, Lebanon, Kansas
Nurses in ward

Nurses in ward

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[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Gallatin, TN, April 15, 2006 -- An insurance adjuster examines a home damaged by severe storms. Middle Tennessee was recently hit by a series of tornadoes that damaged homes and office buildings.  Leif Skoogfors/FEMA

[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Gallatin, TN, April 15, 2006 -- An insur...

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[Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes] Reisterstown, MD, June 29, 2006 -- A member of a Preliminary Damage Assessment Team (PDA) evaluates a roadway that was damaged by flood waters. The PDA team is made up of State, County, and FEMA members who make a Federal Disaster Recommendation to the President.  Leif Skoogfors/FEMA

[Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes] Reisterstown, MD, June 29, 20...

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[Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding] Kingfisher, OK, August 19, 2007 -- Flood water covers the roadway leaving only road signs to mark the road.  Many people were forced to evacuate.  FEMA has grants and other aid available to help flood victims recover under FEMA's Individual Assistance Program.  Marvin Nauman/FEMA photo

[Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding] Kingfisher, OK, August 19, 20...

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[Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding] Kingfisher, OK, August 19, 2007 -- A man wades out in Tropical Storm Erin flood waters to look for missing family members.  FEMA's Individual Assistance Program has grants and other aid available to help flood victims recover from floods.  Marvin Nauman/FEMA photo

[Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding] Kingfisher, OK, August 19, 20...

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[Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding] Oklahoma, OK, August 19, 2007 -- Cars drive though a flooded street carefully after heading the High Water Danger Signs.  FEMA has a preparedness program to make people aware of the dangers of driving though flooded roads.  Marvin Nauman/FEMA photo

[Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding] Oklahoma, OK, August 19, 2007...

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[Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding] Des Arc, AR, March 25, 2008 -- Flood waters rise in neighborhoods throughout the community.  Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

[Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding] Des Arc, AR, March 25, 2008 -...

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[Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding] Columbus Junction, IA, June 13, 2008 -- Volunteers place sandbags around Roadhouse 92, a favorite local restaurant, to protect it from predicted high water.  The Cedar and Iowa rivers meet at Columbus Junction, and both are bringing high water from the heavy rains that flooded Cedar Rapids, just eighty miles north.  Photo by Greg Henshall / FEMA

[Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding] Columbus Junction, IA, June 1...

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Shawnee, Okla., May 28, 2013 -- FEMA Branch 2 Director Chris Van-Alstyne, on the cell phone, is among FEMA Corps, FEMA Disaster Survivor Assistance Team (DSAT), Public Information Officers, and FEMA Corps members at the conclusion of today's DSAT Morning Briefing at the Gordon Cooper Technology Center. FEMA and partners are here in response to the May 19-20 tornadoes.   George Armstrong/FEMA

Shawnee, Okla., May 28, 2013 -- FEMA Branch 2 Director Chris Van-Alsty...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2013-05-28 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: George Armstrong City/State: Shawnee, OK Keywords: PIO DSAT AmeriCorps FEMA Corps ^ FEMA Corps ^ AmeriCorps... More

[Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding] Lafayette, TN, February 8, 2008 -- The State/FEMA Preliminary Damage Assessment Team is talking with this homeowner regarding damage from the recent tornado. FEMA PDA Inspector Matt Sackwitz(right), State PDA Inspector Richard Taylor(center) and SBA Inspector Dennis Ayers will compile data to determine an estimate of cost to recover from this disaster.  George Armstrong/FEMA

[Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding] Lafayett...

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Aerial view of neighborhood

Aerial view of neighborhood

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Photograph of Tornado Damage, National Forest Service photograph.

Photograph of Tornado Damage, National Forest Service photograph.

Original caption: Tornado damage, from Julian Tower. Historic Photographs

[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Dyersburrg, TN, April 8, 2006 --  A Dyer County resident looks at the place where a house once stood, it was destroyed by the F-3 tornado that struck West and Middle Tennessee. The boy was helping salvage momentos for their friends. Leif Skoogfors/FEMA Photo.

[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Dyersburrg, TN, April 8, 2006 -- A Dyer...

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[Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding] Greensburg, KS, May 11, 2007 --- Greensburg Mayor Lonnie McCollum (center, hat in hand) prays with the people of his community at the first Greensburg Town Hall Meeting on Friday.  The tent was erected so people have a place to meet.  FEMA Photo by Michael Raphael

[Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding] Greensburg, KS, May 11, 2007 ...

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[Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding] El Reno, OK, 8-20-07 -- Connie and Lee Eastman wade though water to retrieve what they can from their home.  They were awakened at 3am to find water coming in their home. FEMA is coordinating closely with the state and is ready to assist as appropriate.  Marvin Nauman/FEMA photo

[Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding] El Reno, OK, 8-20-07 -- Conni...

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[Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding] Kingfisher, OK, August 20, 2007 -- Aerial of a damaged bridge and flooded farm land.  Access to farms and homes were cut off due to collapsed roads and bridges in rural Grady County, forcing families to find another route home or to stay in shelters. FEMA and the state conducted joint aerial damage assessments to determine the extent of damages to homes, businesses and public infrastructure. Patricia Brach/FEMA photo

[Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding] Kingfisher, OK, August 20, 20...

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[Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding] Northeastern Arkansas, AR, March 26, 2008 --  Aerial of farm buildings isolated by flood waters after the Black River flooded follwing torrential rains.  FEMA assesses the damage caused by the flooding to help determine if federal assistance is required. FEMA/Samir Valeja

[Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding] Northeastern Arkansas, AR, Ma...

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[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Windsor, Colorado, May 24, 2008 -- The Salvation Army feeds disaster workers and volunteers at their command center.  Photo: Michael Rieger/FEMA

[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Windsor, Colorado, May 24, 2008 -- The S...

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[Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding] Palo, IA, June 18, 2008 -- Norma and Wayne McVey are helped by friend Connie Crispin and brother-in-law Cal Moore pile up debris from last weeks' flood.  Every building in this small town northwest of Cedar Rapids was damaged.  Photo by Greg Henshall / FEMA

[Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding] Palo, IA, June 18, 2008 -- No...

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Tornado - Pleasant Grove, Ala. , May 1, 2011 -- Volunteers from religious organizations pitch in to tarp this church after severe tornadoes destroyed the roof. President Obama signed Alabama's Major Disaster Declaration and ordered Federal aid to supplement State and local recovery efforts in the area struck by severe storms. Adam DuBrowa/ FEMA

Tornado - Pleasant Grove, Ala. , May 1, 2011 -- Volunteers from religi...

The original database describes this as: Title: Photograph by Adam Dubrowa taken on 05/01/2011 in Alabama Production Date: 05/01/2011 Caption: Pleasant Grove, Ala. , May 1, 2011 -- Volunteers from religious ... More

Man carrying box and headboard from bed out of a building

Man carrying box and headboard from bed out of a building

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[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Deland, FL, February 23, 2007 -- A Deland High School wood shop student inscribes this piece of wood according to the plans for construction of a FEMA mitigation model structure.  The students are building the structure as a class project.  Mark Wolfe/FEMA

[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Deland, FL, February 23, 2007 -- A Delan...

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NEW ORLEANS, LA, May 31, 2007 -- Raphael Anton with the US Army, assigned to the DHS-FEMA Commercial Equipment Direct Assistance Equipment Program (CEDAP) learns more about a new thermal imaging device recently given to responders from areas at high risk for hurricanes, tornadoes, or wildfires.  Over 730 responders were part of accelerated training to learn how to use a variety of high tech equipment being delivered to their departments. Photo by Manuel Broussard/FEMA

NEW ORLEANS, LA, May 31, 2007 -- Raphael Anton with the US Army, assig...

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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

[Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes] Findlay, Ohio, August 29, 2007 -- A contractor vacuums one of the offices in the building FEMA has chosen for its Ohio Joint Field Office (JFO). FEMA sets up a JFO near the site of the disaster. Mark Wolfe/FEMA

[Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes] Findlay, Ohio, August 29, 200...

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[Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding] New Hartford, IA,  June 9, 2008 --  Gwen Blanchard points to the sinkhole that swallowed most of one vehicle and part of another.  Residents say the water from last night's flooding of Beaver Creek is higher than the flood of 1993, which devastated much of Butler County.  Photo by Greg Henshall / FEMA

[Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding] New Hartford, IA, June 9, 20...

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[Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes] Chapman, KS, June 12, 2008 -- A residential neighborhood is left in ruins after an F-3 tornado ripped through town, destroying more than 65 homes and leaving another 175 with major and minor damage. A FEMA advance team was in Chapman withn hours of the tornado striking. Photo by Anita Westervelt/FEMA

[Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes] Chapman, KS, June 12, 2008 --...

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[Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding] Dodge County, WI, June 14, 2008 -- Farms and homes are under water flooding in the rural areas of Wisconsin continues.  Barry Bahler/FEMA

[Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding] Dodge County, WI, June 14, 20...

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Norman, Okla., May 27, 2013 -- FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) Manager Edwin Pabon and Applicant Assistance Specialist Edwin Berrios hang a sign at the entrance to Little Axe Elementary School as the FEMA/State DRC opens today. FEMA is here as result of the deadly May 19 and 20 tornadoes.  George Armstrong/FEMA

Norman, Okla., May 27, 2013 -- FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) Man...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2013-05-27 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: George Armstrong City/State: Norman, OK Keywords: DRC DRC Manager Individual Assistance ^ DRC ^ Individual ... More

Mayflower, Ark., May 4, 2014 -- Tornado damage in the residential neighborhood of Plantation Drive in Mayflower, Arkansas, which was struck by an EF-4 tornado on April 27. FEMA supports local, state and tribal governments and assists individual survivors in their efforts to recover from natural disasters. Photo by Christopher Mardorf/FEMA

Mayflower, Ark., May 4, 2014 -- Tornado damage in the residential neig...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2014-05-04 09:17:31 UTC Photographer Name: Christopher Mardorf City/State: Mayflower, AR Disasters: Arkansas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding (D... More

Wichita, Kansas, March 7, 2014 -- Employees of FEMA's Joint Field Office in Wichita, Kan., process claims from Kansas counties that were affected by severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and flooding from July 22 to Aug. 16, 2013.  The JFO was opened following President Obama's federal disaster declaration Oct. 22, 2013

Wichita, Kansas, March 7, 2014 -- Employees of FEMA's Joint Field Offi...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2014-03-07 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: FEMA News Photo Photographs Relating to Disasters and Emergency Management Programs, Activities, and Officials

Tri-State Tornado

Tri-State Tornado

A Herald Examiner headline covering the Great Tri-State Tornado of 1925.

Nurses care for patients

Nurses care for patients

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House hit by tornado

House hit by tornado

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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

[Tornado and Severe Storms] Newburgh, IN, November 10, 2005 -- Electricity workers restore power to tornado ravaged neighborhood. Houses, power, and roads damaged by tornado. Leif Skoogfors/FEMA Photograph

[Tornado and Severe Storms] Newburgh, IN, November 10, 2005 -- Electri...

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[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Dyersburg, Tenn., April 10, 2006 -- A volunteer at FEMA's Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Dyersburg boxes up cleaning supplies to hand out to tornado victims. The DRC provides applicant assistance in filing for assistance from FEMA, the Small Business Administration, and other federal and state programs. Volunteer organizations also distribute tools, food, water and other necessities for residents. Leif Skoogfors/FEMA Photo

[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Dyersburg, Tenn., April 10, 2006 -- A vo...

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[Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding] Greensburg, KS  May 19, 2007 - Twice-daily incident command briefings in the FEMA Emergency Operations Center keep relief organizations and government officials updated on progress. Representatives of sixteen agencies are cooperating in the recovery effort from the May 4 tornado.  Photo by Greg Henshall / FEMA

[Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding] Greensburg, KS May 19, 2007 ...

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[Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding] Greensburg, KS  May 23, 2007 - A bulldozer levels the burning debris of the homes and buildings destroyed by on May 4 by the F5 tornado.  Three burning pits have already opened, and more are will be necessary.  Photo by Greg Henshall / FEMA

[Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding] Greensburg, KS May 23, 2007 ...

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[Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding] Greensburg, KS  May 23, 2007 - Public Works employees take down what was left of a home, nineteen days after an F5 tornado destroyed most of the town.  The debris will removed to the local dump by the end of the day.  Photo by Greg Henshall / FEMA

[Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding] Greensburg, KS May 23, 2007 ...

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[Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding] Kingfisher, OK, August 19, 2007  -- Two Airboats search for people that were trapped by rapidly rising flood waters.  FEMA has grants and other aid available to help flood victims recover under FEMA’s Individual Assistance Program.  Marvin Nauman/FEMA photo

[Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding] Kingfisher, OK, August 19, 20...

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[Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding] Des Arc, AR, March 25, 2008 -- Flood waters rise in neighborhoods throughout the community.  Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

[Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding] Des Arc, AR, March 25, 2008 -...

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[Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding] Des Moines, IA, June 15, 2008 -- FEMA Region VII Director Dick Hainje took a floating tour of Des Moines flooded Birdland section to assess damage caused by the levee breech.  Des Moines police have been patrolling the area on rafts and small boats.  Photo by Greg Henshall / FEMA

[Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding] Des Moines, IA, June 15, 2008...

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[Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding] Cedar Rapids, IA, June 25, 2008 -- Debris is piled against the 1898 Union Pacific railroad bridge over the Cedar River from last week's flood.  Photo by Greg Henshall / FEMA

[Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding] Cedar Rapids, IA, June 25, 20...

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Tornado - Pearcy, Ark. , May 11, 2011 -- FEMA FCO, Nancy Casper talks with Chad Stover, an Arkansas Emergency Management Agency representative, about the counties that have received Federal assistance.  Casper was touring the counties that have been affected by tornadoes and flooding. FEMA is working with local, state and federal agencies, along with the private sector, to provide assistance to residents and businesses that were affected by the recent tornadoes and flooding. Photo by Patsy Lynch/FEMA

Tornado - Pearcy, Ark. , May 11, 2011 -- FEMA FCO, Nancy Casper talks ...

The original database describes this as: Title: FEMA Responds to Arkansas Disasters Production Date: 05/11/2011 Caption: Pearcy, Ark. , May 11, 2011 -- FEMA FCO, Nancy Casper talks with Chad Stover, an Arkan... More

Figure looking out window

Figure looking out window

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Overturned cars and bus

Overturned cars and bus

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[Tornado and Severe Storms] Evansville, IN, November 8, 2005 -- This Eastbrook Mobile Home Park is heavily damaged by a Tornado. Eighteen lives were destroyed. Leif Skoogfors/FEMA

[Tornado and Severe Storms] Evansville, IN, November 8, 2005 -- This E...

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[Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding] Caruthersville, MO, 4-13-06 -- FEMA employees involved in Community Relations (CR) look at a Caruthersville, MO city map.  FEMA continues to work with State and local agencies to provide assistance and information to the townspeople of Caruthersville, Missouri affected by the tornado that hit the town on April 2, 2006.  Photo by Patsy Lynch/FEMA

[Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding] Caruthersville, MO, 4-13-06 -...

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[Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding] Kingfisher, OK, August 20, 2007 -- Flooded stockyard with cattle standing in the water.  A number of livestock perished following Tropical Storm Erin's effect on the stockyard in Kingfisher, Oklahoma. The state and FEMA conducted aerial preliminary damage assessments to identify and evaluate the magnitude and severity of the storm on the state, businesses, farms and individuals who may be in need of federal and state assistance. Photo by: Patricia Brach/FEMA photo

[Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding] Kingfisher, OK, August 20, 20...

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Suffolk, VA, 5/01/08 --  Federal, state and local officials walk through a damaged and debris covered neighborhood as they conduct a preliminary damage assessment in the Hillpoint subdivision that was hit by a severe tornado a few days ago. Photo By: Liz Roll/FEMA

Suffolk, VA, 5/01/08 -- Federal, state and local officials walk throu...

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[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Racine, Missouri, May 11, 2008 -- A powerful late afternoon tornado turned a home in Racine into wreckage May 10. Michael Raphael/FEMA

[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Racine, Missouri, May 11, 2008 -- A powe...

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[Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding] Oakville, Iowa, July 6th, 2008 -- Lynn Daughtry, Construction Representative with the Army Corps of Engineers and James Melledy, with Matrix Environmental, Inc. discuss the progress of the road repair. When finished, it will improve access into Oakville, and at the same time contain the flow of  the Iowa River, which breached it's levee in mid June. After the road is repaired, the Corps can begin repairing the levee which will bring relief to the town of Oakville, which is still partially underwater. Susie Shapira/FEMA

[Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding] Oakville, Iowa, July 6th, 200...

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Tornado - Wake Forest, N. C. , April 21, 2011 -- FEMA Community Relations Specialist distribute Spanish and English registration information during an outreach program for residents of the Heritage High School shelter.  FEMA is responding to severe storms and deadly tornadoes that damaged or destroyed homes and businesses across North Carolina on April 16, 2011.  David Fine/FEMA

Tornado - Wake Forest, N. C. , April 21, 2011 -- FEMA Community Relati...

The original database describes this as: Title: Community Relations Outreach Production Date: 04/21/2011 Caption: Wake Forest, N. C. , April 21, 2011 -- FEMA Community Relations Specialist distribute Spanish... More

Tornado - Logan, W. Va. , March 8, 2012 -- By the invitation of the Governor of West Virginia, FEMA is conducting preliminary damage assessments in the rural areas of Logan county after severe tornadoes impacted the community. While assessing the damages, FEMA is working closely with the State of West Virginia Army National Guard during the response phases. Adam DuBrowa/ FEMA

Tornado - Logan, W. Va. , March 8, 2012 -- By the invitation of the Go...

The original database describes this as: Title: Tornado Damage in West Virginia Production Date: 03/08/2012 Caption: Logan, W. Va. , March 8, 2012 -- By the invitation of the Governor of West Virginia, FEMA ... More

Mudslide/Landslide ^ Severe Storm ^ Tornado - Hammond, Ky. , March 13, 2012 -- Emmett Wainwright, Public Assistance Inspector, assesses a road washout caused by the torrential rains which accompanied the tornadoes.  FEMA makes funds available to help counties rebuild roads and remove storm related debris.  Photo by Marilee Caliendo/FEMA

Mudslide/Landslide ^ Severe Storm ^ Tornado - Hammond, Ky. , March 13,...

The original database describes this as: Title: FEMA Inspector at Road Washout Production Date: 03/13/2012 Caption: Hammond, Ky. , March 13, 2012 -- Emmett Wainwright, Public Assistance Inspector, assesses a... More

Cyclone 06-26-1890 Lawrence Massachusetts - House, policeman

Cyclone 06-26-1890 Lawrence Massachusetts - House, policeman

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Fleet of trucks parked in a lot

Fleet of trucks parked in a lot

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[Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding] Kingfisher, OK, August 19, 2007 -- A crooked mail box and flooded houses remain from Tropical Storm Erin.  FEMA's Individual Assistance Program has grants and other aid available to help flood victims recover from floods.  Marvin Nauman/FEMA photo

[Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding] Kingfisher, OK, August 19, 20...

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[Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding] Kingfisher, OK, August 19, 2007 --  People stand and wait for peope to be rescued from a flood caused by Tropical Storm Erin.  153 people needed to be rescued when flood waters rose 1 foot every 30 min and left many people stranded.  FEMA's Individual Assistance Program has grants and other aid available to help flood victims recover from floods.  Marvin Nauman/FEMA photo

[Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding] Kingfisher, OK, August 19, 20...

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[Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding] El Reno, OK, August 20, 2007 -- A man in a boat searches for his belongings in the flood waters from Tropical Storm Erin.  FEMA has grants and other aid available to help flood victims recover under FEMA's Individual Assistance Program.  Marvin Nauman/FEMA photo

[Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding] El Reno, OK, August 20, 2007 ...

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[Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding] Lafayette, TN, February 8, 2008 -- This FEMA Mobile Emergency Response Support(MERS) Initial Response Vehicle(IRV) is providing support to the FEMA FIRSTeam in uploading live video feed to FEMA headquarters for critical early stage planning and response. This one from MERS-Thomasville, GA team came here immediately after the severe storm and tornado which impacted this community. George Armstrong/FEMA

[Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding] Lafayett...

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[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Newtonia, Missouri, May 12, 2008 -- This home in Newtonia was flattened by the EF4 tornado that damaged or destroyed hundreds of homes May 10.  Michael Raphael/FEMA

[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Newtonia, Missouri, May 12, 2008 -- This...

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El Reno, OK, November 13, 2013 -- FEMA Corps team members pose for a group photo after reviewing responses to a disaster damage survey. At the request of the City of El Reno, FEMA Corps Hickory 3 visited area businesses to obtain information that the city may use to determine remaining unmet needs from severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding May 18 through June 2, 2013. FEMA Corps is helping National Disaster Recovery Support (NDRS) in Oklahoma. Photograph by Christopher Mardorf / FEMA

El Reno, OK, November 13, 2013 -- FEMA Corps team members pose for a g...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2013-11-13 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Christopher Mardorf Keywords: FEMA ^ FEMA Corps ^ Oklahoma ^ disaster recovery ^ DR-4017 ^ El Reno ^ El Reno... More

Washington, D.C., Sep. 5, 2013 -- During America's PrepareAthon, The Great ShakeOut conducted an earthquake drill encouraging participants to Drop, Cover, and Hold On during an earthquake. America's PrepareAthon is designed to prepare everyone before a disaster (e.g., tornadoes, extreme heat, earthquakes, or wildfires) strikes through year-round drills, discussions and exercises at the community level

Washington, D.C., Sep. 5, 2013 -- During America's PrepareAthon, The G...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2013-09-05 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Brittany Trotter City/State: Washington, DC Categories: FEMA Event Photographs Relating to Disasters and Em... More

Pallbearers with coffin, walking into a church

Pallbearers with coffin, walking into a church

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People at table

People at table

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

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

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[Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding] GREENSBURG, KS, 5-7-07 --- This is Greensburg, Kansas, as seen from the air today by FEMA Administrator R. David Paulison and Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius -- witnesses to widespread destruction of the small town where more than two dozen persons died or suffered serious injuries in Friday's storm.  FEMA Photo by Michael Raphael

[Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding] GREENSBURG, KS, 5-7-07 --- Th...

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[Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding] Greensburg, KS, July 19, 2007 - FEMA employees  at a just completed storm shelter. The shelter, one of several, is placed in a new group home site where residents were relocated after the town was destroyed by a tornado. Cindy Daniel, left speaking with local FEMA employees while Crystal Payton, Deputy Federal Coordinating Officer, right, inspects shelter progress. Leif Skoogfors/FEMA

[Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding] Greensburg, KS, July 19, 2007...

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[Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding] Kingfisher, OK, August 19, 2007 -- Flood waters rose one foot every 30 minutes to flood this Kingfisher home and neighborhood.  FEMA has grants and other aid available to help flood victims recover under FEMA’s Individual Assistance Program.  Marvin Nauman/FEMA photo

[Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding] Kingfisher, OK, August 19, 20...

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[Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding] Atkins, AR, February 9, 2008 -- A FEMA Community Relations representative walks through a damaged neighborhood looking for residents.  FEMA CR workers meet with residents to give them information on where to get assistance and how to apply for aid. Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

[Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding] Atkins, AR, February 9, 2008 ...

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[Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding] Northeastern Arkansas, AR, March 26, 2008 --  Agricultural land is flooded by the Black River after torrential rains.  FEMA assesses the damage caused by the flooding to help determine if federal assistance is required.  FEMA/Samir Valeja

[Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding] Northeastern Arkansas, AR, Ma...

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Washington, D.C., May 21, 2013 -- President Barack Obama delivers remarks on the ongoing response to the devastating tornadoes and severe weather that impacted Oklahoma, in the State Dining Room of the White House, May 21, 2013. Vice President Joe Biden, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, and FEMA Deputy Administrator Richard Serino accompany the President. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

Washington, D.C., May 21, 2013 -- President Barack Obama delivers rema...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2013-05-21 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Chuck Kennedy City/State: Washington, DC Categories: DHS leadership - 1 ^ Presidential Visit Photographs Re... More

Protection / J.S. Pughe.

Protection / J.S. Pughe.

Illustration shows an ostrich labeled "Republican Party" with its head stuck in a hole labeled "'Stand Pat' Policy" as a tornado advances from behind with dark clouds labeled "Tariff Reform". Illus. in: Puck, ... More

Group of people exiting a home with their belongings

Group of people exiting a home with their belongings

Picryl description: Public domain photograph related to Boston, Massachusetts, Brearley collection of historic photographs, free to use, no copyright restrictions image.

[Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding] Marmaduke, Ar., April 8, 2006 -- The powerful winds of a tornado that struck this community on April 2nd left the wall of a classroom in the middle school annex destroyed and ripped the area open to the elements. Seven counties in central and northeast Arkansas have received a federal disaster declaration for damages caused by storms and tornadoes the first three days of April.  FEMA/Win Henderson

[Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding] Marmaduke, Ar., April 8, 2006...

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[Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding] Caruthersville, MO. 4-13-06  Herb Cohen, a Home Inspection contractor for FEMA uses a computer to check on the status of Olga King's home which was damaged by the tornado that hit the town. FEMA is working with local and State agencies to assist with the recovery. Photo by Patsy Lynch/FEMA

[Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding] Caruthersville, MO. 4-13-06 ...

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[Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes] Germantown, MD, June 27, 2006 -- Debris piles up along a bridge over Seneca Creek as record rains continue to fall across the Mid-Atlantic region.  Flash floods are snarling traffic and closing some government buildings across the area. Aaron Skolnik/FEMA

[Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes] Germantown, MD, June 27, 2006...

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[Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding] Greensburg, KS  May 23, 2007 - Dump trucks run non-stop, depositing debris in one of the burning pits at the landfill west of town.  Almost the entire town will have to be razed after the F5 tornado struck on May 4.  Photo by Greg Henshall / FEMA

[Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding] Greensburg, KS May 23, 2007 ...

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[Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding] Kingfisher, OK, August 19, 2007  -- A Kingfisher Fire fighter/EMT carries Candice Sutton to safety from an Airboat after being rescued from rapidly rising flood waters from Tropical Depression Erin.  153 people needed to be rescued when flood waters rose 1 foot every 30 min.  FEMA has grants and other aid available to help flood victims recover under FEMA’s Individual Assistance Program.  Marvin Nauman/FEMA photo

[Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding] Kingfisher, OK, August 19, 20...

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[Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding] Kingfisher, OK, August 19, 2007 -- Homes that have been searched for stranded people from flood water now stand empty.  FEMA has grants and other aid available to help flood victims recover under FEMA's Individual Assistance Program.  Marvin Nauman/FEMA photo

[Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding] Kingfisher, OK, August 19, 20...

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[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Newtonia, Missouri, May 12, 2008 -- An EF4 tornado cut a swath across southwest Missouri on May 10, badly damaging and destroying dozens of homes in Newtonia.  Michael Raphael/FEMA

[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Newtonia, Missouri, May 12, 2008 -- An E...

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[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Windsor, Colorado. May 26, 2008 -- The red cross disaster relief truck is parked with the Colorado National Guard at the Windsor Rec Center Recovery center. Photo: Michael Rieger/FEMA

[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Windsor, Colorado. May 26, 2008 -- The r...

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[Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding] Palo, IA, June 18, 2008 -- Salvation Army volunteer Christine Greathouse mans the food trailer at the Disaster Recovery Center FEMA opened here today. Every building in this small town suffered damage from last week's record floods, and many are uninhabitqable.  Photo by Greg Henshall / FEMA

[Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding] Palo, IA, June 18, 2008 -- Sa...

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[Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding] Wapello, Iowa, June 28, 2008 --Tanya Purdy, 49, answers the questions of the FEMA housing inspector who has arrived to evaluate the damage to her home, where she lives with her husband, Don Purdy, and stepson, Donnie Purdy.  Susie Shapira/FEMA

[Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding] Wapello, Iowa, June 28, 2008 ...

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Tornado - Smithfield, N. C. , April 29, 2011 -- American Red Cross disaster volunteers work at the state disaster headquarters and distribution center in Smithfield, North Carolina.  The American Red Cross and FEMA are partnering to respond to the severe storms and deadly tornadoes that damaged or destroyed homes and businesses across North Carolina on April 16, 2011.  David Fine/FEMA

Tornado - Smithfield, N. C. , April 29, 2011 -- American Red Cross dis...

The original database describes this as: Title: Red Cross Disaster Headquarters in North Carolina Production Date: 04/29/2011 Caption: Smithfield, N. C. , April 29, 2011 -- American Red Cross disaster volunt... More

Moore, Okla., June 7, 2013 -- At the Central Junior High School, the FEMA Branch 1 Operations Command Center works out of the three vehicles shown here; first is the Emergency Mobile Operations Center Vehicle (EMOCV-"Red October"); next, FEMA MERS Multi-Radio Van (MRV); to right, Emergency Mobile Registration Intake Center (EMRIC). FEMA is here in response to the deadly May 19-20 tornadoes  George Armstrong/FEMA

Moore, Okla., June 7, 2013 -- At the Central Junior High School, the F...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2013-06-07 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: George Armstrong City/State: Moore, OK Keywords: Operations MERS: Command Center Branch 1 IMAT ^ Operations... More

Louisville, "caught out on a fly," wild swan killed by the tornado

Louisville, "caught out on a fly," wild swan killed by the tornado

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Brewery after tornado. 19th centuty Wicsonsin stereoscope card.

Brewery after tornado. 19th centuty Wicsonsin stereoscope card.

Wisconsin stereoscopic card. Robert Dennis's stereographs collection includes more than 72,000 stereoscopic views organized primarily by geography. The collection bears the name of the native New Yorker who as... More

[Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding] Caruthersville, MO, 4-8-06 ---  People cleaning up branches from the yard of one of the homes damaged by the tornado that swept through the town. There were hundreds of homes damaged by the tornado, and no serious injuries or deaths reported. The townspeople are working together to help their neighbors clean up. Photo by Patsy Lynch/FEMA

[Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding] Caruthersville, MO, 4-8-06 --...

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[Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding] Lake Travis, TX, July 10, 2007 --With water levels having dropped 5 feet from their high, the clean up is well underway around Lake Travis.  Bob McMillan/ FEMA Photo

[Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding] Lake Travis, TX, July 10, 200...

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Lafayette, TN, 02/08/2008 -- This church steeple stands tall amidst damaged buildings and homes impacted from the recent tornadoes that touched down on February 5, 2008.  Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

Lafayette, TN, 02/08/2008 -- This church steeple stands tall amidst da...

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[Severe Storms/Tornadoes] Windsor, CO, May 23 2008 -- Denver MERs arrive at the command post at Windsor fire house to add their support. Photo Michael Rieger/FEMA

[Severe Storms/Tornadoes] Windsor, CO, May 23 2008 -- Denver MERs arri...

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[Tropical Storm Fay] Barefoot Bay, FL, August 20, 2008 -- This Brevard County community residence was split open by a tornado spun from Tropical Storm Fay. Barry Bahler/FEMA

[Tropical Storm Fay] Barefoot Bay, FL, August 20, 2008 -- This Brevard...

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[Tropical Storm Fay] Barefoot Bay, FL, August 20, 2008 --  The force of the tornado that hit this Brevard County community during Tropical Storm Fay can be seen here.  Barry Bahler/FEMA

[Tropical Storm Fay] Barefoot Bay, FL, August 20, 2008 -- The force o...

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The Lewistown bridge, destroyed by the Tornado of July 4, 1874, [Pennsylvania]
Nurses and doctors attending to patients

Nurses and doctors attending to patients

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