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Photographers and photo descriptions are listed below.
1 - McAlpin, Fla., July 17, 2012 -- Many roads remained underwater after heavy rains and flooding from Tropical Storm Debby. Photo by Marilee Caliendo / FEMA.
2 - Memphis, Tenn., May 14, 2011 -- An Hydro-trek amphibious vehicle prepares to patrol a neighborhood that is otherwise inaccessible. Marilee Caliendo / FEMA.
3 - Colorado Springs, Colo., June 30, 2012 -- A type 2 helicopter works on hot spots on the Waldo Canyon Fire. Photo: Michael Rieger / FEMA.
4 - Colorado Springs, Colo., July 3, 2012 -- DHS Secretary Napolitano thanks fire crew from North California National Forest working on the Waldo Canyon Fire. Photo: Michael Rieger/FEMA.
5 - Fort Collins, Colo., June 13, 2012 -- High Park Fire wildland fire crews get ready for shift change at the Incident Command Post. Photo: Michael Rieger / FEMA.
6 - Fort Collins, Colo., July 10, 2012 --State/federal Preliminary Damage Assessment (PDA) team assessing damage in the High Park Fire. Photo: Michael Rieger / FEMA.
7 - Fort Collins, Colo., June 13, 2012 -- Larimer Sheriff received help from Colorado National Guard with road closures on the High Park Fire. Photo: Michael Rieger / FEMA.
8 - San Juan, Puerto Rico, November 22, 1996 -- Metro-Dade (FLTF-1) Task Force began performing search and rescue operations inside the Humberto Vidal Building following a gas mainline explosion. A survivor is carried out after being rescued from the rubble. Photo by Roman Bas / FEMA News Photo.
9 - Calexico, Calif., June 18, 2010 --At the United States Port of entry, damage is visible after a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck both Mexico and the US. The El Mayor plate slipped approximately 40 miles south of the Mexico-US border at shallow depth along the principle plate boundary between the North American and Pacific plates causing widespread damages. FEMA / DuBrowa.
10 - Calexico, Calif., April 6, 2010 -- Calexico City Building Manager Ralph Morales inspects damage to shops in the business district. A magnitude 7.2 earthquake rocked the city on Easter Sunday leaving many facilities, roads, and public buildings closed, and heavily damaged. Adam DuBrowa / FEMA.
11 - Calexico, Calif., May 12, 2010 -- Regional Administrator Nancy Ward greets students from Jefferson Elementary School on their first day back to campus after a 7.2 magnitude earthquake damaged the school prompting closings due to safety concerns of the classrooms. The welcome back high fives were an impacting example of the federal, state, and local partnerships which resonated through each student and strengthened partnership's across multiple levels of government. Adam DuBrowa / FEMA.
12 - Perley, Minn., March 29, 2009 --Flooded farms and rural communities along the shores of the North Red River in Norman County. Andrea Booher / FEMA.
13 - Perley, Minn., March 29, 2009 -- Isolated farmhouse. Flooded farms and rural communities along the shores of the North Red River in Norman County. Andrea Booher / FEMA.
14 - Moorhead, Minn., March 30, 2009 --Volunteers set up sandbag operation in the Minnesota Technical College parking lot following the Red River flooding. Andrea Booher / FEMA.
15 - Minot, N.D., June 5, 2012 -- A year after the Souris River Flood, 4th Ave. downtown is busy again. Many Minot families lost their homes after the historic June 2011 Souris River Flood. Photo by Cynthia Hunter / FEMA.
16 - Wall Township, N.J., October 15, 2011 -- Robert Knight and Susan Langhoff, FEMA Private Sector Specialists, along with Richard Adkins, Community Relations Specialist assisted the Monmouth Council - Boy Scouts of America earn their Emergency Preparedness Badge during their Camporee held in Allaire State Park in Wall Township, NJ. Photo by Glenn Langhoff / FEMA.
17 - Ripley, Tenn., June 4, 2011 -- This mobile communications office vehicle (MCOV) is providing support to the Disaster Recovery Center in Lauderdale County. MCOV's can set up and provide communications in areas where there is no communications support available. Marilee Caliendo / FEMA.
18 - Cookstown, N.J., March 20, 2012 -- FEMA Region III Incident Management Assistance Team (IMAT) embark a C-17 aircraft at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst during a Operational Readiness Exercise with FEMA Region II IMAT team members, and the 621st Contingency Response Wing (CRW). Michael Mancino / FEMA.
19 - Mt. St. Helens, Wash., May 18, 1980 -- Disasters are devastating to the natural and man-made environment. FEMA provides federal aid and assistance to those who have been affected by all types of disaster. NOAA News Photo.
20 - New York, N.Y., September 11, 2011 -- Memorial service was displayed by jumbo screen for attendees. Photo by Elissa Jun.
21 - San Francisco, Calif., Feb. 17, 2012 -- FEMA Deputy Administrator Richard Serino hosts FEMA Think Tank Conference in San Francisco. Photo by Veronica Verde / FEMA.