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Collection: Hurricane Irene

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Multimedia related to response and recovery efforts for Hurricane Irene, which affected the East Coast in August of 2011.
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September 20, 2013
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  • Traveling from Brattleboro in southern Vermont to Rutland, one day after Tropical Storm Irene caused flash flooding throughout the state, we meet survivors and first responders who share their experiences and lessons learned during this disaster.

    Flooding on the road to Rutland, Vermont

    Video by Robert Rose
    Traveling from Brattleboro in southern Vermont to Rutland, one day after Tropical Storm Irene caused flash flooding throughout the state, we meet survivors and first responders who share their experiences and lessons learned during this disaster.
  • San Juan, Puerto Rico, August 21, 2011 -- San Juan, PR, August 21, 2011 - Caribbean Area Division Director Alejandro De La Campa and FCO Justo Hernandez with United States Coast Guard staff join interim governor's meeting, previous to the press conference.  During the press conference government officials provided the latest details about Tropical Storm Irene.  Photo by Yuisa Rios/FEMA

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    Photo by Yuisa Rios
    San Juan, Puerto Rico, August 21, 2011 -- San Juan, PR, August 21, 2011 - Caribbean Area Division Director Alejandro De La Campa and FCO Justo Hernandez with United States Coast Guard staff join interim governor's meeting, previous to the press conference. During the press conference government officials provided the latest details about Tropical Storm Irene. Photo by Yuisa Rios/FEMA
  • San Juan, Puerto Rico, August 21, 2011 -- Caribbean Area Division Director, Alejandro De La Campa provides the press with information about FEMA ongoing activities in support of the Puerto Rico government response operations to Tropical Storm Irene .  Photo by Yuisa Rios/FEMA

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    Photo by Yuisa Rios
    San Juan, Puerto Rico, August 21, 2011 -- Caribbean Area Division Director, Alejandro De La Campa provides the press with information about FEMA ongoing activities in support of the Puerto Rico government response operations to Tropical Storm Irene . Photo by Yuisa Rios/FEMA
  • Atlanta, Ga., August 23, 2011 -- A FEMA logistics employee loads water onto a trailer at the Atlanta Distribution Center in preparations for Hurricane Irene.  The supplies of water and MRE's will be trucked to a staging area in North Carolina based on the storm forecast track.  FEMA photo/Tim Burkitt

    FEMA moving supplies to prepare for Hurricane Irene

    Photo by Tim Burkitt
    Atlanta, Ga., August 23, 2011 -- A FEMA logistics employee loads water onto a trailer at the Atlanta Distribution Center in preparations for Hurricane Irene. The supplies of water and MRE's will be trucked to a staging area in North Carolina based on the storm forecast track. FEMA photo/Tim Burkitt
  • Atlanta, Ga., August 23, 2011 -- A FEMA logistics employee moves MRE's to get ready to load onto a trailer at the Atlanta Distribution Center in preparations for Hurricane Irene.  The supplies of water and MRE's will be trucked to an Incident Support Base in North Carolina based on the storm forecast track.  FEMA photo/Tim Burkitt

    Hurricane Irene preparations happening in Atlanta

    Photo by Tim Burkitt
    Atlanta, Ga., August 23, 2011 -- A FEMA logistics employee moves MRE's to get ready to load onto a trailer at the Atlanta Distribution Center in preparations for Hurricane Irene. The supplies of water and MRE's will be trucked to an Incident Support Base in North Carolina based on the storm forecast track. FEMA photo/Tim Burkitt
  • Atlanta, Ga., August 23, 2011 --  FEMA logistics employees check in a trailer full of supplies for tracking purposes in preparations for Hurricane Irene.  The supplies of water and MRE's will be trucked to a staging area in North Carolina based on the storm forecast track.  FEMA photo/Tim Burkitt

    Tracking supplies for Hurricane Irene prepartions

    Photo by Tim Burkitt
    Atlanta, Ga., August 23, 2011 -- FEMA logistics employees check in a trailer full of supplies for tracking purposes in preparations for Hurricane Irene. The supplies of water and MRE's will be trucked to a staging area in North Carolina based on the storm forecast track. FEMA photo/Tim Burkitt
  • Atlanta, Ga., August 24, 2011 -- Fork lift operators move pallets of water from a vendor trailer onto a trailer leased by FEMA at an Atlanta staging area in preparations for Hurricane Irene.  The supplies of water and MRE's will be trucked to an Incident Support Base (ISB) in North Carolina based on the storm forecast track.  FEMA photo/Tim Burkitt

    FEMA sending supplies to North Carolina

    Photo by Tim Burkitt
    Atlanta, Ga., August 24, 2011 -- Fork lift operators move pallets of water from a vendor trailer onto a trailer leased by FEMA at an Atlanta staging area in preparations for Hurricane Irene. The supplies of water and MRE's will be trucked to an Incident Support Base (ISB) in North Carolina based on the storm forecast track. FEMA photo/Tim Burkitt
  • Atlanta, Ga., August 24, 2011 --  A trailer full of supplies leaves the Atlanta staging area and is heading to a staging area in North Carolina based on the hurricane Irene forecast track. Pre-staging of supplies closer to the affected areas ensure a faster response. FEMA photo/Tim Burkitt

    First truckloads of supplies head to North Carolina before Irene

    Photo by Tim Burkitt
    Atlanta, Ga., August 24, 2011 -- A trailer full of supplies leaves the Atlanta staging area and is heading to a staging area in North Carolina based on the hurricane Irene forecast track. Pre-staging of supplies closer to the affected areas ensure a faster response. FEMA photo/Tim Burkitt
  • Atlanta, Ga., August 24, 2011 -- Empty trucks arrive and trailers full of supplies leaves the Atlanta staging area to head to a staging area in North Carolina based on the Hurricane Irene forecast track. An Incident Support Base is being set up at Fort Bragg N.C. a safe distance frm the storm.  FEMA photo/Tim Burkitt

    Preparations for Hurricane Irene happening in Atlanta

    Photo by Tim Burkitt
    Atlanta, Ga., August 24, 2011 -- Empty trucks arrive and trailers full of supplies leaves the Atlanta staging area to head to a staging area in North Carolina based on the Hurricane Irene forecast track. An Incident Support Base is being set up at Fort Bragg N.C. a safe distance frm the storm. FEMA photo/Tim Burkitt
  • San Juan, Puerto Rico, August 24, 2011 -- Justo Hernandez, federal coordinating officer, briefs the media regarding FEMA's support of local officials after Hurricane Irene.  Preliminary damage assessments are planned for the affected areas, to find out if additional federal assistance is required.

    Justo Hernandez Briefs The Media After Irene

    Photo by Michael Medina-Latorre
    San Juan, Puerto Rico, August 24, 2011 -- Justo Hernandez, federal coordinating officer, briefs the media regarding FEMA's support of local officials after Hurricane Irene. Preliminary damage assessments are planned for the affected areas, to find out if additional federal assistance is required.
  • Washington, D.C., August 24, 2011 -- Bill Read, Director of NOAA's National Hurricane Center (on-screen, center), provides a briefing to federal and state partners on Hurricane Irene via videoteleconference. FEMA/Aaron Skolnik

    Hurricane Irene Videoteleconference

    Photo by Aaron Skolnik
    Washington, D.C., August 24, 2011 -- Bill Read, Director of NOAA's National Hurricane Center (on-screen, center), provides a briefing to federal and state partners on Hurricane Irene via videoteleconference. FEMA/Aaron Skolnik
  • Washington, D.C., August 24, 2011 -- (left to right) Jane Holl Lute, Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security, Craig Fugate, FEMA Administrator and Rich Serino, FEMA Deputy Administrator participate in a videotelelconference with state and federal partners on preparations for Hurricane Irene. FEMA/Aaron Skolnik

    Hurricane Irene Briefing

    Photo by Aaron Skolnik
    Washington, D.C., August 24, 2011 -- (left to right) Jane Holl Lute, Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security, Craig Fugate, FEMA Administrator and Rich Serino, FEMA Deputy Administrator participate in a videotelelconference with state and federal partners on preparations for Hurricane Irene. FEMA/Aaron Skolnik
  • Washington, D.C., August 24, 2011 -- Jane Holl Lute, Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security, receives a briefing from Bob Fenton, FEMA Assistant Administrator for Response, on preparations for Hurricane Irene. FEMA/Aaron Skolnik

    Deputy Secretary Lute in FEMA's NRCC

    Photo by Aaron Skolnik
    Washington, D.C., August 24, 2011 -- Jane Holl Lute, Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security, receives a briefing from Bob Fenton, FEMA Assistant Administrator for Response, on preparations for Hurricane Irene. FEMA/Aaron Skolnik
  • Washington, D.C., August 24, 2011 --  Personnel from FEMA and other federal agencies work side-by-side in FEMA's National Response Coordination Center, helping manage preparations for Hurricane Irene. FEMA/Aaron Skolnik

    NRCC Irene Preparations

    Photo by Aaron Skolnik
    Washington, D.C., August 24, 2011 -- Personnel from FEMA and other federal agencies work side-by-side in FEMA's National Response Coordination Center, helping manage preparations for Hurricane Irene. FEMA/Aaron Skolnik
  • Washington, D.C., August 24, 2011 --  Personnel from FEMA and other federal agencies work side-by-side in FEMA's National Response Coordination Center, helping manage preparations for Hurricane Irene. FEMA/Aaron Skolnik

    NRCC Irene Preparations

    Photo by Aaron Skolnik
    Washington, D.C., August 24, 2011 -- Personnel from FEMA and other federal agencies work side-by-side in FEMA's National Response Coordination Center, helping manage preparations for Hurricane Irene. FEMA/Aaron Skolnik
  • Atlanta, Ga., August 25, 2011 --  The Region IV RRCC (Region Response Coordination Center) has been fully activated to prepare for for the threat of Hurricane Irene impacting North and South Carolina. Coordinating the placement of personnel and resources is critical in disaster response.  FEMA photo/Tim Burkitt

    FEMA Region IV prepares for Hurricane Irene

    Photo by Tim Burkitt
    Atlanta, Ga., August 25, 2011 -- The Region IV RRCC (Region Response Coordination Center) has been fully activated to prepare for for the threat of Hurricane Irene impacting North and South Carolina. Coordinating the placement of personnel and resources is critical in disaster response. FEMA photo/Tim Burkitt
  • Washington, D.C., Aug. 26, 2011 -- DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano along with Red Cross President and CEO Gail McGoven(l), Craig Fugate, FEMA Administrator (r) and via video, NOAA National Hurricane Center Director, Bill Read, discuss the need for all citizens to be prepared at a press conference in the FEMA HQ. They discussed the current status of Hurricane Irene while encouraging residents to prepare for potential power outages and other disaster-related issues.  Photo by Patsy Lynch/FEMA

    FEMA Press Conference on Hurricane Irene

    Photo by Patsy Lynch
    Washington, D.C., Aug. 26, 2011 -- DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano along with Red Cross President and CEO Gail McGoven(l), Craig Fugate, FEMA Administrator (r) and via video, NOAA National Hurricane Center Director, Bill Read, discuss the need for all citizens to be prepared at a press conference in the FEMA HQ. They discussed the current status of Hurricane Irene while encouraging residents to prepare for potential power outages and other disaster-related issues. Photo by Patsy Lynch/FEMA
  • D.C., August 26, 2011 -- ABC  DHS - Justice Department Producer, Jason Ryan taking notes during DHS, FEMA, Red Cross and the Salvation Army press conference. Photo by: Scott Moir'

    ABC DHS - Justice Department Producer, Jason Ryan taking notes during press conference

    Photo by Scott Moir
    D.C., August 26, 2011 -- ABC DHS - Justice Department Producer, Jason Ryan taking notes during DHS, FEMA, Red Cross and the Salvation Army press conference. Photo by: Scott Moir'
  • Maunabo, Puerto Rico, August 23, 2011 - Julio Rivera, farmer from Maunabo shows his losses at a plantain tree farm.  Some trees were knocked down and others were pulled out from their roots by Hurricane Irene's winds.  Yuisa Rios/FEMA

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    Photo by Yuisa Rios
    Maunabo, Puerto Rico, August 23, 2011 - Julio Rivera, farmer from Maunabo shows his losses at a plantain tree farm. Some trees were knocked down and others were pulled out from their roots by Hurricane Irene's winds. Yuisa Rios/FEMA
  • Washington, D.C., Aug. 26, 2011 -- W.Craig Fugate, FEMA Administrator stands with DHS Sec. Janel Napolitano at a press conference to discuss the current status of Hurricane Irene.  Fugate, DHS Sec. Napolitano, Red Cross President and CEO McGoven and via video, NOAA National Hurricane Center Director, Read discussed the need for all citizens to be prepared for potential troubles after Hurricane Irene makes landfall.  Photo by Patsy Lynch/FEMA

    FEMA Press Conference on Hurricane Irene

    Photo by Patsy Lynch
    Washington, D.C., Aug. 26, 2011 -- W.Craig Fugate, FEMA Administrator stands with DHS Sec. Janel Napolitano at a press conference to discuss the current status of Hurricane Irene. Fugate, DHS Sec. Napolitano, Red Cross President and CEO McGoven and via video, NOAA National Hurricane Center Director, Read discussed the need for all citizens to be prepared for potential troubles after Hurricane Irene makes landfall. Photo by Patsy Lynch/FEMA

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