Photograph by Robert Rose taken on 08/30/2011 in Vermont

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[left to right]  Congressman, Peter Welch, FEMA Administrator W. Craig Fugate, Senator Bernie Sanders, and FEMA Region 1 Administrator Don R. Boyce.
Burlington, Vt., August 30, 2011 -- Officials hold a press conference after surveying the damage caused by Tropical Storm Irene in Vermont. From left to right: Vermont Congressman, Peter Welch, FEMA Administrator W. Craig Fugate, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, and FEMA Region 1 Administrator Don R. Boyce. FEMA works closely with state and local officials to provide assistance after a disaster. - Location: Burlington, VT