Collection: Alaska Flooding and Ice Jams

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Alaska Flooding and Ice Jams (DR-1843) 06/11/2009
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September 20, 2013
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  • During the Alaska recovery efforts from the spring 2009 flooding and ice jams many logistical difficulties were encountered due to rural Alaska's varying infrastructure.

    Delivering Aid to Alaska

    Video by Benjamin Brennan
    During the Alaska recovery efforts from the spring 2009 flooding and ice jams many logistical difficulties were encountered due to rural Alaska's varying infrastructure.
  • The residents of Alaska have been able to bounce back from a very devestating flood and take ownership of their recovery.

    Alaskan Resiliency

    Video by Benjamin Brennan
    The residents of Alaska have been able to bounce back from a very devestating flood and take ownership of their recovery.
  • In spring 2009 Tanana Village was affected by flooding and ice jams.  FEMA logistics team provides support to volunteers and residents to repair their property.  A barge loaded with supplies is headed to the village.

    Tanana Logistics Team

    Video by Benjamin Brennan
    In spring 2009 Tanana Village was affected by flooding and ice jams. FEMA logistics team provides support to volunteers and residents to repair their property. A barge loaded with supplies is headed to the village.
  • Anchorage, Alaska, July 1, 2013 -- Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano discusses the past, present and future direction of the Agency during a town hall meeting with DHS staff.  The Department of Homeland Security has a vital mission: to secure the nation from the many threats we face, which requires the dedication of more than 240,000 employees in jobs that range from aviation and border security to emergency response, from cyber-security analyst to chemical facility inspector. Adam DuBrowa/ FEMA

    Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano Town Hall Meeting

    Photo by Adam DuBrowa
    Anchorage, Alaska, July 1, 2013 -- Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano discusses the past, present and future direction of the Agency during a town hall meeting with DHS staff. The Department of Homeland Security has a vital mission: to secure the nation from the many threats we face, which requires the dedication of more than 240,000 employees in jobs that range from aviation and border security to emergency response, from cyber-security analyst to chemical facility inspector. Adam DuBrowa/ FEMA
  • Anchorage, Alaska, July 1, 2013 -- Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano discusses the past, present and future direction of the Agency during a town hall meeting with DHS staff.  The Department of Homeland Security has a vital mission: to secure the nation from the many threats we face, which requires the dedication of more than 240,000 employees in jobs that range from aviation and border security to emergency response, from cyber-security analyst to chemical facility inspector. Adam DuBrowa/ FEMA

    Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano Town Hall Meeting

    Photo by Adam DuBrowa
    Anchorage, Alaska, July 1, 2013 -- Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano discusses the past, present and future direction of the Agency during a town hall meeting with DHS staff. The Department of Homeland Security has a vital mission: to secure the nation from the many threats we face, which requires the dedication of more than 240,000 employees in jobs that range from aviation and border security to emergency response, from cyber-security analyst to chemical facility inspector. Adam DuBrowa/ FEMA
  • Galena, Alaska, June 30, 2013 -- In remote areas of the Yukon River, cell phone and internet communication are sparse. The Rapid Communication Ultra High Frequency satellite receiver is a key tool for emergency managers to operate recovery efforts to those affected by recent severe flooding. President Obama issued a major disaster declaration for the State of Alaska triggering the release of Federal funds to help people and communities recover from flooding that occurred from May 17 to June 11, 2013. Adam DuBrowa/ FEMA

    Rapid Communication Ultra High Frequency Satellite

    Photo by Adam DuBrowa
    Galena, Alaska, June 30, 2013 -- In remote areas of the Yukon River, cell phone and internet communication are sparse. The Rapid Communication Ultra High Frequency satellite receiver is a key tool for emergency managers to operate recovery efforts to those affected by recent severe flooding. President Obama issued a major disaster declaration for the State of Alaska triggering the release of Federal funds to help people and communities recover from flooding that occurred from May 17 to June 11, 2013. Adam DuBrowa/ FEMA
  • Galena, Alaska, June 30, 2013 -- FEMA specialists provide recovery information to disaster survivors on the available programs at this Disaster Recovery Center. President Obama issued a major disaster declaration for the State of Alaska triggering the release of Federal funds to help people and communities recover from flooding that occurred from May 17 to June 11, 2013. Adam DuBrowa/ FEMA

    Disaster Recovery Center in Alaska

    Photo by Adam DuBrowa
    Galena, Alaska, June 30, 2013 -- FEMA specialists provide recovery information to disaster survivors on the available programs at this Disaster Recovery Center. President Obama issued a major disaster declaration for the State of Alaska triggering the release of Federal funds to help people and communities recover from flooding that occurred from May 17 to June 11, 2013. Adam DuBrowa/ FEMA
  • Galena, Alaska, June 30, 2013 -- FEMA specialists provide recovery information to disaster survivors regarding the available programs at this Disaster Recovery Center. President Obama issued a major disaster declaration for the State of Alaska triggering the release of Federal funds to help people and communities recover from flooding that occurred from May 17 to June 11, 2013. Adam DuBrowa/ FEMA

    Disaster Recovery Center in Alaska

    Photo by Adam DuBrowa
    Galena, Alaska, June 30, 2013 -- FEMA specialists provide recovery information to disaster survivors regarding the available programs at this Disaster Recovery Center. President Obama issued a major disaster declaration for the State of Alaska triggering the release of Federal funds to help people and communities recover from flooding that occurred from May 17 to June 11, 2013. Adam DuBrowa/ FEMA
  • Galena, Alaska, July 1, 2013 -- John Fulton, a FEMA lead, briefs teams of FEMA specialists as they prepare to bring assistance to citizens of Galena. FEMA has a variety of disaster aid services  which are managed by specialists in the field. Photo by Ed Edahl/FEMA

    Briefing about Galena disaster aid

    Photo by Ed Edahl
    Galena, Alaska, July 1, 2013 -- John Fulton, a FEMA lead, briefs teams of FEMA specialists as they prepare to bring assistance to citizens of Galena. FEMA has a variety of disaster aid services which are managed by specialists in the field. Photo by Ed Edahl/FEMA
  • Galena, Alaska, July 1, 2013 -- Dave Walker, a Small Business Administration (SBA) expert, works with Marlene Marshal a business owner with major damage. The SBA works closely with FEMA to assist disaster survivors. Photo by Ed Edahl/FEMA

    SBA works with local about major damages

    Photo by Ed Edahl
    Galena, Alaska, July 1, 2013 -- Dave Walker, a Small Business Administration (SBA) expert, works with Marlene Marshal a business owner with major damage. The SBA works closely with FEMA to assist disaster survivors. Photo by Ed Edahl/FEMA
  • Galena, Alaska, July 1, 2013 -- Alyson Esmailka is assisted by Ron Wilson from FEMA and Mariel Fonteyn from the state with procedures useful to obtain aid for her damages. FEMA and state specialists are available to assist citizens who have suffered damages from disasters. Photo by Ed Edahl/FEMA

    FEMA assisting in damage aid

    Photo by Ed Edahl
    Galena, Alaska, July 1, 2013 -- Alyson Esmailka is assisted by Ron Wilson from FEMA and Mariel Fonteyn from the state with procedures useful to obtain aid for her damages. FEMA and state specialists are available to assist citizens who have suffered damages from disasters. Photo by Ed Edahl/FEMA
  • Galena, Alaska, July 1, 2013 -- Andrew Henning's home was damaged from the Spring 2013 Floods. Photo by Ed Edahl/FEMA

    Survivor's Damaged Home

    Photo by Ed Edahl
    Galena, Alaska, July 1, 2013 -- Andrew Henning's home was damaged from the Spring 2013 Floods. Photo by Ed Edahl/FEMA
  • Galena, Alaska, June 30, 2013 -- In remote areas of the Yukon River, charter air travel is the only option for transportation in an effort to help the people and communities recover from the flooding that occurred from May 17 to June 11, 2013. Security Air is contracted to transport FEMA specialists into the affected territories to provide response and recovery services to the disaster survivors. Adam DuBrowa/ FEMA

    Air Transportation into Remote Areas

    Photo by Adam DuBrowa
    Galena, Alaska, June 30, 2013 -- In remote areas of the Yukon River, charter air travel is the only option for transportation in an effort to help the people and communities recover from the flooding that occurred from May 17 to June 11, 2013. Security Air is contracted to transport FEMA specialists into the affected territories to provide response and recovery services to the disaster survivors. Adam DuBrowa/ FEMA
  • Galena, Alaska, June 30, 2013 -- At the local landfill, debris piles seperate the different types of waste associated with the recent flooding damages to this community. President Obama issued a major disaster declaration for the State of Alaska triggering the release of Federal funds to help people and communities recover from the flooding that occurred. Adam DuBrowa/ FEMA

    Debris Removal Site

    Photo by Adam DuBrowa
    Galena, Alaska, June 30, 2013 -- At the local landfill, debris piles seperate the different types of waste associated with the recent flooding damages to this community. President Obama issued a major disaster declaration for the State of Alaska triggering the release of Federal funds to help people and communities recover from the flooding that occurred. Adam DuBrowa/ FEMA
  • Anchorage, Alaska, July 1, 2013 -- Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano discusses the past, present and future direction of the Agency during a town hall meeting with DHS staff.  The Department of Homeland Security has a vital mission: to secure the nation from the many threats we face, which requires the dedication of more than 240,000 employees in jobs that range from aviation and border security to emergency response, from cyber-security analyst to chemical facility inspector. Adam DuBrowa/ FEMA

    Secretary Janet Napolitano Town Hall Meeting

    Photo by Adam DuBrowa
    Anchorage, Alaska, July 1, 2013 -- Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano discusses the past, present and future direction of the Agency during a town hall meeting with DHS staff. The Department of Homeland Security has a vital mission: to secure the nation from the many threats we face, which requires the dedication of more than 240,000 employees in jobs that range from aviation and border security to emergency response, from cyber-security analyst to chemical facility inspector. Adam DuBrowa/ FEMA
  • Galena, Alaska, June 30, 2013 -- Locally hired contractors work to clear flood water waste from the community center in an effort to remove the debris from the right of way and to the landfill. Federal funding in the form of Public Assistance is available to state, tribal and eligible local governments for emergency work, debris removal and the repair and or replacement of facilities damaged by the flooding. Adam DuBrowa/ FEMA

    Contractors Remove Debris

    Photo by Adam DuBrowa
    Galena, Alaska, June 30, 2013 -- Locally hired contractors work to clear flood water waste from the community center in an effort to remove the debris from the right of way and to the landfill. Federal funding in the form of Public Assistance is available to state, tribal and eligible local governments for emergency work, debris removal and the repair and or replacement of facilities damaged by the flooding. Adam DuBrowa/ FEMA
  • Galena, Alaska, June 30, 2013 -- Locally hired contractors work to clear flood water waste from the community center in an effort to remove the debris from the right of way and to the landfill. Federal funding in the form of Public Assistance is available to state, tribal and eligible local governments for emergency work, debris removal and the repair and or replacement of facilities damaged by the flooding. Adam DuBrowa/ FEMA

    Debris Removal

    Photo by Adam DuBrowa
    Galena, Alaska, June 30, 2013 -- Locally hired contractors work to clear flood water waste from the community center in an effort to remove the debris from the right of way and to the landfill. Federal funding in the form of Public Assistance is available to state, tribal and eligible local governments for emergency work, debris removal and the repair and or replacement of facilities damaged by the flooding. Adam DuBrowa/ FEMA
  • Galena, Alaska, June 30, 2013 -- Local contractors work to clear flood water waste from the community center in an effort to remove the debris from the right of way and to the landfill. Federal funding in the form of Public Assistance is available to state, tribal and eligible local governments for emergency work, debris removal and the repair and or replacement of facilities damaged by the flooding. Adam DuBrowa/ FEMA

    Sifting Fiberglass

    Photo by Adam DuBrowa
    Galena, Alaska, June 30, 2013 -- Local contractors work to clear flood water waste from the community center in an effort to remove the debris from the right of way and to the landfill. Federal funding in the form of Public Assistance is available to state, tribal and eligible local governments for emergency work, debris removal and the repair and or replacement of facilities damaged by the flooding. Adam DuBrowa/ FEMA
  • Galena, Alaska, June 30, 2013 -- At the local landfill, debris piles seperate the different types of waste associated with the recent flooding damages. President Obama issued a major disaster declaration for the State of Alaska triggering the release of Federal funds to help people and communities recover from flooding that occurred from May 17 to June 11, 2013. Adam DuBrowa/ FEMA

    Electrical Appliances

    Photo by Adam DuBrowa
    Galena, Alaska, June 30, 2013 -- At the local landfill, debris piles seperate the different types of waste associated with the recent flooding damages. President Obama issued a major disaster declaration for the State of Alaska triggering the release of Federal funds to help people and communities recover from flooding that occurred from May 17 to June 11, 2013. Adam DuBrowa/ FEMA
  • Galena, Alaska, June 30, 2013 -- The road to the landfill was temporarily closed due to the heavy ice jams and severe flooding, which washed the road out. Waste removal is a critical part of the recovery process and FEMA has provided federal funding in the form of Public Assistance to help people and communities recover from the devastation that occurred during the May 17 to June 11, 2013 time period. Adam DuBrowa/ FEMA

    End of Road

    Photo by Adam DuBrowa
    Galena, Alaska, June 30, 2013 -- The road to the landfill was temporarily closed due to the heavy ice jams and severe flooding, which washed the road out. Waste removal is a critical part of the recovery process and FEMA has provided federal funding in the form of Public Assistance to help people and communities recover from the devastation that occurred during the May 17 to June 11, 2013 time period. Adam DuBrowa/ FEMA

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