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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  • Travel to the remote village of Galena with an elite team of emergency managers to serve the disaster survivors and their 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 severe flooding that occurred from May 17 to June 11, 2013

    Teamwork in Galena, AK

    Video by Adam DuBrowa
    Travel to the remote village of Galena with an elite team of emergency managers to serve the disaster survivors and their 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 severe flooding that occurred from May 17 to June 11, 2013
  • Travel with the fishermen of the Yukon as they recover from a severe flood that destroyed and damaged their salmon wheels that provide vital food during the long winters in the Arctic Circle.

    Salmon Wheels in Ft Yukon

    Video by Adam DuBrowa
    Travel with the fishermen of the Yukon as they recover from a severe flood that destroyed and damaged their salmon wheels that provide vital food during the long winters in the Arctic Circle.
  • Follow the hard working crews of Americorps through the flooded community of Galena, Alaska as the volunteers clean and remove contaminated flooring, panels and insulation in an attempt to mitigate mold proliferation.

    Americorps works in Galena Alaska

    Video by Adam DuBrowa
    Follow the hard working crews of Americorps through the flooded community of Galena, Alaska as the volunteers clean and remove contaminated flooring, panels and insulation in an attempt to mitigate mold proliferation.
  • Meet Mary David, a disaster survivor who relocated her home with the help of FEMA's mitigation programs to a safe, comfortable location out of harms way.

    Mitigation Works in Eagle, AK

    Video by Adam DuBrowa
    Meet Mary David, a disaster survivor who relocated her home with the help of FEMA's mitigation programs to a safe, comfortable location out of harms way.
  • Follow an elite emergency management team, which is responsible for feeding and housing hundreds of people during a crisis in one of the most remote locations in the world.  The FEMA Mass Care team helps to meet needs like sheltering and feeding while providing recovery information about the rebuilding efforts in Galena, Alaska.

    FEMA Mass Care in Alaska

    Video by Adam DuBrowa
    Follow an elite emergency management team, which is responsible for feeding and housing hundreds of people during a crisis in one of the most remote locations in the world. The FEMA Mass Care team helps to meet needs like sheltering and feeding while providing recovery information about the rebuilding efforts in Galena, Alaska.
  • Galena, AK, September 8, 2013 -- A FEMA delegation tours the local school which reopened on time after severe flooding impacted the community. FEMA and the State of Alaska partnered with the Louden Tribal Council to effectively communicate recovery measures to the community members. Adam DuBrowa/ FEMA

    Emergency Managers Tour Galena School

    Photo by Adam DuBrowa
    Galena, AK, September 8, 2013 -- A FEMA delegation tours the local school which reopened on time after severe flooding impacted the community. FEMA and the State of Alaska partnered with the Louden Tribal Council to effectively communicate recovery measures to the community members. Adam DuBrowa/ FEMA
  • Galena, Alaska, September 19, 2013 -- The community radio station KIYU Yukon Wireless, also known as "The Sasquatch," provides information to residents in Galena and surrounding areas of this remote region of Alaska's Interior.

    The Season's First Snowfall at KIYU Yukon Wireless in Galena, Alaska

    Photo by Savannah Brehmer
    Galena, Alaska, September 19, 2013 -- The community radio station KIYU Yukon Wireless, also known as "The Sasquatch," provides information to residents in Galena and surrounding areas of this remote region of Alaska's Interior.
  • Galena, Alaska, September 19, 2013 -- FEMA Corps members sit outside the Bureau of Land Management to learn from one individual about his life choices in order to help them consider their own future path before dinner. FEMA Corps has been helping the recovery in Galena, Alaska after spring flooding devastated the city.

    FEMA Corps learns about their future options in Galena, Alaska

    Photo by Savannah Brehmer
    Galena, Alaska, September 19, 2013 -- FEMA Corps members sit outside the Bureau of Land Management to learn from one individual about his life choices in order to help them consider their own future path before dinner. FEMA Corps has been helping the recovery in Galena, Alaska after spring flooding devastated the city.
  • Galena, Alaska, September 19, 2013 -- Sheetrock is kept in a house next to the Galena Bible Church, and will be used to rebuild homes damaged after spring flooding. In the event that there are excess rebuilding supplies they are placed in a house next to the Galena Bible Church until they are needed by others.

    Excess Rebuilding Supplies Made Available to Others in Need

    Photo by Savannah Brehmer
    Galena, Alaska, September 19, 2013 -- Sheetrock is kept in a house next to the Galena Bible Church, and will be used to rebuild homes damaged after spring flooding. In the event that there are excess rebuilding supplies they are placed in a house next to the Galena Bible Church until they are needed by others.
  • Galena, Alaska, September 19, 2013 -- This flood-damaged house was donated to the Galena Bible Church after being approximately 50% underwater from this spring's flooding. The house has been relocated from next to the aquatic plane landing strip to next to the church, and is currently serving as a supply "library" were extra rebuilding supplies go until they're needed.

    Flood-Damaged House Repurposed by Galena Bible Church

    Photo by Savannah Brehmer
    Galena, Alaska, September 19, 2013 -- This flood-damaged house was donated to the Galena Bible Church after being approximately 50% underwater from this spring's flooding. The house has been relocated from next to the aquatic plane landing strip to next to the church, and is currently serving as a supply "library" were extra rebuilding supplies go until they're needed.
  • Galena, Alaska, September 19, 2013 -- Southern Baptist volunteers Dick Thornburg (left) and Steve Bower (right) cut strips of wood to repair the home behind them; a family will move into the home for the winter after being displaced by flooding this spring. Volunteers are one piece of the whole community that teams up to help put the pieces back together after a disaster.

    Southern Baptists Volunteer in Galena, Alaska

    Photo by Savannah Brehmer
    Galena, Alaska, September 19, 2013 -- Southern Baptist volunteers Dick Thornburg (left) and Steve Bower (right) cut strips of wood to repair the home behind them; a family will move into the home for the winter after being displaced by flooding this spring. Volunteers are one piece of the whole community that teams up to help put the pieces back together after a disaster.
  • Galena, Alaska, September 19, 2013 -- At the banks of the Yukon River in Galena, Alaska, insulation awaits installation to protect permafrost below roads from melting. Roads in Galena were damaged as a result of spring flooding following ice breakup.

    Road Insuation Ready for Infrastructure Repairs

    Photo by Savannah Brehmer
    Galena, Alaska, September 19, 2013 -- At the banks of the Yukon River in Galena, Alaska, insulation awaits installation to protect permafrost below roads from melting. Roads in Galena were damaged as a result of spring flooding following ice breakup.
  • Galena, Alaska, September 19, 2013 -- A United Methodist Volunteer in Mission works on a house damaged by spring flooding in Galena, Alaska by rolling down linoleum in a bathroom. Savannah Brehmer / FEMA

    Flood Repairs - Rolling Down New Bathroom Linoleum

    Photo by Savannah Brehmer
    Galena, Alaska, September 19, 2013 -- A United Methodist Volunteer in Mission works on a house damaged by spring flooding in Galena, Alaska by rolling down linoleum in a bathroom. Savannah Brehmer / FEMA
  • Galena, Alaska, September 19, 2013 -- KIYU Wireless Galena, Alaska's community radio, displays the bumper sticker sold at the recent Ag Fair, which was more a celebration of what they still had that was not damaged by spring flooding. Savannah Brehmer / FEMA

    "Where is your water line?" Bumper Sticker

    Photo by Savannah Brehmer
    Galena, Alaska, September 19, 2013 -- KIYU Wireless Galena, Alaska's community radio, displays the bumper sticker sold at the recent Ag Fair, which was more a celebration of what they still had that was not damaged by spring flooding. Savannah Brehmer / FEMA
  • Galena, AK, September 8, 2013 -- FEMA Regional Administrator Ken Murphy (L) greets City Manager Greg Moyer (R) at the medical facility which was damaged by severe flooding. FEMA is working with their partners to get the city of Galena back on the road to recovery. Adam DuBrowa/ FEMA

    FEMA Regional Administrator greets City Manager

    Photo by Adam DuBrowa
    Galena, AK, September 8, 2013 -- FEMA Regional Administrator Ken Murphy (L) greets City Manager Greg Moyer (R) at the medical facility which was damaged by severe flooding. FEMA is working with their partners to get the city of Galena back on the road to recovery. Adam DuBrowa/ FEMA
  • Galena, AK, September 8, 2013-- Emergency Managers tour the medical facility which was damaged after a severe ice jam flooded the communities only medical facility. FEMA worked closely with the State of Alaska, certain non-profit organizations, tribal councils and their federal partners to get this community and the hospital on the road to recovery. Adam DuBrowa/ FEMA

    FEMA Tours Medical Facility

    Photo by Adam DuBrowa
    Galena, AK, September 8, 2013-- Emergency Managers tour the medical facility which was damaged after a severe ice jam flooded the communities only medical facility. FEMA worked closely with the State of Alaska, certain non-profit organizations, tribal councils and their federal partners to get this community and the hospital on the road to recovery. Adam DuBrowa/ FEMA
  • Galena, AK, September 8, 2013 -- City contractors place finishing touches on construction and building repair at the medical facility which was damaged by severe flooding. FEMA is working with the State of Alaska and their federal partners in an effort to get the city back on the road to recovery. Adam DuBrowa/ FEMA

    Contractors Repair Medical Facility

    Photo by Adam DuBrowa
    Galena, AK, September 8, 2013 -- City contractors place finishing touches on construction and building repair at the medical facility which was damaged by severe flooding. FEMA is working with the State of Alaska and their federal partners in an effort to get the city back on the road to recovery. Adam DuBrowa/ FEMA
  • Galena, AK, September 8, 2013 -- FEMA Deputy Associate Administrator for Response and Recovery Elizabeth Zimmerman tours the medical facility which was damaged after a severe ice jam event flooded the communities only medical facility. FEMA worked closely with the State of Alaska, certian non-profit organizations, tribal councils and their federal partners to get this community on the road to recovery. Adam DuBrowa/ FEMA

    FEMA Tours Medical Facility

    Photo by Adam DuBrowa
    Galena, AK, September 8, 2013 -- FEMA Deputy Associate Administrator for Response and Recovery Elizabeth Zimmerman tours the medical facility which was damaged after a severe ice jam event flooded the communities only medical facility. FEMA worked closely with the State of Alaska, certian non-profit organizations, tribal councils and their federal partners to get this community on the road to recovery. Adam DuBrowa/ FEMA
  • Galena, AK, September 8, 2013 -- City contractors place finishing touches on construction and building repairs at the medical facility which was damaged by severe flooding. FEMA is working with The State of Alaska, Tribal Councils and their federal partners to get the city of Galena back on the road to recovery. Adam DuBrowa/ FEMA

    Finishing Touches to Medical Facility

    Photo by Adam DuBrowa
    Galena, AK, September 8, 2013 -- City contractors place finishing touches on construction and building repairs at the medical facility which was damaged by severe flooding. FEMA is working with The State of Alaska, Tribal Councils and their federal partners to get the city of Galena back on the road to recovery. Adam DuBrowa/ FEMA
  • Galena, AK, September 8, 2013 -- FEMA Mass Care Supervisor John Fulton explains to emergency managers the Mass Care mission for the disaster survivors affected by recent flooding. The FEMA Mass Care teams are sleeping in tents in an attempt to mimic the disaster survivors living conditions while assisting those who were impacted from the major flood. Adam DuBrowa/ FEMA

    Mass Care Group Lives in Tents

    Photo by Adam DuBrowa
    Galena, AK, September 8, 2013 -- FEMA Mass Care Supervisor John Fulton explains to emergency managers the Mass Care mission for the disaster survivors affected by recent flooding. The FEMA Mass Care teams are sleeping in tents in an attempt to mimic the disaster survivors living conditions while assisting those who were impacted from the major flood. Adam DuBrowa/ FEMA

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