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Take A Video Look At The Diverse Aspects Of Disaster Recovery

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May 23, 2011
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RALEIGH, N.C. – If a picture is worth a thousand words, a video can mean many times more.


Federal Emergency Management Agency and North Carolina Emergency Management photographers and videographers are collecting moving and still images of the April 16 tornado disaster response and recovery.


These images for the North Carolina disaster are posted on the FEMA website at the links below. Photographs are in the FEMA library Images are also posted on NCEM’s Facebook page at NC Emergency Management.


North Carolina Recovery -- One Month Later. Hear directly from state and federal officials working together to help North Carolinians recover and rebuild. 


Using Disaster Money Wisely. Know how to spend the money you get from FEMA.


A Visit to a Disaster Recovery Center. Tornado survivors can get in-person help about what disaster assistance is available from FEMA, state agencies and the U.S. Small Business Administration.


Identifying Disaster Frauds and Scams. Gov. Bev Perdue, a contractor and FEMA offer ways to help Tornado survivors.


Home Inspections. When you apply for FEMA assistance for a damaged home, an inspector will visit your property. 


First Temporary Home. The first occupant of a mobile home talks about this housing option FEMA and the state provide when there are scarce rental resources in a community.


 DAWG HAUS.  DAWG HAUS is an acronym for the techniques of building stronger, safer homes. FEMA’s mitigation team partnered with high school shop classes to build a model that demonstrates how these techniques strengthen a structure.


Volunteers Active in North Carolina Recovery. They are usually the first in and the last to leave when disaster strikes. Armies of volunteers and voluntary organizations turn out to assist in cleanup and recovery as a valuable part of the emergency management team.


Building a Joint Field Office. When the Governor asks for federal assistance and the President approves a major disaster declaration and names an individual to serve as federal coordinating officer,

 a joint field office is located in the state.


For more information about this disaster, go to and click on the red “April Tornadoes” tab. More information is also available at 


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July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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