Federal Emergency Management Agency

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Hurricane Earl, August/September 2010 - east coast United States, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands
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September 20, 2013
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  • Administrator Craig Fugate reminds us of the importance of personal preparedness ahead of Hurricane Earl which will approach the east coast this week.

    Administrator Fugate on Earl Preparedness

    Video by Aaron Skolnik
    Administrator Craig Fugate reminds us of the importance of personal preparedness ahead of Hurricane Earl which will approach the east coast this week.
  • Raw footage of forceful winds in Saint Thomas on August 30, 2010.

    St. Thomas Winds

    Video by Michael Moore
    Raw footage of forceful winds in Saint Thomas on August 30, 2010.
  • This is a recording of a FEMA press conference call on August 31, 2010 in preparation for Hurricane Earl.

    FEMA Press Conference Call - 8/31/10

    Audio by Patrick Son
    This is a recording of a FEMA press conference call on August 31, 2010 in preparation for Hurricane Earl.
  • This is a recording of a FEMA press conference call on September 1, 2010 in preparation for Hurricane Earl.

    FEMA Press Conference Call - 9/1/10

    Audio by Michael Reid
    This is a recording of a FEMA press conference call on September 1, 2010 in preparation for Hurricane Earl.
  • This is an audio recording of a FEMA press conference call on September 2, 2010 in preparation for Hurricane Earl.

    FEMA Press Conference Call - 9/2/10

    Audio by Michael Reid
    This is an audio recording of a FEMA press conference call on September 2, 2010 in preparation for Hurricane Earl.
  • Administrator Craig Fugate speaks to the dangers that may exist after a hurricane strikes and encourages people to be careful even after the storm passes. Recorded on 9/2/10

    Hurricane Earl Update 2

    Video by Aaron Skolnik
    Administrator Craig Fugate speaks to the dangers that may exist after a hurricane strikes and encourages people to be careful even after the storm passes. Recorded on 9/2/10
  • FEMA pre-positions emergency supplies  in strategic locations ahead  of a hurricane so the supplies can quickly reach communities if needed.

    FEMA Supplies

    Video by Earl Boyd
    FEMA pre-positions emergency supplies in strategic locations ahead of a hurricane so the supplies can quickly reach communities if needed.
  • Administrator Fugate provides an update with the latest on Hurricane Earl. Recorded on 9/3/2010.

    Hurricane Earl Update 3

    Video by Aaron Skolnik
    Administrator Fugate provides an update with the latest on Hurricane Earl. Recorded on 9/3/2010.
  • This is an audio recording of a FEMA press conference call on September 3, 2010 discussing Hurricane Earl.

    FEMA Press Conference Call - 9/3/10

    Audio by Michael Reid
    This is an audio recording of a FEMA press conference call on September 3, 2010 discussing Hurricane Earl.
  • FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate gives a final update on Hurricane Earl, and the importance of being prepared. For more information on FEMA's hurricane preparations and response, visit www.fema.gov/hurricanes.

    FEMA Administrator Fugate Gives Final Hurricane Earl Update

    Video by Bradley Carroll
    FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate gives a final update on Hurricane Earl, and the importance of being prepared. For more information on FEMA's hurricane preparations and response, visit www.fema.gov/hurricanes.
  • This is an audio recording of a FEMA press conference call on September 4, 2010 discussing Hurricane Earl.

    FEMA Press Conference Call - 9/4/10

    Audio by Michael Reid
    This is an audio recording of a FEMA press conference call on September 4, 2010 discussing Hurricane Earl.
  • Recovery staff from FEMA, state and local governments work together to assess the damage from Hurricane Earl.  FEMA sends out Preliminary Damage Assessment teams to record damages and aid local communities in their recovery efforts.

    Damage Assessment Teams - North Carolina

    Video by Earl Boyd
    Recovery staff from FEMA, state and local governments work together to assess the damage from Hurricane Earl. FEMA sends out Preliminary Damage Assessment teams to record damages and aid local communities in their recovery efforts.
  • On December 26th and  27th the Blizzard of 2010 made its way through New England.  The severe blizzard threat created long lines and empty shelves at grocery stores as families stocked up.  Air, train and automobile transportation was brought to a halt. Coastal communities bore the brunt of high winds and coastal flooding.  This video shows footage from Boston, MA.

    First 72 hours, New England Blizzard, December 2010

    Video by wendell.davisjr@fema.gov
    On December 26th and 27th the Blizzard of 2010 made its way through New England. The severe blizzard threat created long lines and empty shelves at grocery stores as families stocked up. Air, train and automobile transportation was brought to a halt. Coastal communities bore the brunt of high winds and coastal flooding. This video shows footage from Boston, MA.
  • When Bridgewater, MA was struck by the mid January 2011 blizzard, virtually the entire town was without power or communications. The Bridgewater CERT team opened an emergency storm shelter available to the public.

    Community Emergency Response Team Active in Bridgewater, MA

    Video by wendell.davisjr@fema.gov
    When Bridgewater, MA was struck by the mid January 2011 blizzard, virtually the entire town was without power or communications. The Bridgewater CERT team opened an emergency storm shelter available to the public.
  • FEMA Region V, in Chicago, IL, activates the Regional Response Coordination Center (RRCC) in preparation for the Midwest Blizzard of January 31 - February 3.  This video shows the operation and personnel in the RRCC, along with footage of the storm that hit Chicago.

    Regional Response Coordination Center Activates

    Video by mike mancino
    FEMA Region V, in Chicago, IL, activates the Regional Response Coordination Center (RRCC) in preparation for the Midwest Blizzard of January 31 - February 3. This video shows the operation and personnel in the RRCC, along with footage of the storm that hit Chicago.
  • Atlanta, Ga., February 13, 2014 -- At the Atlanta FEMA Distribution Center, power generators are ready for shipment   as needed to areas affected by the winter storm. Thousands are without power in the southeast and FEMA can help provide this critical recovery service. George Armstrong/FEMA

    FEMA Power Generators at Distribution Center

    Photo by George Armstrong
    Atlanta, Ga., February 13, 2014 -- At the Atlanta FEMA Distribution Center, power generators are ready for shipment as needed to areas affected by the winter storm. Thousands are without power in the southeast and FEMA can help provide this critical recovery service. George Armstrong/FEMA
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