Hurricane Laura Photo Gallery

A search and rescue task for member kneels by a damaged structure.

Indiana Task Force 1 Searches Damaged Structures

VERNON, La. (Aug. 28, 2020) An Urban Search and Rescue team member from Indiana Task Force searches a damaged structure in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura. Four Urban Search and Rescue teams have deployed to Louisiana
Photo by Indiana US&R Task Force 1

Four people in blue uniforms are setting up a medical station outside

DMAT Sets Up at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital to Provide Medical Support

LAKE CHARLES, La. (Aug. 29, 2020) A Disaster Medical Assistance Team sets up tents at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital to provide support in response to Hurricane Laura. DMATs are staffed with medical professionals and para-professionals who can help area health systems respond by providing expert patient care.

FEMA photo by Dominick Del Vecchio

 Power crews work on damaged power lines

Power crews work on damaged power lines

Orange, TX, August 28, 2020 – Power crews work on damaged power lines following Hurricane Laura.

Mobile Emergency Response Support truck

MERS Supporting Laura

Lake Charles, LA, August 29, 2020 – FEMA staff in a Mobile Emergency Response Support truck at the Lake Charles Emergency Operations Center

4 men talking

Team Rubicon

Lake Charles, LA, August 29, 2020 – FEMA Administrator Pete Gaynor and Regional Administrator Tony Robinson speak with Team Rubicon team members about response efforts after Hurricane Laura.

4 men talking

FEMA Administrator Gaynor Visiting Hurricane Laura Damage

Lake Charles, LA, August 29, 2020 – FEMA Administrator Gaynor, Regional Administrator Robinson and other FEMA staff speaking with survivors of Hurricane Laura in Lake Charles.

A Tree Falls On A House

Lake Charles Hurricane Laura Damages A Home

Lake Charles, LA, August 29, 2020 – Severe damage to a home in Lake Charles caused by a fallen tree during Hurricane Laura.

FEMA Administrator Pete Gaynor talking to servicemembers

FEMA Administrator Pete Gaynor at the EOC

Orange, TX, August 28, 2020 – FEMA Administrator Pete Gaynor meeting with military servicemembers responding to Hurricane Laura at the Emergency Operations Center.

An uprooted tree in front of two severely damage homes

Damage from Hurricane Laura seen in Eastern Texas

8/27/2020 – Damage from Hurricane Laura seen in Eastern Texas.

FEMA Regional Administrator Tony Robinson participates in a meeting with state and local partners, including Governor Abbott, about Hurricane Laura response.

FEMA Regional Administrator Tony Robinson Hurricane Laura Meeting In Texas

Austin, TX, 8/26/2020 – FEMA Regional Administrator Tony Robinson participates in a meeting with state and local partners, including Governor Abbott, about Hurricane Laura response.

Jeremy Schaefer (left) Incident Management Assistance Team 2 Operations section chief, listens in on a regional conference call with Capt. John Figarola, a Federal Health and Human Services regional emergency coordinator, to request the deployment of a Disaster Medical Assistance Team to Baton Rouge in preparation for Hurricane Laura.

Federal Aid Staff on a Conference Call to Request Deployment of a Disaster Medical Assistance Team to Baton Rouge Before Hurricane Laura

Jeremy Schaefer (left) Incident Management Assistance Team 2 Operations section chief, listens in on a regional conference call with Capt. John Figarola, a Federal Health and Human Services regional emergency coordinator, to request the deployment of a Disaster Medical Assistance Team to Baton Rouge in preparation for Hurricane Laura.

FEMA Administrator Pete Gaynor briefs the President and Vice President about the Hurricane Laura response during a meeting at FEMA headquarters.

FEMA Administrator Pete Gaynor briefs the President and Vice President about the Hurricane Laura response during a meeting at FEMA headquarters

Washington, D.C., 8/27/2020 – FEMA Administrator Pete Gaynor briefs the President and Vice President about the Hurricane Laura response during a meeting at FEMA headquarters.

FEMA Incident Management Assistance Team Assists Resident of Baton Rouge With a Roof Tarp after Hurricane Laura

FEMA Incident Management Assistance Team Assists Resident of Baton Rouge With a Roof Tarp after Hurricane Laura

Incident Management Assistance Team members assists a resident as he places a tarp on his damaged roof in Baton Rouge after Hurricane Laura.

IMAT Team Members in Baton Rouge Plan Potential Placement for Operations in Louisiana Interim Recovery Office

IMAT Team Members in Baton Rouge Plan Potential Placement for Operations in Louisiana Interim Recovery Office

Keith Rodriguez (right) Incident Management Assistance Team 2 Logistics section chief, briefs Dennis Arinello and Ryan Truocchil, National IMAT White Logistics team members, on potential placement for operations in the event of a major disaster declaration for Hurricane Laura at the Louisiana Interim Recovery Office in Baton Rouge on August 25, 2020.

Last updated March 8, 2022