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Collection of videos that describe the process of applying for federal assistance.
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September 20, 2013
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  • Registration information for Urdu speakers.

    Register for Assistance - URDU Language

    Video by Tim Pioppo
    Registration information for Urdu speakers.
  • FEMA provides Punjabi speakers with registration information.

    Register with FEMA - Punjabi Language

    Video by Tim Pioppo
    FEMA provides Punjabi speakers with registration information.
  • FEMA provides Hindi speakers with registration information.

    Register for FEMA Assistance - Hindi Language

    Video by Tim Pioppo
    FEMA provides Hindi speakers with registration information.
  • Discover how the Disaster Recovery Center works.

    Disaster Recovery Centers

    Video by Anne Cates
    Discover how the Disaster Recovery Center works.
  • Manitou Springs, Colo., September 21, 2013 -- A fire hydrant is covered in debris in Manitou Springs. The area was badly damaged because of recent flooding in the area. FEMA is working with local, state and other federal agencies to provide assistance to residents and business affected by recent foods. Photo by Patsy Lynch/FEMA

    Damage from Recent Flooding in Colorado

    Photo by Patsy Lynch
    Manitou Springs, Colo., September 21, 2013 -- A fire hydrant is covered in debris in Manitou Springs. The area was badly damaged because of recent flooding in the area. FEMA is working with local, state and other federal agencies to provide assistance to residents and business affected by recent foods. Photo by Patsy Lynch/FEMA
  • Manitou Springs, CO September 21, 2013--A  small road in Manitou Springs is still closed due to damage from recent flooding in the area. FEMA is working with local, state and other federal agencies to provide assistance to residents and business affected by recent foods. Photo by Patsy Lynch/FEMA

    Manitou Springs, CO after the flood

    Photo by Patsy Lynch
    Manitou Springs, CO September 21, 2013--A small road in Manitou Springs is still closed due to damage from recent flooding in the area. FEMA is working with local, state and other federal agencies to provide assistance to residents and business affected by recent foods. Photo by Patsy Lynch/FEMA
  • Manitou Springs, CO September 21, 2013--The road that lead to Cave of the Winds was damaged by flood waters. The Manitou Springs area was badly damaged because of recent flooding in the area. FEMA is working with local, state and other federal agencies to provide assistance to residents and business affected by recent foods. Photo by Patsy Lynch/FEMA

    Flooding in Manitou Springs, CO

    Photo by Patsy Lynch
    Manitou Springs, CO September 21, 2013--The road that lead to Cave of the Winds was damaged by flood waters. The Manitou Springs area was badly damaged because of recent flooding in the area. FEMA is working with local, state and other federal agencies to provide assistance to residents and business affected by recent foods. Photo by Patsy Lynch/FEMA
  • Manitou Springs, Colo., September 21, 2013 -- Sand bags and debris line the streets in Manitou Springs, CO. The Manitou Springs area was badly damaged because of recent flooding in the area. FEMA is working with local, state and other federal agencies to provide assistance to residents and business affected by recent foods. Photo by Patsy Lynch/FEMA

    Flooding in Manitou Springs, CO

    Photo by Patsy Lynch
    Manitou Springs, Colo., September 21, 2013 -- Sand bags and debris line the streets in Manitou Springs, CO. The Manitou Springs area was badly damaged because of recent flooding in the area. FEMA is working with local, state and other federal agencies to provide assistance to residents and business affected by recent foods. Photo by Patsy Lynch/FEMA
  • Manitou Springs, CO September 21, 2013-- Roads were badly damage in the  Manitou Springs, CO area due to flooding. FEMA is working with local, state and other federal agencies to provide assistance to residents and business affected by recent foods. Photo by Patsy Lynch/FEMA

    Flooding in Manitou Springs, CO

    Photo by Patsy Lynch
    Manitou Springs, CO September 21, 2013-- Roads were badly damage in the Manitou Springs, CO area due to flooding. FEMA is working with local, state and other federal agencies to provide assistance to residents and business affected by recent foods. Photo by Patsy Lynch/FEMA
  • Denver, CO, September 21, 2013--Daniel Llagues, a  FEMA Multilingual Public Information Officer (PIO) address the residents attending a special event at the Mexican Consulate.  FEMA is working with the Mexican Government and other agencies  to assist legal residents who may have been affected by the recent floods in the area.  Photo by Patsy Lynch/FEMA

    FEMA reaching residents impacted by flooding

    Photo by Patsy Lynch
    Denver, CO, September 21, 2013--Daniel Llagues, a FEMA Multilingual Public Information Officer (PIO) address the residents attending a special event at the Mexican Consulate. FEMA is working with the Mexican Government and other agencies to assist legal residents who may have been affected by the recent floods in the area. Photo by Patsy Lynch/FEMA
  • Manitou Springs, CO September 21, 2013-- Renee Bafalis, a FEMA Public Information Officer talks to a resident in Manitou Springs, CO.   The Manitou Springs area was badly damaged because of recent flooding in the area. FEMA is working with local, state and other federal agencies to provide assistance to residents and business affected by recent foods. Photo by Patsy Lynch/FEMA

    FEMA responds to recent flooding

    Photo by Patsy Lynch
    Manitou Springs, CO September 21, 2013-- Renee Bafalis, a FEMA Public Information Officer talks to a resident in Manitou Springs, CO. The Manitou Springs area was badly damaged because of recent flooding in the area. FEMA is working with local, state and other federal agencies to provide assistance to residents and business affected by recent foods. Photo by Patsy Lynch/FEMA
  • Evergreen, Colo., September 23,2013 -- The Evergreen National Bank parking lot sustained damaged due to recent flooding. The town of Evergreen sustained serious flooding which resulted large sections of the downtown area roads to be damaged. Photo by Patsy Lynch/FEMA

    Colorado Recovers from Flooding

    Photo by Patsy Lynch
    Evergreen, Colo., September 23,2013 -- The Evergreen National Bank parking lot sustained damaged due to recent flooding. The town of Evergreen sustained serious flooding which resulted large sections of the downtown area roads to be damaged. Photo by Patsy Lynch/FEMA
  • First Lego League participants from Al Hamra Academy, in Massachusetts, present  their shelter solution for earthquake survivors to FEMA Region I staff.

    Presenting Shelter Solution for Earthquake Survivors

    Photo by Eilis Maynard
    First Lego League participants from Al Hamra Academy, in Massachusetts, present their shelter solution for earthquake survivors to FEMA Region I staff.
  • First Lego League participants from Al Hamra Academy, in Massachusetts, present their shelter solution for earthquake survivors to FEMA Region I staff.

    Presenting Shelter Solution for Earthquake Survivors

    Photo by Eilis Maynard
    First Lego League participants from Al Hamra Academy, in Massachusetts, present their shelter solution for earthquake survivors to FEMA Region I staff.
  • <p>Michigan&nbsp;residents&nbsp;recover from the August 2014 flooding with AmeriCorps teams providing debris removal and clean-up assistance to their damaged homes.</p>

    AmeriCorps Helps Michigan Flood Survivors Recover

    Video by Sandy Jasmund

    Michigan residents recover from the August 2014 flooding with AmeriCorps teams providing debris removal and clean-up assistance to their damaged homes.

  • <p>Individuals present for the Oso slide anniversary placed mementos and flowers in near the site to remember loved ones.&nbsp; The slide occured in March 2014, four miles east of Oso, Washington.&nbsp; 49 homes were effected by the slide and 43 people were killed.</p>

    Oso Slide Memorials

    Photo by Erin Ward

    Individuals present for the Oso slide anniversary placed mementos and flowers in near the site to remember loved ones.  The slide occured in March 2014, four miles east of Oso, Washington.  49 homes were effected by the slide and 43 people were killed.

  • <p>Marysville Fire, and K-9 Search &amp; Rescue were in attendance for the Oso Slide anniversary ceremony in March 2015.&nbsp;The ceremony paid respect to those&nbsp;effected&nbsp;by the slide in 2014.</p>

    Oso Slide Anniversary Ceremony

    Photo by Erin Ward

    Marysville Fire, and K-9 Search & Rescue were in attendance for the Oso Slide anniversary ceremony in March 2015. The ceremony paid respect to those effected by the slide in 2014.

  • <p>A crowd gathered for the one year anniversary of the Oso Slide.&nbsp; The slide site lies behind the crowd in the background.</p>

    Oso Slide Anniversary Ceremony (2)

    Photo by Erin Ward

    A crowd gathered for the one year anniversary of the Oso Slide.  The slide site lies behind the crowd in the background.

  • <p>FEMA staff Rachael Norris reconnects with a Search &amp; Rescue canine that helped with the response at the Oso slide last year.&nbsp; The slide was declared a national disaster by Barack Obama.&nbsp; Residents were adivsed to apply for aid from FEMA, due to damage costs which reached $10 million.</p>

    Oso Slide Anniversary Ceremony (3)

    Photo by Erin Ward

    FEMA staff Rachael Norris reconnects with a Search & Rescue canine that helped with the response at the Oso slide last year.  The slide was declared a national disaster by Barack Obama.  Residents were adivsed to apply for aid from FEMA, due to damage costs which reached $10 million.

  • <p>A crowd gathered to observe a moment of silence to honor the 43 people who lost their lives in the slide a year ago March 22, 2014.</p>

    Oso Slide Anniversary Ceremony (4)

    Photo by Erin Ward

    A crowd gathered to observe a moment of silence to honor the 43 people who lost their lives in the slide a year ago March 22, 2014.