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Photos of Whole-of-Government Sally, Wildfires Response

Release Date Release Number
HQ-20-274

WASHINGTON — FEMA continues close coordination with state, tribal and local governments for disaster response across the country, as the agency's administrator, Pete Gaynor, visited states impacted by recent fire and hurricane damage. President Trump approved a major disaster declaration for Alabama and emergency declarations for Alabama, Florida, Louisiana and Mississippi to provide federal assistance and coordinate disaster relief efforts across the Gulf Coast. Major disaster declarations were also declared for California and Oregon wildfire response. FEMA teams and disaster recovery resources are on the ground assisting with state recovery efforts. Residents in affected states should continue paying attention to their local emergency managers for safety instructions.

FEMA Administrator Sees Mitigation Results Firsthand in Alabama

FEMA Administrator Pete Gaynor sees mitigation results firsthand at the Lodge at Gulf State Park in Alabama after Hurricane Sally

GULF SHORES, Ala. (Sept. 20, 2020) – FEMA Administrator Pete Gaynor (3rd from left) sees first-hand the mitigation efforts that the Lodge at Gulf State Park took that prevented any structural damage from Hurricane Sally. The hotel was rebuilt using mitigation measures to help withstand future storms, after being totally destroyed by Hurricane Ivan in 2004.

FEMA photo by Robert Kaufmann

Line Crews Work to Restore Power in Alabama

line crew utility trucks work delivering replacement power poles to restore power in alabama

BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (Sept. 18, 2020) -- Crews deliver replacement power poles to Baldwin County, Alabama. Restoring power following Hurricane Sally is a critical priority and one of the first steps in community recovery.   

   FEMA photo by Alexis Hall

Line Crews Work to Restore Power in Alabama

line crews replace a power pole to restore power in alabama

BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (Sept. 18, 2020) -- Crews replace a power pole in Baldwin County, Alabama, following Hurricane Sally. Restoring electricity to homes and businesses is a critical priority and one of the first steps in community recovery.

FEMA photo by Alexis Hall

Supplies are Loaded at FEMA Distribution Center for Transport to Florida

Supplies are Loaded at FEMA Distribution Center for Transport to Florida to help Hurricane Sally survivors

ATLANTA (Sept. 19, 2020) – Tarps are loaded onto trucks at FEMA’s Distribution Center in Atlanta for transportation to Florida. These tarps will help Hurricane Sally survivors protect their homes.

FEMA photo Crystal Paulk-Buchanan

Search and Rescue Teams Scour Fire-Damaged Areas for Survivors

Search and Rescue Team with working dog Scours Fire-Damaged Areas of Oregon for Survivors

PHOENIX, Ore. (Sept. 19, 2020) -- A blend of FEMA Urban Search and Rescue teams from all over the United States complete searches of an area damaged by the Almeda Fire. Historic wildfires have left many people in Oregon homeless, with some still missing.

FEMA photo by David Yost

Search and Rescue Teams Scour Fire-Damaged Areas for Survivors

Search and Rescue Team canine Nyx Rests while Scouring Fire-Damaged Areas for Survivors in Oregon

PHOENIX, Ore. (Sept. 19, 2020) -- Nyx, a search and rescue canine working with a handler from a FEMA Urban Search and Rescue team from Colorado, rests after searching through damage caused by the Almeda Fire. Historic wildfires have left many people in Oregon homeless, with some still missing.

FEMA photo by David Yost

Historic Wildfires Leave Destruction in their Wake

Historic Wildfires Leave Destruction in their Wake -  wires in the sky over a burned-out truck and partial wall

PHOENIX, Ore. (Sept. 19, 2020) -- Damage caused by the Almeda Fire has displaced people in Jackson County, located in southern Oregon. Historic wildfires have left many people in Oregon homeless, with some still missing.

FEMA photos by David Yost

Historic Wildfires Leave Destruction in their Wake

Historic Wildfires Leave Destruction in their Wake – a dashboard bubbled and cracked from heat

PHOENIX, Ore. (Sept. 19, 2020) -- Damage caused by the Almeda Fire has displaced people in Jackson County, located in southern Oregon. Historic wildfires have left many people in Oregon homeless, with some still missing.

FEMA photos by David Yost

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Last updated September 22, 2020