As we've mentioned in previous blog posts, Tim Manning, Deputy Administrator for Protection and National Preparedness, was in Christchurch, New Zealand when the earthquake struck on February 22. Since the quake, Tim has been supporting U.S. officials as they assist in the ongoing earthquake response and recovery efforts.
At the request of the New Zealand government, the U.S. Agency for International Development deployed a Disaster Assistance Response Team, a team that includes the Los Angeles County Fire Department Urban Search and Rescue team, also known as California Task Force 2 (CA-TF2), to assist with the search and rescue efforts. For updates on the CA-TF2 team’s activities, find them on Facebook and Twitter.
Below are some photos of Tim - for the latest updates on the response and recovery, visit the New Zealand Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management.
Christchurch, New Zealand, February 25, 2011 -- Tim Manning, left, Deputy Administrator for Protection and National Preparedness at the Federal Emergency Management Agency, inspecting earthquake damage in Christchurch. Manning was in Christchurch attending a U.S.-N.Z. Partnership Forum when the earthquake struck. Manning, a first responder, immediately went to work with a local relief agency going door-to-door checking for structural integrity. FEMA/U.S. Embassy-New Zealand/Janine Burns
Christchurch, New Zealand, February 25, 2011 -- Tim Manning, left, Deputy Administrator for Protection and National Preparedness at the Federal Emergency Management Agency, working with the Red Cross in Christchurch. FEMA/U.S. Embassy-New Zealand/Janine Burns