Posted by: Public Affairs
Since the deadly tornadoes and severe storms struck parts of the country, FEMA began mobilizing people and resources to support several states in which entire communities were devastated by some of the most powerful tornadoes ever seen. As we work with our local, state, and Federal partners, here are some photos from the past few days:
President Barack Obama talks with Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Craig Fugate to discuss the continuing federal disaster relief efforts for areas affected by the devastating severe storms and tornadoes that struck the Southeast this week, during a phone call in the Oval Office, April 28, 2011. President Obama visited damaged areas and disaster survivors in Alabama on April 29.
Montgomery, AL, April 30, 2011 -- FEMA Mobile Command Operations Vehicles deploying to hard hit areas to start the emerency assistance registration process for surviors in need.
Atlanta, GA, April 28, 2011 -- FEMA Deputy Administrator Rich Serino and Georgia Governor Nathan Deal in the Georgia Emergency Operations Center listen to a briefing from the state’s emergency management personnel on the damage from the tornados and storms that struck the southeast on April 27th.
Atlanta, GA, April 28, 2011 -- FEMA personnel at the Atlanta Distribution Center leave for Alabama in the MCOV's (Mobile Command Operations Vehicles) for deployment to help with recovery efforts after the devastating tornados ripped through the South.
Montgomery, AL, April 30, 2011 -- FEMA set up an Incident Support Base at Maxwell Airforce Base in Alabama to stage generators, water, Meals Ready to Eat, and other supplies that Alabama emergency management can direct where the need is and get them there quickly. FEMA's Bond Luddeke discusses logistics with an U.S. Airforce officer.
Atlanta, GA, April 28, 2011 -- FEMA personnel at the Atlanta Distribution Center secure generators to the trailer for deployment to Alabama to help with recovery efforts after the devastating tornados ripped through the South.
Atlanta, GA, April 28, 2011 -- FEMA personnel at the Atlanta Distribution Center load pallets of water onto truck trailers for deployment to Alabama to help with recovery efforts after the devastating tornados ripped through the South.
Smithfield, NC, April 29, 2011 -- American Red Cross disaster volunteers work at the state disaster headquarters and distribution center in Smithfield, North Carolina. The American Red Cross and FEMA are partnering to respond to the severe storms and deadly tornadoes that damaged or destroyed homes and businesses across North Carolina on April 16, 2011. More Photos from the American Red Cross
Montgomery, AL, April 30, 2011 -- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers personnel fuel and test the generators before deployment.
For the latest updates on our role, check out the Severe Storms / Tornadoes category on the blog.