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Forest Hills, N.Y., April 15, 2013 -- Strategy and Messaging Specialist, David Hasemyer is the winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize award for national affairs.  David is part of the InsideClimate News Team that did a seven month investigative report on the Kalamazoo River oil spill of 2010.  Ashley Andujar/FEMA

Forest Hills, N.Y., April 15, 2013 -- Strategy and Messaging Specialis...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2013-04-15 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Ashley Andujar City/State: Forest Hills, NY Disasters: New York Hurricane Sandy (DR-4085) Disaster Types: ... More

Seaford, N.Y., Dec. 3, 2012 -- Hurricane Sandy survivor Mike Hanly shows how high the water came on his furnace. FEMA is working with various partners including federal, state local and tribal governments, voluntary faith-based and community-based organizations, along with the private sector, to assist residents impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Howard Greenblatt/FEMA

Seaford, N.Y., Dec. 3, 2012 -- Hurricane Sandy survivor Mike Hanly sho...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2012-12-03 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Howard Greenblatt City/State: Seaford, NY Disasters: New York Hurricane Sandy (DR-4085) Disaster Types: Fl... More

New York, N.Y., Dec. 6, 2012 -- Restoration services are provided by private entities in Downtown Manhattan one month after the flooding caused by Hurricane Sandy.  FEMA can provide supplemental assistance for State and Local Government based on their recovery expenses.  Ashley Andujar/FEMA

New York, N.Y., Dec. 6, 2012 -- Restoration services are provided by p...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2012-12-06 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Ashley Andujar City/State: New York, NY Disasters: New York Hurricane Sandy (DR-4085) Disaster Types: Floo... More

Islip, N.Y., Nov. 20, 2012 -- Food stacked up in auditorium of the Islip Town Hall awaiting distribution to survivors of Hurricane Sandy. FEMA is working with various partners, including federal, state, local and tribal governments, voluntary faith-based and community-based organizations, along with the private sector, to assist residents impacted by Hurricane Sandy.Photo b Ed Edahl/FEMA

Islip, N.Y., Nov. 20, 2012 -- Food stacked up in auditorium of the Isl...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2012-11-20 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Ed Edahl City/State: Islip, NY Keywords: Recovery ^ sandy ^ Tropical Storm ^ disaster relief ^ hurricane de... More

Rockaway Point, N.Y., Nov. 9, 2012 -- FEMA working with multiple Disaster Recovery Agencies in Rockaway Point, NY. FEMA is working with many partners including federal, state, local and tribal governments, voluntary faith-based and community-based organizations along with the private sector to assist residents impacted by Hurricane Sandy.  Rick Stout / FEMA

Rockaway Point, N.Y., Nov. 9, 2012 -- FEMA working with multiple Disas...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2012-11-09 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Rick Stout City/State: Rockaway Point, NY Keywords: agencies multiple Rockaway ^ agencies ^ Rockaway ^ mult... More

Oceanside, N.Y., Nov. 12, 2012 -- FEMA Community Relations Assist, Inform, Report - AIR team member Margie Floyd assists local volunteers (shown here with Bonnie Giebfried) with distribution of FEMA provided disaster supplies to help Hurricane Sandy survivors. George Armstrong/FEMA

Oceanside, N.Y., Nov. 12, 2012 -- FEMA Community Relations Assist, Inf...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2012-11-12 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: George Armstrong City/State: Oceanside, NY Keywords: NY_4085_ CR AIR: volunteer IA ^ IA ^ CR ^ NY_4085_ ^ A... More

Long Beach, N.Y., Nov. 14, 2012 -- The American Red Cross is known for providing various types of assistance to people around the world. In the New York area, they are providing food, blankets, housing, and meals on wheels to people who are unable to cook or get to a food source. Walt Jennings/FEMA

Long Beach, N.Y., Nov. 14, 2012 -- The American Red Cross is known for...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2012-11-14 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Walter Jennings City/State: Long Beach, NY Keywords: Assistance ^ Storm ^ Home ^ Recovery ^ Disaster ^ Floo... More

Breezy Point, N.Y., Nov. 14, 2012 -- In the wake of Hurricane Sandy debris and destruction can be seen in and around the houses in Breezy Point, N.Y. Over 100 houses burned to the ground as flood waters isolated the community from fireman. Hurricane Sandy was the largest Atlantic hurricane on record and caused the most damage in New York and New Jersey Oct. 29, 2012.  (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Ryan J. Courtade/Released)

Breezy Point, N.Y., Nov. 14, 2012 -- In the wake of Hurricane Sandy de...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2012-11-14 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Ryan Courtade City/State: Breezy Point, NY Keywords: Hurricane Sandy HurricaneSandy Courtade FA760 DR-4085-... More

Staten Island, N.Y., Nov. 14, 2012 -- Damaged homes and cars mark the path of Hurricane Sandy's flood waters. Impacted residents are recovering with help from neighbors, volunteers, and FEMA disaster assistance.  FEMA/Tim Burkitt

Staten Island, N.Y., Nov. 14, 2012 -- Damaged homes and cars mark the ...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2012-11-14 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Tim Burkitt City/State: Staten Island, NY Disasters: New York Hurricane Sandy (DR-4085) Disaster Types: Fl... More

Seaford, N.Y., Nov. 11, 2012 -- Hurricane Sandy deposited this boat in a resident's back yard. FEMA Community Relations staff is on the ground in Seaford to inform survivors that they may be eligible for disaster assistance. Howard Greenblatt/FEMA

Seaford, N.Y., Nov. 11, 2012 -- Hurricane Sandy deposited this boat in...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2012-11-11 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Howard Greenblatt City/State: Seaford, NY Disasters: New York Hurricane Sandy (DR-4085) Disaster Types: Fl... More

Long Beach, N.Y., Nov. 10, 2012 -- Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) representative Michael Clay informs Hurricane Sandy survivor and Long Beach, N.Y. resident Tom Kolb, of how to take advantage of FEMA's services. FEMA, Border Patrol, TSA and ICE visited homes to inform residents of FEMA services as part of the Federal Surge Crisis Response

Long Beach, N.Y., Nov. 10, 2012 -- Immigration and Customs Enforcement...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2012-11-10 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Eliud Echevarria (Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Patrick Ratcliff/Released) City/State: Lo... More

Rockaway Beach, N.Y., Dec. 11, 2012 --  Emergency generators sit abandoned after being submerged in the Hurricane Sandy water surge. FEMA public  assistance will often help finance generators to public entities and for public  infrastructure. Ed Edahl/FEMA

Rockaway Beach, N.Y., Dec. 11, 2012 -- Emergency generators sit aband...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2012-12-11 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Ed Edahl City/State: Rockaway Beach, NY Disasters: New York Hurricane Sandy (DR-4085) Disaster Types: Floo... More

Garden City, N.Y., Nov. 24, 2012 -- Trees along house numbers 49 and 51 Locust Street in Garden City, NY await cleanup after falling from winds from Hurricane Sandy, November 24, 2012. FEMA is working with various partners including federal, state local and tribal governments, voluntary faith-based and community-based organizations, along with the private sector, to assist residents impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Chris Kleponis/ FEMA

Garden City, N.Y., Nov. 24, 2012 -- Trees along house numbers 49 and 5...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2012-11-24 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Chris Kleponis City/State: Garden City, NY Keywords: FEMA Tropical Storm Sandy Flooding Disaster Relief Hur... More

New York, N.Y., Dec. 6, 2012 -- One month after Hurricane Sandy, buildings in Downtown Manhattan still rely on portable power generators and businesses and residents remain displaced.  Downtown Manhattan suffered extensive water damage after after Hurricane Sandy.  FEMA can provide supplemental assistance for Local and State government based on recovery expenses.  Ashley Andujar/FEMA

New York, N.Y., Dec. 6, 2012 -- One month after Hurricane Sandy, build...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2012-12-06 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Ashley Andujar City/State: New York, NY Disasters: New York Hurricane Sandy (DR-4085) Disaster Types: Floo... More

Oyster Bay, N.Y., Nov. 21, 2012 -- Debris is piled outside a home in Oyster Bay New York as a result of Hurricane Sandy. FEMA is working with state and local officials to assist residents who were affected by Hurricane Sandy. Howard Greenblatt/FEMA

Oyster Bay, N.Y., Nov. 21, 2012 -- Debris is piled outside a home in O...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2012-11-21 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Howard Greenblatt City/State: Oyster Bay, NY Disasters: New York Hurricane Sandy (DR-4085) Disaster Types:... More

Far Rockaways, N.Y., Dec. 13, 2012 -- Flood damaged homes in Far Rockaways, New York. The community was impacted by storm surge from Hurricane Sandy. FEMA's Individuals and Households Program helps hurricane survivors with  housing assistance funds after a Federally declared disaster. Andrea Booher/FEMA

Far Rockaways, N.Y., Dec. 13, 2012 -- Flood damaged homes in Far Rocka...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2012-12-13 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Andrea Booher City/State: Far Rockaways, NY Keywords: FEMA ^ hurricane sandy ^ Individual assistance ^ Dama... More

Far Rockaways, N.Y., Dec. 13, 2012 -- Roxbury Fire Chief, Richard Colleran from the Roxbury Volunteer Fire Station and FEMA External Affairs Liaison, Barbie Pritchard look at flood damaged homes in Far Rockaways, New York. The community was impacted by storm surge from Hurricane Sandy. FEMA's Individuals and Households Program helps hurricane survivors with  housing assistance funds after a Federally declared disaster. Andrea Booher/FEMA

Far Rockaways, N.Y., Dec. 13, 2012 -- Roxbury Fire Chief, Richard Coll...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2012-12-13 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Andrea Booher City/State: Far Rockaways, NY Keywords: FEMA ^ hurricane sandy ^ Individual assistance ^ Dama... More

New York, N.Y., Dec. 11, 2012 -- FEMA Federal Coordinating Officer Michael Byrne, second from right, and State Department of Financial Services, Senior Advisor to the Superintendent, Martin Schwartzman, second from left, talk to local residents after a town  hall meeting held with local, state and federal officials at public school 277, to discuss issues surrounding the  Gerritson Beach community.   Residents who have not yet applied for assistance and were impacted by Hurricane Sandy are encouraged to apply for assistance.  Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

New York, N.Y., Dec. 11, 2012 -- FEMA Federal Coordinating Officer Mic...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2012-12-11 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Jocelyn Augustino City/State: New York, NY Disasters: New York Hurricane Sandy (DR-4085) Disaster Types: H... More

Rockaway, N.Y., Nov. 11, 2012 -- Matt Ordway and his two sons from Southbury, Connecticut, drove down in the morning to help out residents who were affected by Hurricane Sandy. FEMA plays a vital role supporting State, Tribal and local governments as they respond to the impacts of Hurricane Sandy. Photo by Elissa Jun/FEMA

Rockaway, N.Y., Nov. 11, 2012 -- Matt Ordway and his two sons from Sou...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2012-11-11 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Elissa Jun City/State: Rockaway, NY Keywords: Debris ^ hurricane sandy ^ Volunteering ^ Far Rockaway Disas... More

New York, N.Y., Dec. 1, 2012 -- FEMA Corps member Wiley Cruz, left, gets her legged examined by Louis Barquin, medic, HM3, aboard the Training Ship Empire State VI, docked on the East River at the foot of the Throgs Neck Bridge.  The ship has been used for accommodations for volunteers who have come to help with recovery efforts to Hurricane Sandy.  Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

New York, N.Y., Dec. 1, 2012 -- FEMA Corps member Wiley Cruz, left, ge...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2012-12-01 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Jocelyn Augustino City/State: New York, NY Keywords: Hurricane Disasters: New York Hurricane Sandy (DR-408... More

Coney Island, N.Y., Nov. 20, 2012 -- FEMA Community Relations Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Specialists, Eric Phillipson and Rossy Rey speak in Russian to Hurricane Sandy survivor about his recovery needs. The LEP strategic strike team was assigned to the Russian community on Coney Island, New York in response to the needs of people affected by Hurricane Sandy. Andrea Booher/FEMA

Coney Island, N.Y., Nov. 20, 2012 -- FEMA Community Relations Limited ...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2012-11-20 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Andrea Booher City/State: Coney Island, NY Keywords: FEMA ^ New York ^ Community Relations ^ Coney Island ^... More

Brooklyn, N.Y., Dec. 1, 2012 -- Federal Coordinating Officer Michael Byrne, standing, talks to Applicant Program Service Specialists at the Disaster Recovery Center that has been set up at the local IKEA to assist residents impacted by Hurricane Sandy.  Residents are encouraged to visit the center to register for assistance if they have not done so, or to visit if they have questions regarding their applications or to get information about other programs for which they may be available. Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

Brooklyn, N.Y., Dec. 1, 2012 -- Federal Coordinating Officer Michael B...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2012-12-01 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Jocelyn Augustino City/State: Brooklyn, NY Keywords: Hurricane Disasters: New York Hurricane Sandy (DR-408... More

Far Rockaways, N.Y., Dec. 13, 2012 -- These homes sustained flood damaged in Far Rockaways, New York. The community was impacted by storm surge from Hurricane Sandy. FEMA's Individuals and Households Program helps hurricane survivors with  housing assistance funds after a Federally declared disaster. Andrea Booher/FEMA

Far Rockaways, N.Y., Dec. 13, 2012 -- These homes sustained flood dama...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2012-12-13 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Andrea Booher City/State: Far Rockaways, NY Keywords: FEMA ^ hurricane sandy ^ Individual assistance ^ Dama... More

New York, N.Y., Dec. 3, 2012 -- Local residents receive temporary housing information at a New York City Restoration Centers in the Bronx,  which is partnered with FEMA at local Disaster Recovery Centers to assist residents impacted by Hurricane Sandy.  The centers are set up to provide residents with information about applying for FEMA assistance and to get information about other programs that may be available if impacted by the storm.  There is additional information at the centers for Food and Nutrition Assistance, NYC Rapid Repairs, Health and Medical Benefits, Business Restoration, Counseling Services, Financial Assistance and Personal Records and Information.  Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

New York, N.Y., Dec. 3, 2012 -- Local residents receive temporary hous...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2012-12-03 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Jocelyn Augustino City/State: New York, NY Disasters: New York Hurricane Sandy (DR-4085) Disaster Types: H... More

Chestnut Ridge, N.Y., Dec. 15, 2012 -- FEMA is providing public assistance for clean up and recovery to municipalities affected by Hurricane Sandy. Town of Ramapo Tree and Mulch Operation at the Saddle River Pool, in Chestnut Ridge, NY. Andre R. Aragon/FEMA

Chestnut Ridge, N.Y., Dec. 15, 2012 -- FEMA is providing public assist...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2012-12-15 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Andre R Aragon City/State: Chestnut Ridge, NY Disasters: New York Hurricane Sandy (DR-4085) Disaster Types... More

Rockaway, N.Y., Nov. 11, 2012 -- Various agencies working together in recovery effort after the disaster. FEMA plays a vital role supporting State, Tribal and local governments as they respond to the impacts of Hurricane Sandy. Photo by Elissa Jun/FEMA

Rockaway, N.Y., Nov. 11, 2012 -- Various agencies working together in ...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2012-11-11 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Elissa Jun City/State: Rockaway, NY Keywords: hurricane sandy ^ Far Rockaway Disasters: New York Hurricane... More

Queens, N.Y., Nov. 15, 2012 -- A FEMA Intergovernmental Affairs Specialist, speaks to Alexander Romanov, Director of Federal-State Russian Airmobile Rescue Service, Moscow, during a tour of FEMA's DR-4085 Joint Field Office (JFO) in Queens, New York. Following the onslaught of Hurricane Sandy, FEMA coordinates its work in New York at the FEMA JFO in Queens and supports state, local, tribal and volunteer agencies in their disaster response activities. FEMA also welcomes the cooperation and assistance of international experts such as the Russian Airmobile Rescue Service who are familiar with disaster response techniques needed to assist communities in need of relief.  Photo by Christopher Mardorf/FEMA

Queens, N.Y., Nov. 15, 2012 -- A FEMA Intergovernmental Affairs Specia...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2012-11-15 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Christopher Mardorf City/State: Queens, NY Keywords: Russian Airmobile Rescue Service DR-4085 Queens New Yo... More

Rockaway, N.Y., Nov. 9, 2012 -- Fire ravaged neighborhood in  Rockaway Beach. FEMA is working with many partners including federal, state, local and tribal governments, voluntary faith-based and community-based organizations along with the private sector to assist residents impacted by Hurricane Sandy.  Eliud Echevarria / FEMA

Rockaway, N.Y., Nov. 9, 2012 -- Fire ravaged neighborhood in Rockaway...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2012-11-09 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Eliud Echevarria City/State: Rockaway, NY Keywords: Recovery ^ Fire ^ Disaster ^ Hurricane ^ House ^ FEMA ^... More

New York, N.Y., Dec. 3, 2012 -- Department of Motor Vehicle employee Shuntel Marina, takes back license plates from residents who have lost their cars due to Hurricane Sandy.  The makeshift office has been set up in Breezy Point  at the local combined New York City Restoration Center and Disaster Recovery Center due to Hurricane Sandy.  Residents who lost their license may also come to the facility for assistance.  Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

New York, N.Y., Dec. 3, 2012 -- Department of Motor Vehicle employee S...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2012-12-03 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Jocelyn Augustino City/State: New York, NY Disasters: New York Hurricane Sandy (DR-4085) Disaster Types: H... More

Long Island, N.Y., Dec. 3, 2012 -- These gas tanks are ready for disposal. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) prepare chemicals for disposal in orphan containers found in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Hurricane Sandy moved hundreds of hazardous chemical containers from homes and businesses into the marshland. FEMA has assigned EPA with the mission of collecting and disposing the chemicals. Eliud Echevarria / FEMA

Long Island, N.Y., Dec. 3, 2012 -- These gas tanks are ready for dispo...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2012-12-03 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Eliud Echevarria City/State: Long Island, NY Keywords: Hazard ^ Hurricane ^ FEMA ^ floods ^ sandy ^ New Yor... More

Breezy Point, N.Y., Nov. 12, 2012 -- Aerial view of homes that were ravaged by fire in the community of Breezy Point, New York as a result of Hurricane Sandy. The area also received widespread flooding and power outages. Andrea Booher/FEMA

Breezy Point, N.Y., Nov. 12, 2012 -- Aerial view of homes that were ra...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2012-11-12 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Andrea Booher City/State: Breezy Point, NY Keywords: Damage ^ Flooding ^ Aerial ^ New York ^ hurricane sand... More

Long Beach, N.Y., Sept. 12, 2013 -- In November 2012, Hurricane Sandy destroyed the city's historic boardwalk. By November 2013, the construction of a stronger and safer boardwalk will be complete. K.C.Wilsey/FEMA

Long Beach, N.Y., Sept. 12, 2013 -- In November 2012, Hurricane Sandy ...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2013-06-28 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Kenneth Wilsey Disasters: New York Hurricane Sandy (DR-4085) Disaster Types: Coastal Storm ^ Flooding ^ Hur... More

New York, N.Y., Dec. 3, 2012 -- A New York City Restoration Center in the Bronx,  which is partnered with FEMA's  Disaster Recovery Center is open to assist residents impacted by Hurricane Sandy. The centers are set up to provide residents with information about applying for FEMA assistance and to get information about other programs that may be available if impacted by the storm.  There is additional information at the centers for Food and Nutrition Assistance, NYC Rapid Repairs, Health and Medical Benefits, Business Restoration, Counseling Services, Financial Assistance and Personal Records and Information. Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

New York, N.Y., Dec. 3, 2012 -- A New York City Restoration Center in ...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2012-12-03 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Jocelyn Augustino City/State: New York, NY Disasters: New York Hurricane Sandy (DR-4085) Disaster Types: H... More

Breezy Point, N.Y., Oct. 31, 2012 -- A FEMA Community Relations worker talks to a resident of Breezy Point in the Rockaway area near New York City who is in need of local and federal aid as a result of damage caused by Hurricane Sandy. FEMA community relations workers go house to house talking to residents about the various ways FEMA is in their community to help them.  Walt Jennings/FEMA

Breezy Point, N.Y., Oct. 31, 2012 -- A FEMA Community Relations worker...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2012-10-31 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Walter Jennings City/State: Breezy Point, NY Keywords: Assistance ^ Storm ^ Home ^ Recovery ^ Disaster ^ Fl... More

New York, N.Y., Dec. 3, 2012 -- A local resident checks in at a  New York City Restoration Center in the Bronx,  which is partnered with FEMA at local Disaster Recovery Centers to assist residents impacted by Hurricane Sandy.   The centers are set up to provide residents with information about applying for FEMA assistance and to get information about other programs that may be available if impacted by the storm.  There is additional information at the centers for Food and Nutrition Assistance, NYC Rapid Repairs, Health and Medical Benefits, Business Restoration, Counseling Services, Financial Assistance and Personal Records and Information.  Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

New York, N.Y., Dec. 3, 2012 -- A local resident checks in at a New Y...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2012-12-03 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Jocelyn Augustino City/State: New York, NY Disasters: New York Hurricane Sandy (DR-4085) Disaster Types: H... More

Seaford, N.Y., Nov. 30, 2012 -- Following the devastation left by Hurricane Sandy, the owner of this home is having it raised to help decrease the chances of future disaster damage. FEMA's mitigation program helps reduce losses that may result from natural disasters. Howard Greenblatt/FEMA

Seaford, N.Y., Nov. 30, 2012 -- Following the devastation left by Hurr...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2012-11-30 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Howard Greenblatt City/State: Seaford, NY Disasters: New York Hurricane Sandy (DR-4085) Disaster Types: Fl... More

Far Rockaway, N.Y., Nov. 19, 2012 -- Members of the Army National Guard wait as they are divided up into teams.  In response to Hurricane Sandy the New York National Guard spent the the day going door to door in Far Rockaway, N.Y., bring food and supplies to people left in need. Hurricane Sandy was the largest Atlantic hurricane on record and caused the most damage in New York and New Jersey Oct. 29, 2012.  (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Ryan J. Courtade/Released)

Far Rockaway, N.Y., Nov. 19, 2012 -- Members of the Army National Guar...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2012-11-19 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Ryan Courtade City/State: Far Rockaway, NY Keywords: Hurricane Sandy HurricaneSandy Courtade FA760 DR-4085-... More

Freeport, N.Y., Dec. 13, 2012 -- These appliances were ruined in the flooding which accompanied Hurricane Sandy. FEMA is working with state and local officials to assist residents who were affected by Hurricane Sandy. Howard Greenblatt/FEMA

Freeport, N.Y., Dec. 13, 2012 -- These appliances were ruined in the f...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2012-12-13 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Howard Greenblatt City/State: Freeport, NY Disasters: New York Hurricane Sandy (DR-4085) Disaster Types: F... More

Coney Island, N.Y., Nov. 25, 2012 -- FEMA Community Relations Limited English Proficiency (LEP) specialists, Eric Phillipson and Rossy Rey assist Russian hurricane survivor, Knana Letner with her special disaster related needs. The LEP strategic strike team was assigned to the Russian community in Coney Island, New York in response to Hurricane Sandy. Andrea Booher/FEMA

Coney Island, N.Y., Nov. 25, 2012 -- FEMA Community Relations Limited ...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2012-11-25 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Andrea Booher City/State: Coney Island, NY Disasters: New York Hurricane Sandy (DR-4085) Disaster Types: F... More

Sheepshead Bay, N.Y., Dec. 20, 2012 -- Sandra Bradshaw, left, and Joe Bertrand, right, community relations specialists, explain  FEMA programs which might help the survivors. Community relations speciaists  often provide the personal contact which opens the door to outside help.Ed Edahl/FEMA

Sheepshead Bay, N.Y., Dec. 20, 2012 -- Sandra Bradshaw, left, and Joe ...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2012-12-20 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Ed Edahl City/State: Sheepshead Bay, NY Keywords: Storm ^ sandy ^ Community Relations ^ 4085 ^ Sheepshead B... More

Sheepshead Bay, N.Y., Dec. 20, 2012 -- Katya Khizhnyak, a FEMA Russian language  interpreter, listens to Zoya Lyamchenko describe the damage to her home in Sheepshead Bay. FEMA provides a multitude of language services to  survivors. Ed Eahl/FEMA

Sheepshead Bay, N.Y., Dec. 20, 2012 -- Katya Khizhnyak, a FEMA Russian...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2012-12-20 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Ed Edahl City/State: Sheepshead Bay, NY Keywords: Flood ^ sandy ^ 4085 ^ russian ^ Sheepshead Bay Disaster... More

Far Rockaway, N.Y., Nov. 19, 2012 -- Members of the Army National Guard load trucks as they prepare to hand out supplies to people in need.  In response to Hurricane Sandy the New York National Guard spent the the day going door to door in Far Rockaway, N.Y. Hurricane Sandy was the largest Atlantic hurricane on record and caused the most damage in New York and New Jersey Oct. 29, 2012.  (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Ryan J. Courtade/Released)

Far Rockaway, N.Y., Nov. 19, 2012 -- Members of the Army National Guar...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2012-11-19 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Ryan Courtade City/State: Far Rockaway, NY Keywords: Hurricane Sandy HurricaneSandy Courtade FA760 DR-4085-... More

New York, N.Y., Dec. 7, 2012 --TSA Surge Force member Cheryl Seminara, left, of the Surge Capacity Force Individual Assistance call center speaks to FEMA Federal Coordinating Officer Michael Byrne, second from left, TSA Administrator John Pistole, right, and TSA Federal Security Director and head of the TSA Support center, John Della Jacono, second from right,and other team members  at the Individual Assistance Surge Force call center located at FEMA's Joint Field Office. The Surge force volunteers are making call outs to individuals who have expressed additional needs when calling to apply for assistance.  Residents impacted by Hurricane Sandy are encouraged to apply for assistance through FEMA.Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

New York, N.Y., Dec. 7, 2012 --TSA Surge Force member Cheryl Seminara,...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2012-12-07 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Jocelyn Augustino City/State: New York, NY Disasters: New York Hurricane Sandy (DR-4085) Disaster Types: H... More

Staten Island, N.Y., Nov. 19, 2012 -- Department of Homeland Security employees, who volunteered for FEMA community relations,  inform Hurricane Sandy survivor and Rockaway Beach, N.Y. resident  of how to take advantage of FEMA's services. FEMA teamed-up with various other federal agencies to visit homes to inform residents of FEMA services as part of the Federal Surge Community Relations. (Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Patrick Ratcliff, USN/Released)

Staten Island, N.Y., Nov. 19, 2012 -- Department of Homeland Security ...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2012-11-19 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Patrick Ratcliff City/State: Staten Island, NY Keywords: Patrick Ratcliff MC3 Ratcliff USN FEMA DHS ^ FEMA ... More

Staten Island, N.Y., Dec. 4, 2012 -- The remnants of this home which was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy on October 29, 2012. The owner nearly lost her life when the storm surge from Hurricane Sandy swept through her home on Staten Island. the homeowner received disaster assistance from FEMA, which along with the state, local government and volunteer organizations, provides disaster assistance to disaster survivors of catastrophic events such as Hurricane Sandy. Photo by Christopher Mardorf / FEMA

Staten Island, N.Y., Dec. 4, 2012 -- The remnants of this home which w...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2012-12-04 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Christopher Mardorf City/State: Staten Island, NY Keywords: FEMA ^ Debris ^ beach ^ New York ^ hurricane sa... More

Freeport, N.Y., Nov. 28, 2012 -- FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate, left, speaks to  to Mayor Andrew Hardwick, second from left, Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano, next to him and Commissioner of the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES), Jerome M. Hauer during a meeting with local officials. Administrator Fugate was in the area to meet with local officials to discuss recovery efforts from Hurricane Sandy.  Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

Freeport, N.Y., Nov. 28, 2012 -- FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate, left...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2012-11-28 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Jocelyn Augustino City/State: Freeport, NY Disasters: New York Hurricane Sandy (DR-4085) Disaster Types: H... More

Forest Hills, N.Y., Dec. 2, 2012 -- People from a variety of organizations assist survivors of Hurricane Sandy at the FEMA Call Center in the Joint Field Office in Forest Hills, N.Y. FEMA is working with various partners including federal, state local and tribal governments, voluntary faith-based and community-based organizations, along with the private sector, to assist residents impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Chris Kleponis/FEMA

Forest Hills, N.Y., Dec. 2, 2012 -- People from a variety of organizat...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2012-12-02 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Chris Kleponis City/State: Forest Hills, NY Keywords: FEMA Tropical Storm Sandy Flooding Recovery DR-4085 H... More

Staten Island, N.Y., Nov. 7, 2012 -- FEMA Deputy Administrator Rich Serino visits the Massachusetts Maritme Ship TS Kennedy which is supplying berthing quarters for DHS Federal Employees who have come out to volunteer and work in areas impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

Staten Island, N.Y., Nov. 7, 2012 -- FEMA Deputy Administrator Rich Se...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2012-11-07 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Jocelyn Augustino City/State: Staten Island, NY Disasters: New York Hurricane Sandy (DR-4085) Disaster Typ... More

Long Beach, N.Y., Nov. 14, 2012 -- At FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) #14, this FEMA Mobile Disaster Recovery Vehicle (MDRC) is providing telecommunication services. DRC's provide many disaster services at one location and the MDRC facilitates computer and telephone services at the DRC to help eligible Hurricane Sandy survivors.  George Armstrong/FEMA

Long Beach, N.Y., Nov. 14, 2012 -- At FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (D...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2012-11-14 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: George Armstrong City/State: Long Beach, NY Keywords: DRC MDRC IA SBA ^ SBA ^ DRC ^ IA ^ MDRC Disasters: N... More

Island Park, N.Y., Nov. 30, 2012 -- Small Business Administration Customer Service Representative Linda Mosley, assists a local resident at a Disaster Recovery Center. The center has been set up to help residents register for assistance or to come and talk to a specialist to get information on what programs are available if they were impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

Island Park, N.Y., Nov. 30, 2012 -- Small Business Administration Cust...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2012-11-30 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Jocelyn Augustino City/State: Island Park, NY Disasters: New York Hurricane Sandy (DR-4085) Disaster Types... More

Breezy Point, N,Y., August 5, 2013 -- About 350 of the more than 2,800 homes in Breezy Point were completely destroyed by the fires or flood surges caused by Hurricane Sandy. Ten months after Sandy, about 60 percent of the community has returned. K.C.Wilsey/FEMA

Breezy Point, N,Y., August 5, 2013 -- About 350 of the more than 2,800...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2012-11-14 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Kenneth Wilsey Disasters: New York Hurricane Sandy (DR-4085) Disaster Types: Coastal Storm ^ Flooding ^ Hur... More

Coney Island, N.Y., Nov. 24, 2012 -- FEMA Community Relations Teams on the ground delivering information to survivors of Hurricane Sandy in the Coney Island area. FEMA is working with state and local officials to assist residents who were affected by Hurricane Sandy. Chris Ragazzo/FEMA

Coney Island, N.Y., Nov. 24, 2012 -- FEMA Community Relations Teams on...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2012-11-24 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Christopher Ragazzo City/State: Coney Island, NY Keywords: CR Community Realtions Coney Island FEMA Hurrica... More

New York, N.Y., Dec. 10, 2012 -- FEMA Deputy Administrator of Protection and National Preparedness, Timothy Manning, talks with ESF-15 Director Mark Peterson, second from left, News Desk Specialist Ed Conley, second from right and Hannah Vick, AE-JIC, right, at the  Joint Field Office.  Manning met with members of different departments to get feed back on activities happening in response to Hurricane Sandy.  Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

New York, N.Y., Dec. 10, 2012 -- FEMA Deputy Administrator of Protecti...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2012-12-10 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Jocelyn Augustino City/State: New York, NY Disasters: New York Hurricane Sandy (DR-4085) Disaster Types: H... More

Harlem, N.Y., Dec. 23, 2012 -- Carlos Tinoco (left) and Alexandra McClurkin (right), members of FEMA's Community Relations team, share information about jobs FEMA is hiring for, from communication specialists to community planners to translators to environmental specialists.  As of today, there are over 100+ positions in different areas that FEMA is looking to fill with qualified candidates.  All New Yorkers who meet the qualifications and requirements are encouraged to apply.  For a list of positions, visit http://newyork.us.jobs and enter FEMA in the search box.  Community Relations teams also share information about disaster assistance resources and answer questions from storm survivors

Harlem, N.Y., Dec. 23, 2012 -- Carlos Tinoco (left) and Alexandra McCl...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2012-12-23 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Florence Ward City/State: Harlem, NY Disasters: New York Hurricane Sandy (DR-4085) Disaster Types: Hurrica... More

Coney Island, N.Y., Nov. 20, 2012 -- FEMA Community Relations Limited English Proficiency (LEP) specialist, Rossy Rey speaks to hurricane survivor, Baljit Singh about his disaster related needs. The LEP strategic strike team was assigned to Coney Island, New York to assess the needs of those affected by Hurricane Sandy. Andrea Booher/FEMA

Coney Island, N.Y., Nov. 20, 2012 -- FEMA Community Relations Limited ...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2012-11-20 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Andrea Booher City/State: Coney Island, NY Keywords: FEMA ^ New York ^ hurricane sandy ^ Community Relation... More

New York, N.Y., Nov. 9, 2012 --FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate, right, talks to Senator Charles Schumer, at NYU Langone Medical Center.  They came to view damage caused by Hurricane Sandy and were joined by the center's administrator's and senior officials.Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

New York, N.Y., Nov. 9, 2012 --FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate, right,...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2012-11-09 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Jocelyn Augustino City/State: New York, NY Disasters: New York Hurricane Sandy (DR-4085) Disaster Types: H... More

Rockaway, N.Y., Nov. 3, 2012 -- Piles of personal items are stacked outside of homes in the Rockaways. The area was impacted by Hurricane Sandy. FEMA is working with federal, state and local government officials to assist residents impacted by Hurricane Sandy.  Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

Rockaway, N.Y., Nov. 3, 2012 -- Piles of personal items are stacked ou...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2012-11-03 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Jocelyn Augustino City/State: Rockaway, NY Disasters: New York Hurricane Sandy (DR-4085) Disaster Types: H... More

N.Y., Nov. 16, 2012 --A home ripped open by Hurricane Sandy reveals a computer table hanging in the balance of a collapsed second story. FEMA is working with state and local officials to assist residents affected by Hurricane Sandy

N.Y., Nov. 16, 2012 --A home ripped open by Hurricane Sandy reveals a ...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2012-11-16 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Christopher Ragazzo City/State: NY Keywords: Flood ^ Damage ^ Storm ^ Hurricane ^ Rebuild ^ sandy ^ New Yor... More

Staten Island, N.Y., Dec. 20, 2012 -- The Army Corps of Engineers is removing the remains of a home in Staten Island, NY, which floated off of its foundation during Hurricane Sandy, and settled in the middle of the street, blocking through traffic. Only the second floor and attic remain after the storm. FEMA is providing public assistance funds to aid in the cleanup and restoration of Staten Island, NY neighborhoods affected by tidal surge storm damages. Andre R. Aragon/FEMA

Staten Island, N.Y., Dec. 20, 2012 -- The Army Corps of Engineers is r...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2012-12-20 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Andre R Aragon City/State: Staten Island, NY Disasters: New York Hurricane Sandy (DR-4085) Disaster Types:... More

Long Beach, N.Y., Nov. 7, 2012 -- Cars were buried in sand from Hurricane Sandy. The storm surge created widespread flooding, power outages and devastation on Long Beach, New York. FEMA is working with state and local officials to assist residents who were affected by Hurricane Sandy. Andrea Booher/FEMA

Long Beach, N.Y., Nov. 7, 2012 -- Cars were buried in sand from Hurric...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2012-11-07 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Andrea Booher City/State: Long Beach, NY Keywords: NY ^ hurricane sandy ^ Long Island ^ Long Beach ^ Cars b... More

New York, N.Y., Dec. 6, 2012 -- One month after Hurricane Sandy, buildings in Downtown Manhattan are still recovering from water damages.  FEMA can provide supplemental assistance for State and Local Government based on their recovery expenses.  Ashley Andujar/FEMA

New York, N.Y., Dec. 6, 2012 -- One month after Hurricane Sandy, build...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2012-12-06 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Ashley Andujar City/State: New York, NY Disasters: New York Hurricane Sandy (DR-4085) Disaster Types: Floo... More

Rockaway, N.Y., Nov. 3, 2012 --  FEMA Deputy Administrator Rich Serino, stops by a Verizon relief center tent at the local Disaster Recovery Center.  Verizon's partnership with FEMA assists people impacted by disasters by setting up locations that have telephones and computers so that residents can contact FEMA and apply for assistance.  Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

Rockaway, N.Y., Nov. 3, 2012 -- FEMA Deputy Administrator Rich Serino...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2012-11-03 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Jocelyn Augustino City/State: Rockaway, NY Disasters: New York Hurricane Sandy (DR-4085) Disaster Types: H... More

New York, N.Y., Dec. 14, 2012 -- Administrator Craig Fugate, second from left, listens to a briefing at Bellevue Hospital from senior staff, along with FEMA Federal Coordinating Officer Michael Byrne, right, and Commissioner of the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES), Jerome M. Hauer, left.  Administrator Fugate discussed the progress being made at the hospital after being impacted by Hurricane Sandy.  Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

New York, N.Y., Dec. 14, 2012 -- Administrator Craig Fugate, second fr...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2012-12-14 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Jocelyn Augustino City/State: New York, NY Disasters: New York Hurricane Sandy (DR-4085) Disaster Types: H... More

East Farmingdale, N.Y., Nov. 19, 2012 -- FEMA Corps team assembles for their morning briefing at Farmingdale Airport. FEMA Corps team members are working to assist residents impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Photo by Chris Ragazzo/FEMA

East Farmingdale, N.Y., Nov. 19, 2012 -- FEMA Corps team assembles for...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2012-11-19 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Christopher Ragazzo City/State: East Farmingdale, NY Keywords: Training ^ Kids ^ Airport ^ FEMA Corps ^ You... More

Freeport, N.Y., Nov. 10, 2012 -- Freeport Mayor, Andrew Hardwick  meets with community members of Freeport to assist with Hurricane Sandy related questions and issues. FEMA is working with many partners including federal, state, local and tribal governments, voluntary, faith-based and community-based organizations, and the private sector to assist residents impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Andrea Booher/FEMA

Freeport, N.Y., Nov. 10, 2012 -- Freeport Mayor, Andrew Hardwick meet...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2012-11-10 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Andrea Booher City/State: Freeport, NY Keywords: Damage ^ Flooding ^ Local Officials ^ New York ^ hurricane... More

New York, N.Y., Dec. 15, 2012 -- Flat Stanley and Flat Stella visit a FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) specialist who is discussing mitigation best practices with Hurricane Sandy survivors

New York, N.Y., Dec. 15, 2012 -- Flat Stanley and Flat Stella visit a ...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2012-12-15 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: David Hasemyer City/State: New York, NY Disasters: New York Hurricane Sandy (DR-4085) Disaster Types: Hurr... More

Staten Island, N.Y., Nov. 14, 2012 -- Hurricane Sandy survivors watch as what was once their possessions are now piles of debris being picked up for disposal. FEMA is providing disaster assistance to eligible individuals and state and local governments.   FEMA/Tim Burkitt

Staten Island, N.Y., Nov. 14, 2012 -- Hurricane Sandy survivors watch ...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2012-11-14 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Tim Burkitt City/State: Staten Island, NY Disasters: New York Hurricane Sandy (DR-4085) Disaster Types: Hu... More

breezy Point, N.Y., Nov. 14, 2012 -- In the wake of Hurricane Sandy debris and destruction can be seen in and around the houses in Breezy Point, N.Y. Over 100 houses burned to the ground as flood waters isolated the community from fireman. Hurricane Sandy was the largest Atlantic hurricane on record and caused the most damage in New York and New Jersey Oct. 29, 2012.  (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Ryan J. Courtade/Released)

breezy Point, N.Y., Nov. 14, 2012 -- In the wake of Hurricane Sandy de...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2012-11-14 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Ryan Courtade City/State: breezy Point, NY Keywords: Hurricane Sandy HurricaneSandy Courtade FA760 DR-4085-... More

Brooklyn, N.Y., Dec. 8, 2012 -- Debris from Hurricane Sandy litters the beach in Brooklyn, N.Y. FEMA is working with various partners including federal, state local and tribal governments, voluntary faith-based and community-based organizations, along with the private sector, to assist residents impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Chris Kleponis/FEMA

Brooklyn, N.Y., Dec. 8, 2012 -- Debris from Hurricane Sandy litters th...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2012-12-08 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Chris Kleponis City/State: Brooklyn, NY Keywords: FEMA Tropical Storm Sandy Flooding Recovery DR-4085 Hurri... More

New York, N.Y., Dec. 7, 2012 -- Transportation Security Administration Administrator John Pistole, left, talks to FEMA Federal Coordinating Officer Michael Byrne at the Individual Assistance Surge force call center located at FEMA's Joint Field Office. The Surge force volunteers are  making call outs to individuals who have expressed additional needs when calling to apply for assistance.  Residents impacted by Hurricane Sandy are encouraged to apply for assistance through FEMA.  Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

New York, N.Y., Dec. 7, 2012 -- Transportation Security Administration...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2012-12-07 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Jocelyn Augustino City/State: New York, NY Disasters: New York Hurricane Sandy (DR-4085) Disaster Types: H... More

Far Rockaway, N.Y., Dec. 19, 2012 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is continuing coordination of sand screening, sifting and remediation at Jacob Riis Park, in the New York City borough of Queens. FEMA is providing public assistance funds to aid in the cleanup and restoration of the Rockaways and Breezy Point, Queens, NY. Andre R. Aragon/FEMA

Far Rockaway, N.Y., Dec. 19, 2012 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers ...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2012-12-19 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Andre R Aragon City/State: Far Rockaway, NY Disasters: New York Hurricane Sandy (DR-4085) Disaster Types: ... More

Breezy Point, N.Y., Dec. 15, 2012 -- Fire Department City of New York (FDNY) volunteers assist residence in raising a Christmas tree on the remaining foundation of a home. FEMA is providing ongoing support and resources to the Queens, NY community. Andre R. Aragon/FEMA

Breezy Point, N.Y., Dec. 15, 2012 -- Fire Department City of New York ...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2012-12-15 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Andre R Aragon City/State: Breezy Point, NY Disasters: New York Hurricane Sandy (DR-4085) Disaster Types: ... More

Brooklyn, N.Y., Dec. 7, 2012 -- Marine Aphkhazava (left) interprets Georgian for Mzia Gogua (right) to Lorenzo Ogden, Jr. FEMA Hazard Mitigation Specialist, Community Education and Outreach (center) under a program in which FEMA brings in interpreters to assist non- English speakers affected by Hurricane Sandy at DRC# 51 in Brooklyn, NY, December 7, 2012. FEMA is working with various partners including federal, state local and tribal governments, voluntary faith-based and community-based organizations, along with the private sector, to assist residents impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Chris Kleponis/ FEMA

Brooklyn, N.Y., Dec. 7, 2012 -- Marine Aphkhazava (left) interprets Ge...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2012-12-07 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Chris Kleponis City/State: Brooklyn, NY Keywords: FEMA Tropical Storm Sandy Flooding Recovery DR-4085 Hurri... More

Rockaway, N.Y., Nov. 11, 2012 -- Medical professionals volunteers at YANA (You Are Not Alone) Medical Clinic (makeshift medical center set-up by Occupy Sandy) to provide medical care to those who were affected by Hurricane Sandy. FEMA plays a vital role supporting State, Tribal and local governments as they respond to the impacts of Hurricane Sandy. Photo by Elissa Jun/FEMA

Rockaway, N.Y., Nov. 11, 2012 -- Medical professionals volunteers at Y...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2012-11-11 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Elissa Jun City/State: Rockaway, NY Keywords: Volunteer ^ hurricane sandy ^ medical ^ Far Rockaway Disaste... More

Staten Island, N.Y., Nov. 3, 2012 -- Tanker trucks distribute fuel to residents in New York who were affected by Hurricane Sandy. The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) purchased up to 12 million gallons of unleaded fuel and up to 10 million gallons of diesel fuel for distribution in areas impacted by the storm to supplement ongoing private sector efforts.  Photo By Walt Jennings/FEMA

Staten Island, N.Y., Nov. 3, 2012 -- Tanker trucks distribute fuel to ...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2012-11-03 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Walter Jennings City/State: Staten Island, NY Disasters: New York Hurricane Sandy (DR-4085) Disaster Types... More

Fire Island, N.Y., Nov. 20, 2012 -- Boardwalks on Fire Island took a beating, as debris and sea water flooded the area. FEMA is working with state and local officials to assist residents who were affected by Hurricane Sandy. Chris Ragazzo/FEMA

Fire Island, N.Y., Nov. 20, 2012 -- Boardwalks on Fire Island took a b...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2012-11-20 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Christopher Ragazzo City/State: Fire Island, NY Keywords: Storm ^ Hurricane ^ sandy ^ homes ^ Fire Island ^... More

Queens, N.Y., Nov. 15, 2012 -- Tom Sargione, FEMA Operations Section Chief, speaks to Alexander Romanov, Director of Federal-State Russian Airmobile Rescue Service, Moscow, and Alexey Audeev, Deputy Director of International Cooperation Department EMERCOM of Russian, during a tour of FEMA's DR-4085 Joint Field Office in Queens, New York. Photo by Christopher Mardorf / FEMA

Queens, N.Y., Nov. 15, 2012 -- Tom Sargione, FEMA Operations Section C...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2012-11-15 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Christopher Mardorf City/State: Queens, NY Keywords: Russian Airmobile Rescue Service DR-4085 Queens New Yo... More

Staten Island, N.Y., Nov. 19, 2012 -- Department of Homeland Security employee, who volunteered and trained to be FEMA community relations specialists,  Shannon Arledge, informs Hurricane Sandy survivor and Rockaway Beach, N.Y. resident Margret Famiglietti of how to take advantage of FEMA's services. FEMA teamed-up with various other federal agencies to visit homes to inform residents of FEMA services as part of the Federal Surge Community Relations. (Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Patrick Ratcliff, USN/Released)

Staten Island, N.Y., Nov. 19, 2012 -- Department of Homeland Security ...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2012-11-19 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Patrick Ratcliff City/State: Staten Island, NY Keywords: Patrick Ratcliff MC3 Ratcliff USN FEMA DHS ^ FEMA ... More

Long Beach, N.Y., Nov. 24, 2012 -- Plumbers installing a water heater as part of the FEMA STEP Program. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in conjunction with state, local and tribal partners, is implementing a Sheltering and Temporary Essential Power (STEP) Program to help people get back into their homes quickly and safely. STEP assists State, local and tribal governments in performing work and services essential to saving lives, protecting public health and safety, and protecting property. The program funds certain necessary and essential measures to help restore power, heat and hot water to primary residences that could regain power through necessary and essential repairs. STEP can help residents safely shelter-in-place in their homes pending more permanent repairs. FEMA is working with many partners including federal, state, local and tribal governments, voluntary faith-based and community-based organizations along with the private sector to assist residents impacted by Hurricane Sandy.  Eliud Echevarria / FEMA

Long Beach, N.Y., Nov. 24, 2012 -- Plumbers installing a water heater ...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2012-11-24 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Eliud Echevarria City/State: Long Beach, NY Keywords: Assistance ^ Disaster ^ Hurricane ^ FEMA ^ Individual... More

Midland Beach, N.Y., Dec. 23, 2012 -- Jeffrey Barnoski, a member of FEMA's Community Relations team, looks at a map to situate himself, as he gets ready to talk with survivors about disaster assistance resources that are available.  Community Relations teams talk with individuals, business owners, organizations, associations, and anyone in the community who are Sandy survivors, to answer questions, share information, and to encourage those who haven't registered for assistance to apply online at www.disasterassistance.gov or by calling (800) 621-3362 / TTY (800) 462-7585

Midland Beach, N.Y., Dec. 23, 2012 -- Jeffrey Barnoski, a member of FE...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2012-12-23 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Lenean Carter City/State: Midland Beach, NY Disasters: New York Hurricane Sandy (DR-4085) Disaster Types: ... More

Islip, N.Y., Nov. 20, 2012 -- John and Robin Jedlicaa get expert guidance about their storm survivor issues.  FEMA is working with various partners, including federal, state, local and tribal governments, voluntary faith-based and community-based organizations, along with the private sector, to assist residents impacted by Hurricane Sandy.Photo b Ed Edahl/FEMA

Islip, N.Y., Nov. 20, 2012 -- John and Robin Jedlicaa get expert guida...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2012-11-20 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Ed Edahl City/State: Islip, NY Keywords: county ^ Town Hall ^ meeting ^ suffolk ^ 4085 ^ Farmingdale Disas... More

Coney Island, N.Y., Nov. 25, 2012 -- FEMA Community Relations Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Specialist, Rossy Rey assists  hurricane survivor, Marion Smith with her special health requirements. The LEP strategic strike team was assigned to the Russian community in Coney Island, New York to assess and assist with unmet needs after Hurricane Sandy. Andrea Booher/FEMA

Coney Island, N.Y., Nov. 25, 2012 -- FEMA Community Relations Limited ...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2012-11-25 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Andrea Booher City/State: Coney Island, NY Keywords: New York ^ hurricane sandy ^ Community Relations ^ Con... More

Rockaway, N.Y., Nov. 11, 2012 -- Burned down buildings from the fire due to Hurricane Sandy. FEMA plays a vital role supporting State, Tribal and local governments as they respond to the impacts of Hurricane Sandy. Photo by Elissa Jun/FEMA

Rockaway, N.Y., Nov. 11, 2012 -- Burned down buildings from the fire d...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2012-11-11 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Elissa Jun City/State: Rockaway, NY Keywords: Hurricane ^ sandy ^ Far Rockaway Disasters: New York Hurrica... More

Rockaway Point, N.Y., Nov. 9, 2012 -- FEMA Corps Team members assisting disaster survivors registering for federal assistance in Rockway. New York. FEMA is working with many partners including federal, state, local and tribal governments, voluntary faith-based and community-based organizations along with the private sector to assist residents impacted by Hurricane Sandy.  Rick Stout / FEMA

Rockaway Point, N.Y., Nov. 9, 2012 -- FEMA Corps Team members assistin...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2012-11-09 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Rick Stout City/State: Rockaway Point, NY Keywords: assistance DRC FEMA Corp Rockaway ^ Assistance ^ DRC ^ ... More

Far Rockaway, N.Y., Nov. 10, 2012 --FEMA Corps personnel assist disaster survivors at a FEMA Disaster Recovery Center in Far Rockaway, New York. FEMA and the State set up the center to assist the needs of hurricane survivors. Andrea Booher/FEMA

Far Rockaway, N.Y., Nov. 10, 2012 --FEMA Corps personnel assist disast...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2012-11-10 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Andrea Booher City/State: Far Rockaway, NY Keywords: Damage ^ Flooding ^ FEMA ^ DRC ^ New York ^ hurricane ... More

Brooklyn, N.Y., Nov. 28, 2012 -- Truckloads of vegetative debris arrives at Floyd Bennett Field to be burned in an air curtain by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. FEMA is working with various partners including federal, state local and tribal governments, voluntary faith-based and community-based organizations, along with the private sector, to assist residents impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Chris Kleponis/ FEMA

Brooklyn, N.Y., Nov. 28, 2012 -- Truckloads of vegetative debris arriv...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2012-11-28 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Chris Kleponis City/State: Brooklyn, NY Keywords: FEMA Tropical Storm Sandy Flooding Recovery DR-4085 Hurri... More

Rockaway, N.Y., Nov. 6, 2012 -- FEMA Deputy Administrator Rich Serino, left, talks with community relation teams that are out canvasing in neighborhoods impacted by Hurricane Sandy.  Residents impacted by the storm are encouraged to register with FEMA for potential assistance.  Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

Rockaway, N.Y., Nov. 6, 2012 -- FEMA Deputy Administrator Rich Serino,...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2012-11-06 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Jocelyn Augustino City/State: Rockaway, NY Disasters: New York Hurricane Sandy (DR-4085) Disaster Types: H... More

Fire Island, N.Y., Nov. 20, 2012 -- Homes on historic Fire Island took a beating, as homes were tossed about and moved from their foundations. FEMA is working with state and local officials to assist residents who were affected by Hurricane Sandy. Chris Ragazzo/FEMA

Fire Island, N.Y., Nov. 20, 2012 -- Homes on historic Fire Island took...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2012-11-20 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Christopher Ragazzo City/State: Fire Island, NY Keywords: Storm ^ Hurricane ^ sandy ^ homes ^ Fire Island ^... More

Staten Island, N.Y., Nov. 8, 2012 -- U.S. Marines arrive to Staten Island to assist in the disaster recovery efforts. FEMA is working with many partners including federal, state, local and tribal governments, voluntary faith-based and community-based organizations along with the private sector to assist residents impacted by Hurricane Sandy.  Eliud Echevarria/FEMA

Staten Island, N.Y., Nov. 8, 2012 -- U.S. Marines arrive to Staten Isl...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2012-11-08 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Eliud Echevarria City/State: Staten Island, NY Keywords: Flood ^ Disaster ^ Response ^ FEMA ^ Partnership ^... More

New York, N.Y., Nov. 4, 2012 -- FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate, left, speaks at a press conference with Governor Cuomo, center,  and Mayor Bloomberg.  The Governor gave an update on recovery operations for Hurricane Sandy.  Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

New York, N.Y., Nov. 4, 2012 -- FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate, left,...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2012-11-04 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Jocelyn Augustino City/State: New York, NY Disasters: New York Hurricane Sandy (DR-4085) Disaster Types: H... More

Queens, N.Y., Nov. 11, 2012 -- In response to Hurricane Sandy, the Natural Disaster Medical System team and U.S. Army National Guard deployed a Disaster Assistance Medical Team to Queens, N.Y. to assist residents with medical issues.  (Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Patrick Ratcliff USN/Released)

Queens, N.Y., Nov. 11, 2012 -- In response to Hurricane Sandy, the Nat...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2012-11-11 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Eliud Echevarria City/State: Queens, NY Keywords: FEMA ^ EMS ^ hurricane sandy ^ Queens ^ dmat ^ U.S. Army ... More

Queens, N.Y., Dec. 17, 2012 -- Federal Coordinating Officer, Michael Byrnes speak to employees. A New York Hurricane Sandy all hands meeting was held at Queens, New York to discuss all the work that FEMA has done in partnership with the state and different federal agencies. FEMA is working with many partners including federal, state, local and tribal governments, voluntary faith-based and community-based organizations along with the private sector to assist residents impacted by Hurricane Sandy.  Eliud Echevarria / FEMA

Queens, N.Y., Dec. 17, 2012 -- Federal Coordinating Officer, Michael B...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2012-12-17 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Eliud Echevarria City/State: Queens, NY Keywords: Disaster ^ Hurricane ^ FEMA ^ sandy ^ Personal ^ meeting ... More

Coney Island, N.Y., Nov. 20, 2012 -- FEMA Community Relations Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Specialist,  Rossy Rey speaks to Russian Hurricane survivor, Sura Lukatzki about his special needs. The LEP strategic strike team was assigned to the Russian community on Coney Island, New York in response to the needs of people affected by Hurricane Sandy. Andrea Booher/FEMA

Coney Island, N.Y., Nov. 20, 2012 -- FEMA Community Relations Limited ...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2012-11-20 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Andrea Booher City/State: Coney Island, NY Keywords: FEMA ^ New York ^ hurricane sandy ^ Community Relation... More

Long Beach, N.Y., Nov. 12, 2012 -- Aerial views of piles of debris near the water treatment plant in Long Island. Hurricane Sandy caused widespread flooding and destruction in Long Beach, New York. Andrea Booher/FEMA

Long Beach, N.Y., Nov. 12, 2012 -- Aerial views of piles of debris nea...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2012-11-12 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Andrea Booher City/State: Long Beach, NY Keywords: Damage ^ Flooding ^ Debris ^ New York ^ hurricane sandy ... More

Breezy Point, N.Y., Nov. 14, 2012 -- In the wake of Hurricane Sandy debris and destruction can be seen in and around the houses in Breezy Point, N.Y. Over 100 houses burned to the ground as flood waters isolated the community from fireman. Hurricane Sandy was the largest Atlantic hurricane on record and caused the most damage in New York and New Jersey Oct. 29, 2012.  (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Ryan J. Courtade/Released)

Breezy Point, N.Y., Nov. 14, 2012 -- In the wake of Hurricane Sandy de...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2012-11-14 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Ryan Courtade City/State: Breezy Point, NY Keywords: Hurricane Sandy HurricaneSandy Courtade FA760 DR-4085-... More

Queens, N.Y., Nov. 15, 2012 -- The Russian airmobile insignia of Alexander Romanov, Director of Federal-State Russian Airmobile Rescue Service, Moscow, who toured FEMA's DR-4085 Joint Field Office in New York. Following Hurricane Sandy, FEMA coordinates its work in New York at the JFO in Queens and supported state, local, tribal and volunteer agencies in their disaster response activities. FEMA welcomes the cooperation and assistance of international experts such as the Russian Airmobile Rescue Service who are familiar with disaster response techniques needed to assist communities in need of relief.  Photo by Christopher Mardorf / FEMA

Queens, N.Y., Nov. 15, 2012 -- The Russian airmobile insignia of Alexa...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2012-11-15 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Christopher Mardorf City/State: Queens, NY Keywords: Russian Airmobile Rescue Service DR-4085 Queens New Yo... More

Long Island, N.Y., Dec. 26, 2012 -- Disability Integration Advisor Mike Houston demonstrates iPad with accessibility features to Long Beach Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) Manager Carey Worthen. All FEMA DRCs are equipped with accessible communication equipment including iPads that offer Video Remote Interpreting. Video Remote Interpreting allows survivors who use American Sign Language to have a real-time video conference with a FEMA operator. Andre R. Aragon/FEMA

Long Island, N.Y., Dec. 26, 2012 -- Disability Integration Advisor Mik...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2012-12-26 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Andre R Aragon City/State: Long Island, NY Disasters: New York Hurricane Sandy (DR-4085) Disaster Types: C... More