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  • FEMA Federal Coordinating Officer Philip E. Parr, center, speaks during a meeting with state and local officials during a Prattsville Recovery Executive Meeting on the towns recovery efforts.
  • Administrator Craig Fugate answers questions from children via video-teleconference for Bring Your Kids to Work Day
  • Mary Hudak of FEMA Region IV presents a photo to a group of emergency managers from Korea. The group attended briefings and toured the Regional Response Coordination Center.
  • FEMA Region IX IMAT deployed to the State of Nevada Emergency Operation Center (EOC) for the Simple Truth Exercise. The exercise was played on three consecutive days with the State of Nevada, Region IX Regional Support Team (RST) and Region IX Incident Management Assistance Team (IMAT).
  • Hazard Mitigation Specialists sharing information in damaged counties to instruct rebuilders about safer rebuilding techniques.
  • Make sure your weather radio is properly set so you will be notified if severe weather alerts are issued in your area.
  • A photo of a cat and a "Preparing Your Pets for Emergencies" brochure.
  • A FEMA For Kids workshop at a school in New York.
  • Preliminary Damage Assessment teams fanned out across the Dallas Fort Worth area in the aftermath of the Tuesday tornadoes.
  • A home destroyed by a tornado in Tennessee.
  • Survivors start the process of applying for disaster assistance with a FEMA Individual Assistance Specialist at a newly opened Disaster Recovery Center in Tennessee.
  • An eerial view of Burlington, North Dakota inundated with flood waters from the Souris River.


October 15, 2012
Editor's Note: The views expressed by Bob Boyd do not necessarily represent the official views of the United States, the Department of Homeland Security, or the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
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