Disaster Photo Library – FEMA

Abba, a certified avalanche rescue dog, digs out a victim in mock exercise on avalanche preparedness. Photo by Andrea Booher/ FEMA News Photo Lorie Howard, a FEMA representative, talks to residents affected by Hurricane Ivan. A Disaster Recovery Center has been set up to help residents affected by Hurricane Ivan. FEMA Photo/Jocelyn Augustino Volunteers from Mandelville, Slidell and Covington, Louisiana wind down after of day of providing between 3000-4000 meals to Warrington, FL residents affected by Hurricane Ivan. FEMA Photo/Mark Wolfe The sun streams through the dust cloud over the wreckage of the World Trade Center. Photo by Andrea Booher/ FEMA News Photo

The FEMA on line Photo Library contains more than 16,500 disaster related photographs made since 1989. The collection is composed almost entirely of declared disasters and there are also photographs from FEMA public events which have occurred in Washington, DC.

The photographs are of Hurricanes, Tornadoes, Floods, Typhoons, Fires, Avalanches, Ice Storms, Blizzards, World Trade Center and Pentagon Terrorist Attacks, Earthquakes, and the Columbia Space Shuttle Disaster.

There are several kinds of photographs in the collection:

These photographs are in the public domain and are not copyrighted. This photographic collection is added to during declared disasters when multiple additions occur daily.

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Urban Search and Rescue workers search for any survivors in a house that was destroyed by Hurricane Ivan. A thermal imaging unit is used in the search. FEMA Photo/Jocelyn Augustino Firefighters have wrapped a historic property and installed an emergency sprinkler system fed by 'pumpkin' tanks to protect it from the Big Turnaround Fire. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized four Fire Management Assistance Grants between April 18 and May 10, 2007, to help Georgia fight fires in four counties. Mark Wolfe/FEMA  A firefighter holds an elderly woman rescued from the floodwaters caused by Hurricane Katrina. The elderly made up a good percentage of those stranded by the storm. The City of New Orleans is being evacuated following hurricane Katrina. Photo by Win Henderson / FEMA photo Scarlet Yahn from the Truckee, California hand crew takes a break from clearing trees from roads in Granite Creek. Crews were directed to pull back from the Hopeful 2 fire because high winds caused the fire to run. Photo by Andrea Booher/FEMA

Last Modified: Monday, 19-Nov-2007 12:33:32 EST