Florida – September 2017 Hurricane Irene

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DHS-FEMA in Anniston, AL – where we took training, were outfitted with equipment and practiced enrolling people for FEMA housing and recovery aid

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Our ‘wave’ of about 150 details getting trained. We were wave 4 for hurricane Harvey, to be sent to Houston. We were redirected to Tallahassee Florida to wait for Irene instead. 16 waves of about 200 ended up being deployed after Puerto Rico was hit by Maria.
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Convention center in Tallahasse – home sweet home while Irene passed overhead

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Our team of about a dozen was assigned to register storm victims for FEMA aid in Clay County, FL, southwest of Jacksonville and west of St. Augustine. Above, meeting with County emergency management to scope out areas to visit.

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Morning muster at the coffee shop planning the route for the day
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Along tidal-inland rivers, the water ran deep. To the rood of these homes, already on stilts.

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Baptist church relief center. Private voluntary agencies responded immediately.
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Registering a storm victim for FEMA aid in his doughnut shop.

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Registrations took place in libraries, and town halls. Our FEMA team is on the left wall
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Some houses got wet. Others right next door, none!
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Holding a short web-cast for DHS news

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