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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Heavy equipment operators clear clears a passage to SE La. Complex Headquarters following Hurricane Katrina. Taken Sep 1, 2005 by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Heavy equipment operators clear clears a passage to SE La. Complex Headquarters following Hurricane Katrina. Taken Sep 1, 2005 by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS.
Greg Askins, Savannah NWR Prescribed fire specialist clears access road at SE La. Complex Headquarters following Hurricane Katrina. Taken Sep 1, 2005 by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS.
Greg Askins, Savannah NWR Prescribed fire specialist clears access road at SE La. Complex Headquarters following Hurricane Katrina. Taken Sep 1, 2005 by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS.
Convoy from Mississippi Sandhill Crane NWR, MS, to Lacombe , LA by Okefenokee NWR rapid response team for Hurricane Katrina response Sep 1, 2005 . Taken Sep 1, 2005 by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS.
Convoy from Mississippi Sandhill Crane NWR, MS, to Lacombe , LA by Okefenokee NWR rapid response team for Hurricane Katrina response Sep 1, 2005 . Taken Sep 1, 2005 by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS.
Convoy from Mississippi Sandhills Crane NWR, MS, to Lacombe , LA by Okefenokee NWR rapid response team for Hurricane Katrina response. Taken Sep 1, 2005 by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS.
Convoy from Mississippi Sandhills Crane NWR, MS, to Lacombe , LA by Okefenokee NWR rapid response team for Hurricane Katrina response. Taken Sep 1, 2005 by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS.
FWS plans attack to clear access roads blocked by scores of massive downed Oak and Pine Trees, some nearly three feet in diameter, knocked down by Hurricane Katrina’s powerful winds. Sep 1, 2005 . Taken Sep 1, 2005 by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS.
FWS plans attack to clear access roads blocked by scores of massive downed Oak and Pine Trees, some nearly three feet in diameter, knocked down by Hurricane Katrina’s powerful winds. Sep 1, 2005 . Taken Sep 1, 2005 by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS.
Sawyers clear access road at SE La. Complex Headquarters following Hurricane Katrina. Taken Sep 1, 2005 by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS.
Sawyers clear access road at SE La. Complex Headquarters following Hurricane Katrina. Taken Sep 1, 2005 by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS.
Ginger Corbin Fire Forestry Tech. Savanna NWR, clears a passage to SE La. Complex Headquarters following Hurricane Katrina. Taken Sep 1, 2005 by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS.
Ginger Corbin Fire Forestry Tech. Savanna NWR, clears a passage to SE La. Complex Headquarters following Hurricane Katrina. Taken Sep 1, 2005 by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS.
Destroyed covered walkway at SE La. Complex Headquarters following Hurricane Katrina. Taken Sep 1, 2005 by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS.
Destroyed covered walkway at SE La. Complex Headquarters following Hurricane Katrina. Taken Sep 1, 2005 by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS.
Tree removal at SE La. Complex Headquarters following Hurricane Katrina. Taken Sep 1, 2005 by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS.
Tree removal at SE La. Complex Headquarters following Hurricane Katrina. Taken Sep 1, 2005 by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS.
Bruce Mitchel, Heavy Equipment operator, Big Branch March NWR, clears access road at SE La. Complex Headquarters following Hurricane Katrina. Taken Sep 1, 2005 by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS
Bruce Mitchel, Heavy Equipment operator, Big Branch March NWR, clears access road at SE La. Complex Headquarters following Hurricane Katrina. Taken Sep 1, 2005 by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Heavy equipment operators and sawyers clear clear a passage to SE La. Complex Headquarters following Hurricane Katrina. Taken Sep 1, 2005 by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Heavy equipment operators and sawyers clear clear a passage to SE La. Complex Headquarters following Hurricane Katrina. Taken Sep 1, 2005 by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS.
Damage to Sea Plane support facility, Big Branch Marsh NWR, Sep 1, 2005.
Damage to Sea Plane support facility, Big Branch Marsh NWR, Sep 1, 2005.
Damaged garage facility at Sea Plane support facility, Big Branch Marsh NWR following Hurricane Katrina. Taken Sep 1, 2005 by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS
Damaged garage facility at Sea Plane support facility, Big Branch Marsh NWR following Hurricane Katrina. Taken Sep 1, 2005 by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS
Kan Litzenberger, Southeast Louisiana Complex Manager, inspects damage at Sea Plane support facility, Big Branch Marsh NWR following Hurricane Katrina. Taken Sep 1, 2005 by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS
Kan Litzenberger, Southeast Louisiana Complex Manager, inspects damage at Sea Plane support facility, Big Branch Marsh NWR following Hurricane Katrina. Taken Sep 1, 2005 by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS
Oil sheen on parking lot of damaged Sea Plane support facility, Big Branch Marsh NWR following Hurricane Katrina. Taken Sep 1, 2005 by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS
Oil sheen on parking lot of damaged Sea Plane support facility, Big Branch Marsh NWR following Hurricane Katrina. Taken Sep 1, 2005 by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS
Kan Litzenberger, Southeast Louisiana Complex Manager, inspects damage at Sea Plane support facility, Big Branch Marsh NWR following Hurricane Katrina. Taken Sep 1, 2005 by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS
Kan Litzenberger, Southeast Louisiana Complex Manager, inspects damage at Sea Plane support facility, Big Branch Marsh NWR following Hurricane Katrina. Taken Sep 1, 2005 by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS
Inside Damaged facility at Sea Plane support facility, Big Branch Marsh NWR following Hurricane Katrina. Tidal surge swept in debris damaging and destroying contents. Taken Sep 1, 2005 by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS
Inside Damaged facility at Sea Plane support facility, Big Branch Marsh NWR following Hurricane Katrina. Tidal surge swept in debris damaging and destroying contents. Taken Sep 1, 2005 by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS
Inside Damaged facility at Sea Plane support facility, Big Branch Marsh NWR following Hurricane Katrina. Tidal surge swept in debris damaging and destroying contents. Taken Sep 1, 2005 by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS
Inside Damaged facility at Sea Plane support facility, Big Branch Marsh NWR following Hurricane Katrina. Tidal surge swept in debris damaging and destroying contents. Taken Sep 1, 2005 by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS
Dead fresh water fish at Sea Plane support facility, Big Branch Marsh NWR following Hurricane Katrina. Taken Sep 1, 2005 by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS
Dead fresh water fish at Sea Plane support facility, Big Branch Marsh NWR following Hurricane Katrina. Taken Sep 1, 2005 by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS
Dead large mouth bass (next to FWS boot) at Sea Plane support facility, Big Branch Marsh NWR following Hurricane Katrina. Taken Sep 1, 2005 by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS
Dead large mouth bass (next to FWS boot) at Sea Plane support facility, Big Branch Marsh NWR following Hurricane Katrina. Taken Sep 1, 2005 by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS
Fish and Wildlife inspects damage along Lake Road , at Sea Plane support facility, Big Branch Marsh NWR following Hurricane Katrina. Taken Sep 1, 2005 by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS
Fish and Wildlife inspects damage along Lake Road , at Sea Plane support facility, Big Branch Marsh NWR following Hurricane Katrina. Taken Sep 1, 2005 by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS
Initial sludge flow of mud and water. Photo by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS
Initial sludge flow of mud and water. Photo by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS
72,000 gallons per minute dicharging from pumps. Pumps were only accessible on Sep 7, 2005. FWS started them up to reduce flooding hazzard. Photo by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS
72,000 gallons per minute discharging from pumps. Pumps were only accessible on Sep 7, 2005. FWS started them up to reduce flooding hazard. Photo by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS
Twin discharge pipes at Bayou Sauvage NWR. Two other pumps had been flooded and will not be operationsal without significant work. Photo by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS
Twin discharge pipes at Bayou Sauvage NWR. Two other pumps had been flooded and will not be operational without significant work. Photo by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS
Ms. Sandhill Crane NWR removed debris at Base Support site. Photo by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS
Ms. Sandhill Crane NWR removed debris at Base Support site. Photo by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS
Blocked entrance to Southeast La. Headquarters complex. Photo by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS
Blocked entrance to Southeast La. Headquarters complex. Photo by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS
FWS Sawyers & heavy equipment clears road. Photo by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS
FWS Sawyers & heavy equipment clears road. Photo by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS
Rocky Chesser, Okefenokee NWR, clears county road in Lacombe , La. Photo by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS
Rocky Chesser, Okefenokee NWR, clears county road in Lacombe , La. Photo by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS
Damaged carport at Southeast La. Headquarters complex. Photo by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS
Damaged carport at Southeast La. Headquarters complex. Photo by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS
FWS Crews open up roads and parking for Louisiana Heart Hospital , Lacombe , La. Photo by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS
FWS Crews open up roads and parking for Louisiana Heart Hospital , Lacombe , La. Photo by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS
FWS helps Louisiana Heart Hospital recover. Photo by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS
FWS helps Louisiana Heart Hospital recover. Photo by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS
Incident Command sets up at Southeast La. Headquarters complex. Photo by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS
Incident Command sets up at Southeast La. Headquarters complex. Photo by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS
FWS helps Louisiana Heart Hospital recover. Photo by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS
FWS helps Louisiana Heart Hospital recover. Photo by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS
More heavy equipment comes to support the disaster relief efforts. Photo by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS
More heavy equipment comes to support the disaster relief efforts. Photo by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS
Damaged Semi Trailer. Photo by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS
Damaged Semi Trailer. Photo by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS
Debris piled from storm surge on the dyke for Bayou Sauvage
Debris piled from storm surge on the dyke for Bayou Sauvage. Photo by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS
Beached boat in wetlands outside of Irish Isle, near New Orleans East. Photo by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS
Beached boat in wetlands outside of Irish Isle, near New Orleans East. Photo by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS
Beached boat nosed into swamp at Irish Isle. Photo by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS
Beached boat nosed into swamp at Irish Isle. Photo by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS
Dan Parker inspects pumps at Bayou Sauvage. Two of four Pumps survived flood. Kicking out 72,000 gal per min. to help reduce flooding at Bayou Sauvage & New Orleans East.Photo by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS
Dan Parker inspects pumps at Bayou Sauvage. Two of four Pumps survived flood. Kicking out 72,000 gal per min. to help reduce flooding at Bayou Sauvage & New Orleans East. Photo by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS
First burst of muck on Sep 7, 2005 to help drain floodwaters at Bayou Sauvage, La. Photo by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS
First burst of muck on Sep 7, 2005 to help drain floodwaters at Bayou Sauvage, La. Photo by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS
Flood gate at Highway 11 at Irish Isle, entering New Orleans East area. Floodwaters reportedly reached the top of this gate, but did not go over the top. Photo by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS
Flood gate at Highway 11 at Irish Isle, entering New Orleans East area. Floodwaters reportedly reached the top of this gate, but did not go over the top. Photo by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS
Debris at Bayou Sauvage NWR. Tons were scattered along the Northern, Southeastern and Southern boundaries, including boats, housing roofs, icechests, and 55 gallon drums with unknown contents. Photo by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS
Debris at Bayou Sauvage NWR. Tons were scattered along the Northern, Southeastern and Southern boundaries, including boats, housing roofs, ice chests, and 55 gallon drums with unknown contents. Photo by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS
Water gauge at Bayou Sauvage NWR. Gauge is not visible or useable as it is completely flooded. Photo by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS
Water gauge at Bayou Sauvage NWR. Gauge is not visible or useable as it is completely flooded. Photo by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS
Dan Parker stakes out a simple measuring stick at flood water line to check on water level. The flood waters dropped about 5 inches in two days once the pumps. Photo by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS
Dan Parker stakes out a simple measuring stick at flood water line to check on water level. The flood waters dropped about 5 inches in two days once the pumps. Photo by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS
Alligator eyes Dan Parker 100 yards away as he walks through floodwaters on submerged dock at Bayou Sauvage NWR after Hurricane Katrina. Dan was covered by Law Enforcement personnel throughout his time in the water. Photo by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS
Alligator eyes Dan Parker 100 yards away as he walks through floodwaters on submerged dock at Bayou Sauvage NWR after Hurricane Katrina. Dan was covered by Law Enforcement personnel throughout his time in the water. Photo by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS
Rail at Bayou Sauvage NWR. Photo by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS
Rail at Bayou Sauvage NWR. Photo by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS
Law Enforcement personnel from various states establish checkpoint at Highway 11 where is meets New Orleans . Photo by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS
Law Enforcement personnel from various states establish checkpoint at Highway 11 where is meets New Orleans . Photo by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS
Debris pile on Highway 11 bridge. Photo by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS
Debris pile on Highway 11 bridge. Photo by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS
Robert Oliveria, Resident Agent-in-Charge, FWS Law Enforcement, after conducting boat search and rescue operations in New Orleans . He and other agents rescued an F-15 pilot and his assistant from an overturned boat when they were attempting to rescue crew from a helicopter that crashed into a flooded house’s roof. All escaped without serious injury.Photo by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS
Robert Oliveria, Resident Agent-in-Charge, FWS Law Enforcement, after conducting boat search and rescue operations in New Orleans . He and other agents rescued an F-15 pilot and his assistant from an overturned boat when they were attempting to rescue crew from a helicopter that crashed into a flooded house’s roof. All escaped without serious injury. Photo by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS
Special Agent Kevin Wood, Arkansas , after conducting boat search and rescue operations in New Orleans . He and other agents rescued an F-15 pilot and his assistant from an overturned boat when they were attempting to rescue crew from a helicopter that crashed into a flooded house’s roof. All escaped without serious injury. Photo by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS
Special Agent Kevin Wood, Arkansas , after conducting boat search and rescue operations in New Orleans . He and other agents rescued an F-15 pilot and his assistant from an overturned boat when they were attempting to rescue crew from a helicopter that crashed into a flooded house’s roof. All escaped without serious injury. Photo by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS
FWS Spokeperson Tom MacKenzie at FEMA daily news conference in Baton Rouge , Sep 8, 2005. Photo by Nice Reporter
FWS Spokesperson Tom MacKenzie at FEMA daily news conference in Baton Rouge , Sep 8, 2005. Photo by Nice Reporter
Chopper lands at FEMA Emergency headquarters facility in Baton Rouge , LA. Photo by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS
Chopper lands at FEMA Emergency headquarters facility in Baton Rouge , LA. Photo by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS
Two Huey Helicopters orbit FEMA in Baton Rouge LA Photo by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS
Two Huey Helicopters orbit FEMA in Baton Rouge LA Photo by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS
Blackhawk helicopter at FEMA. Photo by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS
Blackhawk helicopter at FEMA. Photo by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS
Dam Parker, Maintenance Tech for Southeast Louisiana Refuges complex pilots airboat to check on pumps on Sep 9, 2005. Photo by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS
Dam Parker, Maintenance Tech for Southeast Louisiana Refuges complex pilots airboat to check on pumps on Sep 9, 2005. Photo by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS
Dead raccoon on eastern levee near FWS pump site. Photo by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS
Dead raccoon on eastern levee near FWS pump site. Photo by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS
Damaged shrimp boats on channel leading to Venetian Isle, New Orleans Sep 9, 2005. Photo by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS
Damaged shrimp boats on channel leading to Venetian Isle, New Orleans Sep 9, 2005. Photo by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS
Debris hanging from trees twenty feet above normal water line in Bayou Sauvage NWR, near Venetian Isle, New Orleans. Photo by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS
Debris hanging from trees twenty feet above normal water line in Bayou Sauvage NWR, near Venetian Isle, New Orleans. Photo by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS
Beached barge near Venetian Isle, New Orleans. Photo by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS
Beached barge near Venetian Isle, New Orleans. Photo by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS
Debris hanging from trees twenty feet above normal water line in Bayou Sauvage NWR, near Venetian Isle, New Orleans. Photo by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS
Debris hanging from trees twenty feet above normal water line in Bayou Sauvage NWR, near Venetian Isle, New Orleans. Photo by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS
Destroyed house at Venetian Isle, New Orleans. Photo by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS
Destroyed house at Venetian Isle, New Orleans. Photo by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS
Destroyed house at Venetian Isle, New Orleans . House was lifted off its’ mooring and floated across the channel. Photo by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS
Destroyed house at Venetian Isle, New Orleans . House was lifted off its’ mooring and floated across the channel. Photo by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS
Empty lot where house was torn from its pilings and beached across the canal. Photo by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS
Empty lot where house was torn from its pilings and beached across the canal. Photo by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS
Dan Parker (top), Tom MacKenzie, Media Relations Chief, Atlanta, GA Ray Rabalais, FWS Law Enforcement Officer, White River NWR, AR conduct damage assessment of Bayou Sauvage NWR. Taken near Venitian Isle. Photo by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS
Dan Parker (top), Tom MacKenzie, Media Relations Chief, Atlanta, GA Ray Rabalais, FWS Law Enforcement Officer, White River NWR, AR conduct damage assessment of Bayou Sauvage NWR. Taken near Venitian Isle. Photo by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS
Jumble crab traps after H.K. (Hurricane Katrina). Photo by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS
Jumble crab traps after H.K. (Hurricane Katrina). Photo by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS
Dan Parker checks water level drop after two days of pumping. Water dropped about 5 inches. Flood waters may be two-three feet above normal. Photo by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS
Dan Parker checks water level drop after two days of pumping. Water dropped about 5 inches. Flood waters may be two-three feet above normal. Photo by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS
Hordes of relief and recovery equipment at North. Photo by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS
Hordes of relief and recovery equipment at North Shore, LA. Photo by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS
Beached boat on Southern levy of Bayou Sauvage NWR Photo by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS
Beached boat on Southern levy of Bayou Sauvage NWR Photo by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS
Glen Stratton, Merritt Island NWR, supervises FWS crew at Bay St. louis, Ms. clearing flood control canals of rubble. Photo by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS
Glen Stratton, Merritt Island NWR, supervises FWS crew at Bay St. louis, Ms. clearing flood control canals of rubble. Photo by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS

Excavation working in Bay St. Louis, MS. Photo by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS
 Red Cross, National Guard, Sheriffs department and doctors and workers from the Louisiana Heart Hospital as well as Emergency relief workers from the St. Tammany parish eating at the temporary dining facility set up in a former classroom.  Sep 6, 2005 Photo by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS
Red Cross, National Guard, Sheriffs department and doctors and workers from the Louisiana Heart Hospital as well as Emergency relief workers from the St. Tammany parish eating at the temporary dining facility set up in a former classroom. Sep 6, 2005 Photo by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS
Arve Austad, Oslo, Norway,(left) Eivind Spiten, Oslo, Norway (center) & Jens Cloersen, Bergin, Norway (right)  support Hurricane Katrina relief operations.  International Red Cross members from Norway, France, Germany, and Belgium (and probably many more countries) were housed at the Southeast Louisiana Refuges Complex headquarters where they also had showers and laundry services provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.  Sep 12, 2005 Photo by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS
Arve Austad, Oslo, Norway,(left) Eivind Spiten, Oslo, Norway (center) & Jens Cloersen, Bergin, Norway (right) support Hurricane Katrina relief operations. International Red Cross members from Norway, France, Germany, and Belgium (and probably many more countries) were housed at the Southeast Louisiana Refuges Complex headquarters where they also had showers and laundry services provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Sep 12, 2005 Photo by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS
Red Cross worker at Southeast Louisiana Refuges Complex headquarters. Sep 11, 2005  photo by Bud Oliveira, USFWS
Red Cross worker at Southeast Louisiana Refuges Complex headquarters. Sep 11, 2005 photo by Bud Oliveira, USFWS
Bunks for Red Cross workers at Southeast Louisiana Refuges Complex headquarters. Sep 11, 2005 photo by Bud Oliveira, USFWS
Bunks for Red Cross workers at Southeast Louisiana Refuges Complex headquarters. Sep 11, 2005 photo by Bud Oliveira, USFWS

James Harris, USFWS Wildlife Biologist points out  2 of 5 cavity trees destroyed in one group off Boy Scout Road, Big Branch Marsh NWR.  Additional surveys still need to be done, but significant tree damage will hinder those efforts.
James Harris, USFWS Wildlife Biologist points out 2 of 5 cavity trees destroyed in one group off Boy Scout Road, Big Branch Marsh NWR. Additional surveys still need to be done, but significant tree damage will hinder those efforts.

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