Soldiers Assist in Flood Relief Efforts

By www.Army.milJune 17, 2008

Pfc. Chris Casciato helps civilians stranded by rapidly rising floodwaters in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, June 13, 2008. Soldiers throughout the Midwest are assisting with evacuations, search and rescue, security, sandbagging, generator support, providing emergency drinking water, removing debris and repairing damaged infrastructure.
1 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Pfc. Chris Casciato helps civilians stranded by rapidly rising floodwaters in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, June 13, 2008. Soldiers throughout the Midwest are assisting with evacuations, search and rescue, security, sandbagging, generator support, providing emergency drinking water, removing debris and repairing damaged infrastructure. (Photo Credit: Air Force Staff Sgt Oscar M. Sanchez-Alvarez) VIEW ORIGINAL
This is a view of downtown Cedar Rapids, Iowa, June 13, 2008. Soldiers throughout the Midwest are assisting with evacuations, search and rescue, security, sandbagging, generator support, providing emergency drinking water, removing debris and repairing damaged infrastructure.
2 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – This is a view of downtown Cedar Rapids, Iowa, June 13, 2008. Soldiers throughout the Midwest are assisting with evacuations, search and rescue, security, sandbagging, generator support, providing emergency drinking water, removing debris and repairing damaged infrastructure. (Photo Credit: Air Force Staff Sgt Oscar M. Sanchez-Alvarez) VIEW ORIGINAL
Soldiers throughout the Midwest are assisting with evacuations, search and rescue, security, sandbagging, generator support, providing emergency drinking water, removing debris and repairing damaged infrastructure.
3 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Soldiers throughout the Midwest are assisting with evacuations, search and rescue, security, sandbagging, generator support, providing emergency drinking water, removing debris and repairing damaged infrastructure. (Photo Credit: Senior Master Sgt. John S. Chapman) VIEW ORIGINAL
This is an aerial view of flood damage to southern Indiana from an UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter, June 12, 2008. Soldiers throughout the Midwest are assisting with evacuations, search and rescue, security, sandbagging, generator support, providing emergency drinking water, removing debris and repairing damaged infrastructure.
4 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – This is an aerial view of flood damage to southern Indiana from an UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter, June 12, 2008. Soldiers throughout the Midwest are assisting with evacuations, search and rescue, security, sandbagging, generator support, providing emergency drinking water, removing debris and repairing damaged infrastructure. (Photo Credit: Senior Master Sgt. John S. Chapman) VIEW ORIGINAL
Soldiers from the Iowa Army National Guard assist local police with traffic and crowd control as search and rescue teams patrol flooded streets in search of stranded citizens in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, June 12, 2008. Soldiers throughout the Midwest are assisting with evacuations, search and rescue, security, sandbagging, generator support, providing emergency drinking water, removing debris and repairing damaged infrastructure.
5 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Soldiers from the Iowa Army National Guard assist local police with traffic and crowd control as search and rescue teams patrol flooded streets in search of stranded citizens in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, June 12, 2008. Soldiers throughout the Midwest are assisting with evacuations, search and rescue, security, sandbagging, generator support, providing emergency drinking water, removing debris and repairing damaged infrastructure. (Photo Credit: Air Force Staff Sgt Oscar M. Sanchez-Alvarez) VIEW ORIGINAL
Iowa National Guard Soldiers set up a vehicle checkpoint in downtown Cedar Rapids, Iowa, June 13, 2008. Soldiers throughout the Midwest are assisting with evacuations, search and rescue, security, sandbagging, generator support, providing emergency drinking water, removing debris and repairing damaged infrastructure.
6 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Iowa National Guard Soldiers set up a vehicle checkpoint in downtown Cedar Rapids, Iowa, June 13, 2008. Soldiers throughout the Midwest are assisting with evacuations, search and rescue, security, sandbagging, generator support, providing emergency drinking water, removing debris and repairing damaged infrastructure. (Photo Credit: Air Force Staff Sgt Oscar M. Sanchez-Alvarez) VIEW ORIGINAL
Soldiers from the Iowa National Guard build a sandbag barrier along the banks of the Des Moines River in Des Moines, Iowa. Soldiers throughout the Midwest are assisting with evacuations, search and rescue, security, sandbagging, generator support, providing emergency drinking water, removing debris and repairing damaged infrastructure.
7 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Soldiers from the Iowa National Guard build a sandbag barrier along the banks of the Des Moines River in Des Moines, Iowa. Soldiers throughout the Midwest are assisting with evacuations, search and rescue, security, sandbagging, generator support, providing emergency drinking water, removing debris and repairing damaged infrastructure. (Photo Credit: Master Sgt. Wiseman) VIEW ORIGINAL
Sgt. Arlin Tiegen, a UH-60 Black Hawk crew chief with the 147th Aviation Battalion, stands ready to escort Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle and Adjutant General Brig. Gen. Don Dunbar on a flood-damage assessment of southern Wisconsin June 11, 2008. Soldiers throughout the Midwest are assisting with evacuations, search and rescue, security, sandbagging, generator support, providing emergency drinking water, removing debris and repairing damaged infrastructure.
8 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Sgt. Arlin Tiegen, a UH-60 Black Hawk crew chief with the 147th Aviation Battalion, stands ready to escort Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle and Adjutant General Brig. Gen. Don Dunbar on a flood-damage assessment of southern Wisconsin June 11, 2008. Soldiers throughout the Midwest are assisting with evacuations, search and rescue, security, sandbagging, generator support, providing emergency drinking water, removing debris and repairing damaged infrastructure. (Photo Credit: Air Force Master Sgt. Paul Gorman) VIEW ORIGINAL
Here is an aerial view of flood damage to southern Indiana from an UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter, June 12, 2008. Soldiers throughout the Midwest are assisting with evacuations, search and rescue, security, sandbagging, generator support, providing emergency drinking water, removing debris and repairing damaged infrastructure.
9 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Here is an aerial view of flood damage to southern Indiana from an UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter, June 12, 2008. Soldiers throughout the Midwest are assisting with evacuations, search and rescue, security, sandbagging, generator support, providing emergency drinking water, removing debris and repairing damaged infrastructure. (Photo Credit: Senior Master Sgt. John S. Chapman) VIEW ORIGINAL
Spc. Adam Frahm answers questions and directs traffic as part of the Iowa National Guard's flood relief efforts in Cedar Falls, Iowa, June 12, 2008. Soldiers throughout the Midwest are assisting with evacuations, search and rescue, security, sandbagging, generator support, providing emergency drinking water, removing debris and repairing damaged infrastructure.
10 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Spc. Adam Frahm answers questions and directs traffic as part of the Iowa National Guard's flood relief efforts in Cedar Falls, Iowa, June 12, 2008. Soldiers throughout the Midwest are assisting with evacuations, search and rescue, security, sandbagging, generator support, providing emergency drinking water, removing debris and repairing damaged infrastructure. (Photo Credit: Air Force Staff Sgt Oscar M. Sanchez-Alvarez) VIEW ORIGINAL
A Soldier with the Iowa Army National Guard interacts with a local law enforcement officer to coordinate flood relief efforts in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Soldiers throughout the Midwest are assisting with evacuations, search and rescue, security, sandbagging, generator support, providing emergency drinking water, removing debris and repairing damaged infrastructure.
11 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A Soldier with the Iowa Army National Guard interacts with a local law enforcement officer to coordinate flood relief efforts in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Soldiers throughout the Midwest are assisting with evacuations, search and rescue, security, sandbagging, generator support, providing emergency drinking water, removing debris and repairing damaged infrastructure. (Photo Credit: Air Force Staff Sgt Oscar M. Sanchez-Alvarez) VIEW ORIGINAL
Spc. Travis Paulsen, a health care specialist with the Iowa Army National Guard, stands guard to prevent civilians from entering unauthorized areas in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, June 13. Soldiers throughout the Midwest are assisting with evacuations, search and rescue, security, sandbagging, generator support, providing emergency drinking water, removing debris and repairing damaged infrastructure.
12 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Spc. Travis Paulsen, a health care specialist with the Iowa Army National Guard, stands guard to prevent civilians from entering unauthorized areas in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, June 13. Soldiers throughout the Midwest are assisting with evacuations, search and rescue, security, sandbagging, generator support, providing emergency drinking water, removing debris and repairing damaged infrastructure. (Photo Credit: Air Force Staff Sgt Oscar M. Sanchez-Alvarez) VIEW ORIGINAL
Soldiers bolster the levee in Clarksville, Mo., June 15, 2008. Soldiers throughout the Midwest are assisting with evacuations, search and rescue, security, sandbagging, generator support, providing emergency drinking water, removing debris and repairing damaged infrastructure.
13 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Soldiers bolster the levee in Clarksville, Mo., June 15, 2008. Soldiers throughout the Midwest are assisting with evacuations, search and rescue, security, sandbagging, generator support, providing emergency drinking water, removing debris and repairing damaged infrastructure. (Photo Credit: courtesy) VIEW ORIGINAL