White House Chief of Staff Andy Card whispers into the ear of President George W. Bush during a visit to the Emma E. Booker Elementary School in Sarasota, Florida, to give him word of the plane crashes into the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. (Associated Press)
Visitors to Safari West in Northern California experience an African Safari on the West Coast. The most recent wildfires threatened the preserve and its 1,000 animals; however, staff say all animals are accounted for and safe. (Courtesy of Safari West)
Storm clouds cross over Lake Pontchartrain, Monday, Aug. 27, 2007 in Metairie, La. a suburb of New Orleans. The Causeway Bridge, left, is 24 miles long and runs across Lake Pontchartrain connecting Jefferson Parish on the South Shore and St. Tammany Parish on the North Shore. Lake Pontchartrain over flowed on Aug. 29, 2005 as Hurricane Katrina hit the area almost two years ago. (AP Photo/Judi Bottoni)
CMT Artists of the Year 2017 title card, screen-captured from CMT.com (CMT). Network producers say they have reworked the Oct. 18 live show to focus on uplifting messages in light of recent natural disasters and the Oct. 1 Las Vegas massacre claiming 58 lives.
Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Brock Long speaks at FEMA headquarters in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, to give an update on federal government support in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
FEMA Administrator Brock Long (left) emphasized that "FEMA is not a first responder." Mr. Long said that a cultural shift is needed in Washington to ensure that resources and personnel are allocated in the times before natural disasters like hurricanes strike. (Laura Kelly/The Washington Times)
A resident meets with a FEMA representative to file forms for federal aid in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria at the Jose de Diego Elementary School in Las Piedras, Puerto Rico, Monday, Oct. 2, 2017. Power is still cut off on most of the island, schools and many businesses are closed and much of the countryside is struggling to find fresh water and food. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)