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[Hurricane Rita] Lake Charles, LA, September 27, 2005 -- This vehicle fell off of the road trying to navigate between downed power poles and power lines from Hurricane Rita's winds.  It will take several weeks to restore power to the Lake Charles area.  Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

[Hurricane Rita] Lake Charles, LA, September 27, 2005 -- This vehicle ...

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[Hurricane Rita] Baton Rouge, LA, October 8, 2005 - Thomas Hayes and Katharine Schweighardt were teaching in New Orleans when Hurricane Katrina destroyed the area.  They are now working at a Disaster Recovery Center helping others that have been displaced, like themselves, to apply for recovery aid.  Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

[Hurricane Rita] Baton Rouge, LA, October 8, 2005 - Thomas Hayes and K...

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Baton Rouge, LA, October 8, 2005 - Thomas Hayes was teaching in New Orleans for the Teach For America organization when Hurricane Katrina devastated the area.  Now that schools are closed, Hayes is training and working at a Disaster Recovery Center helping other displaced victims, such as himself, get through the application process for recovery aid.  Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

Baton Rouge, LA, October 8, 2005 - Thomas Hayes was teaching in New Or...

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[Hurricane Rita] Baton Rouge, LA, October 8, 2005 - Katharine Schweighardt worked as a teacher for the Teach For America organization in New Orleans when Hurricane Katrina destroyed the area.  Schweighardt is one of several teachers that were displaced and is now training and working at a Disaster Recovery Center helping other victims of Katrina and Rita apply for recovery aid.  Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

[Hurricane Rita] Baton Rouge, LA, October 8, 2005 - Katharine Schweigh...

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[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA, October 9, 2005 - Scaffolding embraces one building as repairs are underway in New Orleans in the recovery effort from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.  Meanwhile the restaurant next door opens for business.  Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA, October 9, 2005 - Scaffolding emb...

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[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA, October 9, 2005 - The under belly of the city's highways, no longer under water from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, fasciltates the return of its citizens.  Now dry, work has begun in repairing businesses and residences in New Orleans. Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA, October 9, 2005 - The under belly...

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[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA, October 9, 2005 - This New Orleans resident did not evacuate the city during Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and awaits its rebirth.  He continues to reside there and has created this mode of transportation in preparation for any future flooding.  Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA, October 9, 2005 - This New Orlean...

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New Orleans, LA, October 9, 2005 - Amtrak riders begin to board the City of New Orleans for its first departure from Union Passenger Terminal since Hurricane Katrina substantially damaged the rail lines.  Passenger rail service began today, Sunday, October 9, with the hopes of steady growth during the rebuilding process of New Orleans and the surrounding parishes.  Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

New Orleans, LA, October 9, 2005 - Amtrak riders begin to board the Ci...

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[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA, October 9, 2005 - This little dozer leads the way down the road to recovery in New Orleans.  Hurricanes Katrina and Rita have devastated New Orleans displacing its residents and business owners alike.  Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA, October 9, 2005 - This little doz...

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[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA, October 9, 2005 - Some residents after returning home to New Orleans have no choice but to relocate.  The extensive damage caused by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita have forced families to salvage what they can and move on.  Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA, October 9, 2005 - Some residents ...

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[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA, October 9, 2005 - This souvenir shop is open for business in New Orleans despite the sidewalk being blocked by crushed vehicles and debris leftover from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.  Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA, October 9, 2005 - This souvenir s...

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[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA, October 9, 2005 - Amtrak began service out of New Orleans today, October 9, for the first time since Hurricane Katrina destroyed the rail lines.  Amtrak is proud to restore operations to and from Union Passenger Terminal to both serve passengers and to help the city rebuild.  Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA, October 9, 2005 - Amtrak began se...

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[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA, October 9, 2005 - The City of New Orleans leaves the Superdome behind as it takes its first journey since Hurricane Katrina destroyed the rail lines.  Amtrak has resumed service from Union Passenger Terminal on October 9, and hopes to help aid the growth and rebuilding of the community.  Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA, October 9, 2005 - The City of New...

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[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA, October 9, 2005 - Tourists stop to marvel and take photos of some of the damage created by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.  Abandoned cars and debris are still a part of the landscape in New Orleans as clean up and repairs continue.  Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA, October 9, 2005 - Tourists stop t...

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[Hurricane Katrina] Slidell, LA, October 14, 2005 -- Louisiana State Governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco leads a procession across the I-10 "Twin-Span" Bridge for the first time since Hurricane Katrina damaged it on August 29, 2005.  Repairs were made in record time helping Louisiana on the road to recovery.  Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] Slidell, LA, October 14, 2005 -- Louisiana State G...

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[Hurricane Rita] Slidell, LA, October 14, 2005 - One of the workers for Boh Bros. Construction Co. watches traffic cross for the first time at the reopening of the I-10 "Twin-Span" Bridge. This Louisiana based company repaired the bridge damage caused by Hurricane Katrina in record time with no injuries 17 days ahead of schedule.  Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

[Hurricane Rita] Slidell, LA, October 14, 2005 - One of the workers fo...

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[Hurricane Katrina] Slidell, LA, October 14, 2005 - Traffic resumes on the newly opened I-10 "Twin-Span" Bridge in Slidell after repairs were made on damage made by Hurricane Katrina.  The Boh Bros. Construction Co. made the repairs under cost and 17 days ahead of schedule, helping Louisiana get on the road to recovery.  Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] Slidell, LA, October 14, 2005 - Traffic resumes on...

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[Hurricane Katrina] Slidell, LA, October 14, 2005 -- Norman Mineta, Secretary of U.S. Department of Transportation sits with Louisiana Governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco at the reopening ceremony of the I-10 "Twin-Span" Bridge.  They both spoke with pride regarding the repairs being completed in record time by Louisiana contractors for Louisiana citizens, mending the damage left by Hurricane Katrina on August 29, 2005.  Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] Slidell, LA, October 14, 2005 -- Norman Mineta, Se...

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[Hurricane Katrina] Slidell, LA, October 14, 2005 - (L to R) Al Flettrich, Bridge Division Manager-Boh Bros. Construction Co.; Johnny Bradberry, Secretary Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development; Kathleen Babineaux Blanco, Governor State of Louisiana; Norman Mineta, Secretary U.S. Department of Transportation and Kevin Davis, President of St. Tammany Parish at the ribbon cutting ceremony for the opening of the I-10 bridge. Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] Slidell, LA, October 14, 2005 - (L to R) Al Flettr...

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[Hurricane Katrina] Baton Rouge, LA, October 22, 2005 - Ben Dew, FEMA representaive for Community Relations, speaks to a local resident at Fellowship Tabernacle Life Center in Baton Rouge.  It is an ongoing effort to help communities help each other in times of disaster.  Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] Baton Rouge, LA, October 22, 2005 - Ben Dew, FEMA ...

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[Hurricane Katrina] Baton Rouge, LA, October 22, 2005 - Ben Dew, FEMA representative for Community Relations, speaks to a group of neighborhood leaders hoping to teach them to help each other and their neighbors about the application process to obtain relief aid available through various organizations.  The Fellowship Tabernacle Life Center in Baton Rouge opened its doors to host this meeting and to serve the community. Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] Baton Rouge, LA, October 22, 2005 - Ben Dew, FEMA ...

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[Hurricane Katrina] Baton Rouge, LA, October 22, 2005 - Ben Dew, FEMA's representative for Community Relations, speaks to a group of community leaders at the Fellowship Tabernacle Life Center in Baton Rouge.  The message was how neighbors can help neighbors through the application process for hurricane relief aid through various organizations.  Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] Baton Rouge, LA, October 22, 2005 - Ben Dew, FEMA'...

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[Hurricane Katrina] Baton Rouge, LA, October 22, 2205 - Ben Dew of FEMA's Community Relations Team, speaks before neighborhood leaders at a meeting held in Baton Rouge at the Fellowship Tabernacle Life Center.  The gathering was to show neighbors how to help each other during the application process for relief aid from various agencies in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and Rita.  Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] Baton Rouge, LA, October 22, 2205 - Ben Dew of FEM...

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[Hurricane Katrina] Belle Chasse, LA, October 25, 2005 - This is the diagnostic x-ray and minor surgery suite of the Mobile Medical Unit located in Plaquemines Parish.  FEMA provides this transportable clinic, medical staff, equipment and pharmaceuticals, as well as medical care, all free of charge to communities affected by disasters.  Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] Belle Chasse, LA, October 25, 2005 - This is the d...

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[Hurricane Katrina] Belle Chasse, LA, October 25, 2005 - This is the main patient area inside of the Mobile Medical Unit being operated in Belle Chasse, Louisiana.  This configuration is an emergency department with minor surgery capability.  Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] Belle Chasse, LA, October 25, 2005 - This is the m...

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[Hurricane Katrina] Belle Chasse, LA, October 25, 2005 - This entire Mobile Medical Unit collapses into one single trailer for transport and travels to provide medical care to victims of disasters.  Currently setup in Belle Chasse, Louisiana, patients are treated on a daily basis within the 575 sq. ft. of patient treatment area with diagnostic x-ray, clinical laboratory, pharmacy and minor surgery suite.  Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] Belle Chasse, LA, October 25, 2005 - This entire M...

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[Hurricane Katrina] Belle Chasse, LA, October 25, 2005 - This Mobile Medical Unit is set up as a clinic which includes 575 sq. ft. of patient treatment area with diagnostic x-ray, clinical laboratory, pharmacy and minor surgery suite.  FEMA provides this transportable facility and several others like it to parishes affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in Louisiana.  Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] Belle Chasse, LA, October 25, 2005 - This Mobile M...

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[Hurricane Katrina] Bootheville, LA, October 25, 2005 - Mechanical parts from pumps utilized for Day Brook Fishery's tanks are waiting for repair after being collected from various fields and roads in the surrounding area in Bootheville, LA.  Hurricane Katrina wiped out this fishery, displacing 70 employess and 11 fishing boats.  Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] Bootheville, LA, October 25, 2005 - Mechanical par...

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[Hurricane Katrina] Empire, LA, October 25, 2005 -- Large tube shaped bladders are placed under grounded vessels and inflated in order to remove the boats from the road.  Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] Empire, LA, October 25, 2005 -- Large tube shaped ...

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[Hurricane Katrina] Buras, LA, October 25, 2005 - The eye of Hurricane Katrina passed directly over this community. The water tower rests on top of a house in the ruins of Plaquemine Parish. Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] Buras, LA, October 25, 2005 - The eye of Hurricane...

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[Hurricane Katrina] Empire, LA, October 25, 2005 - Fishing boats are scattered and damaged.  Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] Empire, LA, October 25, 2005 - Fishing boats are s...

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[Hurricane Katrina] Barus, LA, October 25, 2005 - This cemetary in Barus, LA received significant damage as gravesites were tossed and blown open.  Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] Barus, LA, October 25, 2005 - This cemetary in Bar...

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[Hurricane Katrina] Empire, LA, October 25, 2005 - This bridge in Empire, LA is still closed almost 60 days after Hurricane Katrina came through the area.  Efforts are currently underway to remove these vessels from the highway.  Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] Empire, LA, October 25, 2005 - This bridge in Empi...

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[Hurricane Katrina] Empire, LA, October 25, 2005 - This shrimp boat lies on its side in a few feet of water spilling its fuel into the waterway.  Almost 60 days after hurricane Katrina damage can be seen everywhere in Empire, LA.  Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] Empire, LA, October 25, 2005 - This shrimp boat li...

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[Hurricane Katrina] Buras, LA, October 26, 2005 -- Hazardous material removers are working their way through the debris. Clean up has begun now that the roads are clear, 60 days after hurricane Katrina came through this area.  Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] Buras, LA, October 26, 2005 -- Hazardous material ...

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[Hurricane Katrina] Empire, LA, October 25, 2005 - Damaged shrimp boats were sunk in the waterway in Empire, LA due to Hurricane Katrina.  People's lives and the entire fishing industry in the area has been adversly affected by this disaster.  Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] Empire, LA, October 25, 2005 - Damaged shrimp boat...

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[Hurricane Katrina] Venice, LA, October 25, 2005 - Barrels of anti-freeze and synthetic oil are scattered over lawns and roadways in Venice, Louisiana as a result of Hurricane Katrina.  These items are currently being collected.  Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] Venice, LA, October 25, 2005 - Barrels of anti-fre...

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[Hurricane Katrina] Venice, LA, October 25, 2005 - A damaged platform rests at an oil refinery south of Venice, Louisiana.  Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] Venice, LA, October 25, 2005 - A damaged platform ...

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[Hurricane Katrina] Empire, LA, October 25, 2005 - Local fishermen repair their boat which was damaged by Hurricane Katrina.  The boat was washed onto land.  Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] Empire, LA, October 25, 2005 - Local fishermen rep...

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[Hurricane Katrina] Empire, LA, October 25, 2005 - Multiple fishing boats are left "high and dry" on a highway bridge in Empire, LA.  Fishing Communities in Hurricane Katrina's path are destroyed.  Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] Empire, LA, October 25, 2005 - Multiple fishing bo...

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[Hurricane Katrina] Empire, LA, October 25, 2005 - Fishing boats are stacked on top of other boats in Empire, LA, a result of Hurricane Katrina's landfall.  This fishing community has extensive damage.  Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] Empire, LA, October 25, 2005 - Fishing boats are s...

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[Hurricane Katrina] Empire, LA, October 25, 2005 - A mobile home lays across the road blocking 2 lanes of traffic.  Hurricane Katrina destroyed homes, property, and communities in Southern Louisiana.  Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] Empire, LA, October 25, 2005 - A mobile home lays ...

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[Hurricane Katrina] Venice, LA, October 25, 2005 - Refineries south of Venice, Louisiana are in the process of cleaning up spills in the waterway and repairing their facilities.  This view is of damaged tanks and materials used to collect the spilled oil.  Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] Venice, LA, October 25, 2005 - Refineries south of...

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[Hurricane Katrina] Boothville, LA, October 25, 2005 - Day Brook Fishery in Southeast Louisana is damaged along with several of their boats.  The fishing industry is suffering and 70 workers from the company lost their homes and jobs due to the storm.  Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] Boothville, LA, October 25, 2005 - Day Brook Fishe...

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[Hurricane Katrina] Empire, LA, October 25, 2005 - Workers take a break from removing these vessels from the road.  Hurricane Katrina has devastated the area which continues to clean up almost 60 days after the disaster.  Total recovery could take as long as 10 years.  Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] Empire, LA, October 25, 2005 - Workers take a brea...

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[Hurricane Katrina] Buras, LA, October 25, 2005 - Tombs damaged by Hurricane Katrina.  Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] Buras, LA, October 25, 2005 - Tombs damaged by Hur...

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[Hurricane Katrina] Baton Rouge, LA, October 27, 2005 - A Korean delegation  has come to tour the Joint Field Office in Baton Rouge.  The purpose was to witness how FEMA operates in the midst of a disaster in order to adapt those practices in their own country.  Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] Baton Rouge, LA, October 27, 2005 - A Korean deleg...

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[Hurricane Katrina] Baton Rouge, LA, October 31, 2005 - FEMA representative Larry Sommers instructs various agencies at a housing assessment training session given in Baton Rouge.  Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] Baton Rouge, LA, October 31, 2005 - FEMA represent...

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[Hurricane Katrina] Baton Rouge, LA, October 31, 2005 - FEMA representative Larry Sommers speaks to various agencies and hired housing inspectors about regulations and procedures to be followed in the field while evaluating damages caused to houses by Hurricane Katrina.  Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] Baton Rouge, LA, October 31, 2005 - FEMA represent...

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[Hurricane Katrina] Baton Rouge, LA, October 31,2005 - Housing assessment training is being provided to hired inspectors by FEMA's Larry Sommers.  Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] Baton Rouge, LA, October 31,2005 - Housing assessm...

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[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA, November 4, 2005 - Prince Charles and Camilla greet FEMA officials as they arrive to tour the damages created by Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans.  Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA, November 4, 2005 - Prince Charles...

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[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA, November 4, 2005 - Prince Charles and Camilla greet Governor Kathleen Blanco as they arrive in New Orleans to survey damage created by Hurricane Katrina.  Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA, November 4, 2005 - Prince Charles...

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[Hurricane Katrina] Arabi, LA, November 30, 2005 - One of the few items salvageable from 12 feet of flood water that destroyed the Bergeron home in St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana.  The owner, Klevert Bergeron Sr., has decided to leave his home of 45 years and begin again elsewhere.  Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] Arabi, LA, November 30, 2005 - One of the few item...

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[Hurricane Katrina] Arabi, LA, November 30, 2005 - Klevert Bergeron Sr. has decided to leave his home of 45 years in St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana due to the damage left by 12 feet of flood water in his house from Hurricane Katrina. Thriving mold throughout the residence has forced Bergeron, now in his seventies, to start his life over again in a new location.  Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] Arabi, LA, November 30, 2005 - Klevert Bergeron Sr...

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[Hurricane Katrina] Baton Rouge, LA, December 2, 2005 - Vice Admiral Thad Allen, Principal Federal Officer thanks and gives encouragement to the many employees at the Joint Field Office in Baton Rouge for their contributions to the disaster recovery effort in response to Hurricane Katrina and Rita in Louisiana.  Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] Baton Rouge, LA, December 2, 2005 - Vice Admiral T...

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[Hurricane Katrina] Lake Charles, LA, December 6, 2005 - Members of the Southwest Louisiana Home Builders Association attend a seminar at Stine Lumber in Lake Charles, LA.  FEMA and State representatives spoke on ideas and procedures for rebuilding the area according to recently instituted building codes to build a stronger, safer parish.  Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] Lake Charles, LA, December 6, 2005 - Members of th...

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[Hurricane Katrina] Lake Charles, LA, December 6, 2005 - A van is parked out front of the Calcasieu Parish Long-Term Community Recovery Team storefront on Broad Street in downtown Lake Charles, La.  Citizens,  businesses and organizations are encouraged to use the storefront to gather information related to Hurricane Rita and to contribute ideas and needs for recovery.  Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] Lake Charles, LA, December 6, 2005 - A van is park...

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[Hurricane Katrina] Lake Charles, LA, December 6, 2005 - The Calcasieu Parish Long-Term Community Recovery Center is the first storefront operation to open in Louisiana as part of a coordinated effort between the Louisiana Recovery Authority and FEMA's Long-Term Community Recovery.  This center in Lake Charles, Louisiana, is open to citizens, businesses and organizations to gather information on what opportunities exist in rebuilding and restoring the parish as well as express area needs and future recovery suggestions.  Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] Lake Charles, LA, December 6, 2005 - The Calcasieu...

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[Hurricane Rita] Lake Charles, LA, December 6, 2005 - FEMA representative Greg Duff speaks to the Southwest Louisiana Home Builders Association at Stine Lumber in Lake Charles, LA. Duff displayed several publications with information on rebuilding houses damaged by storm and flood.  Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

[Hurricane Rita] Lake Charles, LA, December 6, 2005 - FEMA representat...

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[Hurricane Katrina] Lake Charles, LA, December 6, 2005 - The Calcasieu Parish Long-Term Community Recovery Team has opened a storefront resource center for local citizens in coordination with FEMA and the Louisiana Recovery Authority.  Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] Lake Charles, LA, December 6, 2005 - The Calcasieu...

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[Hurricane Katrina] Lake Charles, LA, December 6, 2005 - (L-R) Phil Ganezer, Wendy Primeaux, Cathy Denison-Wicke and Clint Horbert, members of the Calcasieu Parish Long-Term Recovery Team, meet at the newly opened community storefront in Lake Charles, Louisiana.  This operation, under the coordination of the Louisiana Recovery Authority and FEMA, encourages citizens, businesses and organizations to give input on area needs and future recovery suggestions through the storefront as well as gather information on what opportunities exist on how to recover and rebuild the parish and region.  Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] Lake Charles, LA, December 6, 2005 - (L-R) Phil Ga...

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[Hurricane Katrina] Lake Charles, LA, December 6, 2005 - Artwork and letters from local students adorn the walls at the newly opened Calcasieu Parish Long-Term Community Recovery Center in Lake Charles, Louisiana.  The Louisiana Recovery Authority and FEMA have coordinated this long term recovery storefront operation to offer a place for citizens, businesses and organizations to gather, meet and obtain information on what opportunities exist to recover and rebuild the parish with focus on infrastructure, environment, housing and local economy.  Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] Lake Charles, LA, December 6, 2005 - Artwork and l...

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[Hurricane Katrina] Lake Charles, LA, December 6, 2005 - This is the first resource center storefront operation opened for citizens, businesses and organizations to gather information on Hurricane Rita and share ideas and needs for future recovery in Lake Charles, Louisiana.  The Louisiana Recovery Authority and FEMA have coordinated the Calcasieu Parish Long-Term Recovery Operation housed in this building, focusing on the permanent restoration of infrastructure, environment, housing and the local economy.  Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] Lake Charles, LA, December 6, 2005 - This is the f...

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[Hurricane Katrina] Empire, LA, December 7, 2005 - Debris is collected and deposited at the Plaquemines Parish Debris Grinding Site.  A crane transfers the debris into the grinder where it is ground to one fourth of its original volume, sprayed with water to reduce airborne residue and travels out of the grinder by conveyor belt into a pile where it is bulldozed into a pit that can hold over 3 million cubic yards of material.  Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] Empire, LA, December 7, 2005 - Debris is collected...

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[Hurricane Katrina] Empire, LA, December 7, 2005 - Cranes are in place preparing to assist in lifting this barge off of the levee wall in Empire, LA.  Inflatable air bladders will also be used to raise the vessel off of the ground in order to manuever it back into the river.  Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] Empire, LA, December 7, 2005 - Cranes are in place...

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[Hurricane Katrina] Empire, LA, December 7, 2005 - This barge continues to rest on top of the levee wall in Empire, LA.  Efforts are underway to lift the stranded barge by use of cranes and inflatable bladders.  Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] Empire, LA, December 7, 2005 - This barge continue...

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[Hurricane Katrina] Empire, LA, December 7, 2005 - Air quality is measured by gauges monitored by the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration), USACE (United States Corps of Engineers) and LDEQ (Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality) at the Plaquemines Parish Debris Grinding Station.  Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] Empire, LA, December 7, 2005 - Air quality is meas...

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[Hurricane Katrina] Empire, LA, December 7, 2005 - Cranes are preparing to lift this stranded barge from its position on top of a levee wall in Empire, LA.  Major efforts are underway to recover vessels that were displaced by Hurricane Katrina.  Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] Empire, LA, December 7, 2005 - Cranes are preparin...

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[Hurricane Katrina] Empire, LA, December 7, 2005 - Trucks line up to unload debris collected from Plaquenmines Parish, LA. This debris grinding operation reduces the volume of material by four times.  Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] Empire, LA, December 7, 2005 - Trucks line up to u...

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[Hurricane Katrina] Empire, LA, December 7, 2005 - This barge, standing over 20 feet tall, rests on top of a levee wall in Empire, LA.  Efforts are underway to lift the vessel and place it back into the river.  Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] Empire, LA, December 7, 2005 - This barge, standin...

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[Hurricane Katrina] Baton Rouge, LA, December 12, 2005 - Federal Coordinating Officer Scott Wells and Deputy State Coordinating Officer Tom Kirkpatrick address an International Delegation at the Joint Field Office in Baton Rouge.  The intent of the delegation is to obtain information on FEMA's operations and procedures regarding disaster response and recovery.  Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] Baton Rouge, LA, December 12, 2005 - Federal Coord...

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[Hurricane Katrina] Baton Rouge, LA, December 12, 2005 - An International Delegation from seven different countries visit the Joint Field Office in Baton Rouge, LA.  Mary Bahamonde conducts the tour through the facility while answering questions regarding FEMA's operations during a disaster.  Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] Baton Rouge, LA, December 12, 2005 - An Internatio...

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[Hurricane Katrina] Baton Rouge, LA, December 12, 2005 - One of the delegates from Russia examines photos displayed on the walls at the Joint Field Office in Baton Rouge during a tour of the facility.  This international visit includes representatives from seven countries, all interested in how FEMA operates during a disaster.  Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] Baton Rouge, LA, December 12, 2005 - One of the de...

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[Hurricane Katrina] Baton Rouge, LA, December 12, 2005 - Federal Coordinating Officer Scott Wells describes the impact of Hurricane Katrina and Rita as well as the levee breaks in New Orleans to an International Delegation visiting the Joint Field Office in Baton Rouge.  Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] Baton Rouge, LA, December 12, 2005 - Federal Coord...

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[Hurricane Katrina] Baton Rouge, LA, December 15, 2005 -- Federal Coordinating Officer Scott Wells addresses a group of international delegates representing 17 countries. Wells describes and reflects on the devastation created by Hurricane Katrina and Rita and the levee breaks in New Orleans.  Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] Baton Rouge, LA, December 15, 2005 -- Federal Coor...

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[Hurricane Katrina] Baton Rouge, LA, December 15, 2005 - Deputy State Coordinating Officer Tom Kirkpatrick speaks to a group of international delegates at the Joint Field Office in Baton Rouge.  The 17 countries represented are gathering information on how FEMA opererates during a disaster as well as the recovery effort procedures and recommendations.  Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] Baton Rouge, LA, December 15, 2005 - Deputy State ...

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[Hurricane Katrina] Violet, LA, December 16, 2005 - These FEMA travel trailers are being set up on East Judge Perez Drive in St. Bernard Parish just east of the Violet Canal. The site will be erected on the actual west-bound lanes of the highway and will affect approximately a one mile stretch of the roadway.  Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] Violet, LA, December 16, 2005 - These FEMA travel ...

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[Hurricane Katrina] Baton Rouge, LA, December 15, 2005 - Delegates from 17 countries join an international tour through the Joint Field Office being led by Marty Bahamonde.  The visit is to provide information on how FEMA operates during and after a disaster.  Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] Baton Rouge, LA, December 15, 2005 - Delegates fro...

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[Hurricane Katrina] Violet, LA, December 16, 2005 - A large FEMA travel trailer site is being planned to occupy the west-bound lanes of East Judge Perez Drive in St. Bernard Parish.  The site will affect a one-mile stretch where the trailers are being placed on the roadway.  Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] Violet, LA, December 16, 2005 - A large FEMA trave...

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[Hurricane Katrina] Chalmette, LA, December 16, 2005 - Clinic workers at the Primary Care Clinic in St. Bernard Parish.  The facility is housed in a triple-wide office trailer and provides free health care to parish residents by staff from the U.S. Public Health Agency and FEMA Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT).  Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] Chalmette, LA, December 16, 2005 - Clinic workers ...

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[Hurricane Katrina] Chalmette, LA, December 16, 2005 - A patient describes his symptoms with a nurse at the Primary Care Clinic in St. Bernard Parish.  The facility located in a triple-wide office trailer offers free medical care to area residents, staffed by personnel from the U.S. Public Health Agency and FEMA Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT).  Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] Chalmette, LA, December 16, 2005 - A patient descr...

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[Hurricane Katrina] Chalmette, LA, December 16, 2005 - Chalmette High School plays host to the St. Bernard Unified School which provides education to the students of 14 different area schools in this one facility.  The school is composed of several trailers in the parking lot and a portion of the second floor of the high school.  As residents return to St. Bernard Parish, the students now have a place to attend.  Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] Chalmette, LA, December 16, 2005 - Chalmette High ...

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[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA, December 16, 2005 - An international tour consisting of emergency management leaders from 17 countries gather and eat lunch at New Orleans' famous eatery Mother's. The group is here to see the damage caused by Hurricane Katrina and to benefit from FEMA's operating procedures during a disaster recovery effort.  Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA, December 16, 2005 - An internatio...

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[Hurricane Katrina] Chalmette, LA, December 16, 2005 - Chalmette High School's parking lot now houses multiple trailers that compose the St. Bernard Unified School encompassing 14 different schools into one facility as reconstruction continues.  Enrollment has grown to 550 as residents return to St. Bernard Parish.  Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] Chalmette, LA, December 16, 2005 - Chalmette High ...

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[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA, December 16, 2005 - New Orleans Police provide escort and safe passage through the streets for an impromptu parade of employees celebrating the reopening of their law firm.  As residents return and businesses reopen, recovery is celebrated, New Orleans style.  Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA, December 16, 2005 - New Orleans P...

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[Hurricane Katrina] Chalmette, LA, December 16, 2005 - A free health clinic opened in a triple-wide office trailer to service St. Bernard Parish residents located at the Super Wal-Mart parking lot on West Judge Perez Drive.  FEMA Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT) and the U.S. Public Health Agency provide the staffing of the facility.  Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] Chalmette, LA, December 16, 2005 - A free health c...

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[Hurricane Katrina] Chalmette, LA, December 16, 2005 - A patient receiving care instructions at the Primary Care Clinic in St. Bernard Parish.  Free care is provided to parish residents by staff from FEMA Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT) and the U.S. Public Health Agency.  Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] Chalmette, LA, December 16, 2005 - A patient recei...

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[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, La, December 16, 2005 - A delegate from Sweden samples some local quisine at Mother's on a tour through the city.  The international tour consists of emergency management leaders from 17 different countries gathering at the Joint Field Office to see first hand how FEMA operates during a disaster.  Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, La, December 16, 2005 - A delegate fr...

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[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA, December 16, 2005 - The spirit of New Orleans is evident during this impromptu parade of employees celebrating the reopening of their office.  As more businesses open and residents return to the once devastated area, there is must cause for reveling.  Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA, December 16, 2005 - The spirit of...

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[Hurricane Katrina] Chalmette, LA, December 16, 2005 - As residents return to St. Bernard Parish, students return to the scholastic life at the St. Bernard Unified School located in trailers and a portion of the second floor at Chalmette High School.  This facility currently has 550 enrolled from 14 different schools.  They have been open since Nov. 14 while reconstuction continues at the high school.  Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] Chalmette, LA, December 16, 2005 - As residents re...

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[Hurricane Katrina] Chalmette, LA, December 16, 2005 - Ambulances stand at the ready to help support the free Primary Health Care Clinic at the Super Wal-Mart on West Judge Perez Drive in St. Bernard Parish.  The clinic is staffed by parish physicians and personnel from the U.S. Public Health Agency and FEMA Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT).  Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] Chalmette, LA, December 16, 2005 - Ambulances stan...

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[Hurricane Katrina] Chalmette, LA, December 16, 2005 - Physicians discuss care options for a patient being treated at the Primary Care Clinic in St. Bernard Parish. Staffing is a combination of parish physicians and personnel from the U.A. Public Health Agency and FEMA Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT).  Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] Chalmette, LA, December 16, 2005 - Physicians disc...

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[Hurricane Katrina] Baton Rouge, LA, December 19, 2005 - Michael Jackson, Deputy Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) answers questions regarding ongoing Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts.  Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] Baton Rouge, LA, December 19, 2005 - Michael Jacks...

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[Hurricane Katrina] Baton Rouge, LA, December 19, 2005 - "Janie" is one of 12 Hope Crisis Response therapy dogs visiting displaced hurricane victims and relief workers throughout the New Orleans area.  She is based at the Joint Field Office in Baton Rouge.  Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] Baton Rouge, LA, December 19, 2005 - "Janie" is on...

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[Hurricane Katrina] Baton Rouge, LA, December 19, 2005 - "Ginger" and "Custer" are two of Hope Crisis Response 12 therapy dogs brought in to work from the Joint Field Office in Baton Rouge to provide comfort to displaced victims of Hurricane Katrina and relief workers.  These two dogs are the first to arrive at the Joint Field Office and get attention from FEMA workers.  Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] Baton Rouge, LA, December 19, 2005 - "Ginger" and ...

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[Hurricane Katrina] Baton Rouge, LA, December 19, 2005 - Vice Admiral Thad Allen fields questions at a briefing regarding recovery efforts in response to Hurricane Katrina.  Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] Baton Rouge, LA, December 19, 2005 - Vice Admiral ...

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[Hurricane Katrina] Baton Rouge, LA, December 19, 2005 - Vice Admiral Thad Allen and Michael Jackson, Deputy Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security speak at a briefing regarding ongoing recovery efforts in response to Hurricane Katrina.  Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] Baton Rouge, LA, December 19, 2005 - Vice Admiral ...

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[Hurricane Katrina] Baton Rouge, LA, December 19, 2005 - Kaizen the Golden Retriever gets a good head scratch as she travels through the Joint Field Office in Baton Rouge where Hope Crisis Response is setting up shop.  12 therapy dogs will be visiting displaced hurricane victims throughout the area providing stress relief and comfort.  Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] Baton Rouge, LA, December 19, 2005 - Kaizen the Go...

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[Hurricane Katrina] Baton Rouge, LA, December 19, 2005 - "Custer", one of Hope Crisis Response's 12 therapy dogs from Virginia and New York now working out of the Baton Rouge Joint Field Office.  "Custer" will visit various Disaster Recovery Centers and Travel Trailer Parks to offer comfort to displaced victims and relief workers.  Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] Baton Rouge, LA, December 19, 2005 - "Custer", one...

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[Hurricane Katrina] Baton Rouge, LA, December 19, 2005 - Hope Crisis Response representative Amy Rideout gets a lick on the chin from therapy dog Janie at the Joint Field Office in Baton Rouge.  Twelve dogs have been brought here to provide some stress relief and comfort to displaced hurricane victims throughout the area.  Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] Baton Rouge, LA, December 19, 2005 - Hope Crisis R...

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