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Lake Charles, Louisiana, September 5, 2017- In Lake Charles, Louisiana, a Preliminary Damage Assessment Team, consisting of state, local and federal representatives survey areas affected by Tropical Storm Harvey. The governor considers the information gathered by the team prior to making a request to the president for a major disaster declaration. Often, volunteers are already on site, helping people to get back into their homes, as is the case here. Photo by Sharon Karr/FEMA