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Large brown boxes piled outside City Hall in Erath, Louisiana, at noon on Tuesday bore plain black-and-white labels reading "Hurricane Cleanup and Recovery Kit."
Three experienced emergency managers will travel to the United States tomorrow to assess what expertise Australia can offer for the recovery process in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
Attorney-General Philip Ruddock said three officers led by Emergency Management Australia (EMA) - a division of the Attorney General's Department - are due to leave for Washington early tomorrow morning (Monday).
This follows Prime Minister John Howard's offer to America of Australian assistance.