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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) prepares for Hurricane Harvey. USACE assets have been prepositioned to provide a swift and effective response to the impending hurricane. Liaison Officers, team leaders, and a Prime Power Planning and a Response Team from the 249th Engineer Battalion have deployed in support of state Emergency Operations Centers and FEMA Response Nodes. Additionally, local USACE Districts are conducting flood-fighting activities such as stockpiling and issuing flood-fighting materials (sandbags and materials/fabrics that keep soil in place) to local government entities in an effort to mitigate the effects of flooding in the area.