Following Sandy in 2012, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was extensively involved in the response, recovery and mitigation mission. New York District stood up its Emergency Command Center and Recovery Field Offices in support of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) missions following the destruction from Sandy in 2012.
Following Sandy in 2012 Debris removal in New York alone amounted to 5.25 million cubic yards of debris, enough to fill the Empire State Building three times. This punctuated a monumental clean-up effort by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to perform a debris removal mission to identify, remove, and haul debris from along the New York shores resulting in the establishment of the New York Recovery Field Office.

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