LAKE SEMINOLE, Ga. – Col. Sebastien P. Joly, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mobile District commander and Wynne Fuller, chief of Operations Division, visited Lake Seminole Project Office and Jim Woodruff Lock and Dam, located in southwest Georgia along the border of Florida on Oct. 16, 2018.
Joly and Fuller visited the sites, met with USACE personnel, handed out supplies and observed clean-up as the area recovered from the effects of Hurricane Michael, which hit hard last week.
Joly said he was impressed with the resilience and resolve of all the USACE employees he met with at the sites and that it showed the District could weather any storm.
“Although the damage was extensive throughout the campgrounds and surrounding areas, it was inspiring to witness the strength of spirit and positive attitude of our U.S. Army Corps of Engineers employees,” said Joly.
During the trip Joly met with USACE employees who survived the storm, some who were forced to bring chainsaws with them the first day back to work following the hurricane, just to clear the path to the Lake Seminole office because of all the foliage and other debris on the access roads.
Corps employees along with contractors were clearing fallen trees and timber, as well as other cleanup as they continue the cleanup phase of the storm.
“Our employees rolled up their sleeves and began cleanup and restoration of their homes and work facilities,” Joly said. “I’m confident Lake Seminole and Jim Woodruff Lock and Dam will bounce back with all of our support.”