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September, 2017

Mobile District stands up the Puerto Rico Recovery Field Office

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Mobile District deployed its first wave of personnel to Puerto Rico Sunday to stand up the Puerto Rico Recovery Field Office (RFO) that will oversee the management and execution of FEMA recovery missions to restore the essential public services and facilities. [Read More]
Published: Sep-26-17

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announces emergency permitting procedures in response to Hurricane Maria and heavy damage in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District announced it has authority to issue alternative/emergency permitting procedures in the Antilles in response to conditions resulting from Hurricane Maria, including heavy damage in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, including St. Croix, St. John, St. Thomas and other surrounding minor islands. [Read More]
Published: Sep-22-17

‘Temporary Power’ team doing their part to return Florida to normalcy

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Jacksonville District is nearing completion on its Hurricane Irma temporary power mission. Just 11 days following Irma’s impact, the team assigned to provide emergency power to the state’s critical public facilities has met the challenge. [Read More]
Published: Sep-22-17

Walla Walla District deploys seven more employees to support hurricane-response missions

WALLA WALLA, Wash. – Seven more U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Walla Walla District employees deployed during the past week to support the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) hurricane response and recovery efforts, according to District emergency management officials. [Read More]
Published: Sep-19-17

As Hurricane Jose approaches U.S. Northeast: Engineers to monitor rainfall, tidal surge to regulate Corps-managed projects to minimize area impacts

With Hurricane Jose approaching the U.S. Northeast coastal area and likely to bring tropical storm conditions and rainfall to the New England southeast coast, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in New England is preparing its dams and hurricane protection projects and staffs to be ready. [Read More]
Published: Sep-19-17

Corps to resume flows Lake Okeechobee to Caloosahatchee

With Lake Okeechobee continuing its ascent, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District plans to resume flows to the Caloosahatchee River starting tomorrow (Sept. 19). [Read More]
Published: Sep-18-17

Army Corps of Engineers waives fees on National Public Lands Day, Sept. 30

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced today that it will waive day use fees normally charged at boat launch ramps and swimming beaches at its recreation areas nationwide in recognition of National Public Lands Day on Saturday, Sept. 30. The waiver does not apply to camping and camping-related services, or fees for specialized facilities such as group picnic shelters. Other agencies and partners that manage recreation areas located on USACE lands are encouraged, but not required, to comply with this waiver of day use fees in the areas they manage. [Read More]
Published: Sep-18-17

USACE Galveston District reaches milestone on release rates

Water releases from Addicks and Barker reservoirs have reached projected release levels in accordance with the plan announced on Sept. 4. [Read More]
Published: Sep-17-17

Seattle District assists hurricane recovery efforts with additional deployments

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District, has so far deployed 13 technical experts to support both Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts. [Read More]
Published: Sep-15-17

District works to overcome Harvey’s impacts to Texas’ shipping industry

As pictures and video beamed out around the world of water rescues and massive flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey in southeastern Texas, another invisible effect was occurring to Texas’ energy coast. [Read More]
Published: Sep-15-17
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