Tag: Disaster Response
  • Corps, Maricopa County leaders celebrate completion of repairs to 5 federally constructed channels in Arizona

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District leaders visited the New River Dam Outlet Channel Oct. 24 in Florence, Arizona, to recognize the completion of a project that restores the capability of five federally constructed channels in Maricopa County.
  • North Atlantic Division marks 10 years since Hurricane Sandy response

    The North Atlantic Division reflects on its role in the response and recovery to Hurricane Sandy.
  • USACE announces start of Blue Roof Program in response to Hurricane Ian

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has been tasked by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to assist eligible homeowners with temporary roof repairs after Hurricane Ian. The Operation Blue Roof program will begin on Oct. 3 to provide a temporary blue covering with fiber-reinforced sheeting to help reduce further damage to property until permanent repairs can be made.
  • USACE Louisville District supports recovery efforts in eastern Kentucky following severe flooding

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District is working in partnership with local, state and federal agencies in response to severe flooding, which impacted eastern Kentucky, July 26-30, 2022. USACE works under the direction of FEMA to support state and local governments in responding to major disasters serving as the lead agency to respond with public works and engineering support.

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Albuquerque District, awarded a $7 million contract June 10, 2022, to implement engineering solutions to protect key water infrastructure in the Gallinas Watershed, near Las Vegas, New Mexico, in response to the recent damage caused by the local wildfires.
  • USACE receives debris removal mission from FEMA following Kentucky tornadoes

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District has received a mission assignment from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to begin debris removal and disposal in Graves County, Kentucky, which includes the town of Mayfield. The $120 million mission assignment for direct federal assistance will include removal and disposal of approximately two million cubic yards of debris from Graves County where severe weather and tornadoes caused widespread devastation Dec. 10-11, 2021.
  • Disaster Response

    In response to the tornado and storm system that devastated more than 1,000 homes on Dec. 10, 2021, the Huntington District deployed emergency operations personnel to help with the recovery effort.
  • Versatility of Prime Power: 249th Engineer Battalion makes showing at 37th Annual International Lineman’s Rodeo

    Soldiers from the 249th Engineer Battalion, Prime Power, combined their military and professional skills to compete in the 37th International Lineman’s Rodeo at the National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame in Bonner Springs, Kan., on Oct. 16, 2021. Teams and apprentices from all five companies within the battalion registered to compete: three active companies, Alpha Company, Bravo Company, Charlie Company and Higher Headquarters Company, and the battalion’s reservists, Delta Company.
  • Pittsburgh District provides power team to Hurricane Ida relief effort

    Less than 12 hours after Hurricane Ida battered the Gulf region, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District prepared to help restore power to the impacted region.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers initiates Blue Roof Program

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is reviving its free Operation Blue Roof program to get as many houses into livable condition as possible during Hurricane Ida recovery. Operation Blue Roof is a priority mission managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for FEMA.