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November, 2012


USACE advises local authorities on debris removal best practices

Due to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' extensive experience removing debris after natural disasters, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and local and state authorities turned to USACE for assistance on Nov. 6. USACE placed debris subject matter experts – consultants – in eight New Jersey counties who worked with FEMA, state, county and local authorities to assess the quantities and types of debris and recommend courses of action for its removal. [Read More]
Published: Nov-29-12

Last Corps generators installed in New Jersey after Hurricane Sandy being returned to storage

As of Nov. 28, 90 generators had been de-installed and returned to the staging area on Naval Engineering Station No. 547 in Lakehurst, N.J., where they are being serviced and readied for their return to FEMA distribution centers to await the next disaster. [Read More]
Published: Nov-29-12

City and Army Corps working to remove waste, reduce combustion risk

New York City, in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, plan to convert tree debris caused by Hurricane Sandy into reusable materials, including biofuel, mulch and landfill cover. The City and the Army Corps are encouraging companies and municipalities to take the chipped tree debris. Contractors capable of hauling and further processing the wood debris may register with the Army Corps at https://apps.swf.usace.army.mil/Hurricane/. [Read More]
Published: Nov-28-12

Corps awards $92 million in task orders for Hurricane Sandy debris removal in NY

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is collecting debris from storm-damaged neighborhoods and removing debris piles from temporary storage sites within New York City under three recently awarded task orders totaling $92 million. [Read More]
Published: Nov-15-12

Corps teams with volunteer agencies to help bring normalcy to New Jersey

FEMA, the state of New Jersey, volunteer agencies and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, working out of the State-FEMA Joint Field Office in Lincroft, NJ, begin a Shelter In Place Assistance Program Nov. 14 to help bring normalcy to New Jersey residents following Hurricane Sandy. The program will provide training, mentoring, and materials by Army engineers to Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster members. [Read More]
Published: Nov-14-12

Dewatering task force completes mission in New York City

Through a partnership of private industry professionals and city and federal agencies, flood waters from nine FEMA mission-assigned locations in New York City have been removed less than two weeks after Hurricane Sandy’s record-level storm surge inundated the area. Dewatering operations at four of five other FEMA mission-assigned locations in the New York City metro area have also completed. [Read More]
Published: Nov-11-12

Army Engineers set up Recovery Field Office in New Jersey

In support of mission assignments from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and in support of the State of New Jersey, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers established this week a recovery field office in Lincroft, N.J., to provide contracting and management oversight to debris removal and clearance missions, infrastructure and coastal assessments, and technical assistance work in the state. [Read More]
Published: Nov-11-12

Hurricane Sandy Recovery debris removal contracting opportunities

Information for business owners interested in Hurricane Sandy recovery contract opportunities about how to provide their contact information to current Advance Contracting Initiative contractors awarded post-Sandy recovery contracts and to Corps acquisition teams and contracting officers who are planning future solicitations. Submission does not guarantee notification of all contracting opportunities. [Read More]
Published: Nov-10-12

Army Engineers set up Recovery Field Office in New York City

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers established this week a recovery field office in Queens, N.Y., that will manage debris clean-up and removal work in New York City and Long Island and coordinate infrastructure assessment site visits throughout New York. [Read More]
Published: Nov-09-12

Corps of Engineers liaisons connect with communities impacted by Sandy

1st Lt. Andrea Gongaware and 1st Lt. Erin Hanley, both of the 554th Engineer Battalion, serve on a team of eight local government liaisons, working with communities in the hardest-hit areas to better understand the needs of disaster-stricken community as they begin to recover. [Read More]
Published: Nov-09-12
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