Tag: dewater
  • 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.
  • Corps of Engineers restores power to Rockaway's public housing

    Power was restored Nov. 6 at the Redfern Housing Complex in Far Rockaway, N.Y. for residents who had been without power since Hurricane Sandy devastated the northeast a week before. A joint effort by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, working with other partners through the Federal Emergency Management Agency, is restoring power in Rockaway and other hard-hit areas throughout New York and New Jersey.
  • USACE part of team working to put Passaic Valley treatment plant back in service

    Under a Federal Emergency Management Administration-assigned mission, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is working with the Passaic Valley Sewer Commission and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection to fix the Passaic Valley Waste Water Treatment Plant near the Newark Airport, restoring service to 1.3 million households.
  • Corps of Engineers accelerates water removal mission, work progressing at critical sites

    As part of the Federal government’s unified national response to Hurricane Sandy, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-led joint dewatering task force is pumping out water with state and federal partners at six flooded mass transit sites, following a $20 million mission assignment from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
  • Corps of Engineers making substantial progress with water removal mission

    Roughly 600 million gallons of storm water infiltrated the nation’s busiest and oldest underground mass transit system and critical inter-city roads, requiring a comprehensive and careful approach to dewatering. USACE deployed technical experts and pumps in response to FEMA’s $20 million assignment to dewater impacted infrastructure.