Tag: emergency operations
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • Federal, state agencies combined efforts bring quick repair along New Jersey shore

    Shortly after Hurricane Sandy, state, local and federal agencies assessed damage at Mantoloking and began taking steps to repair the breached town. Within two days, the Federal Emergency Management Agency issued a $2.5 million assignment, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers undertook an emergency land stabilization mission to close the gap between the ocean and the bay.
  • USACE ramps up NYC debris removal work

    Sixty large dump trucks are now moving 150,000 cubic yards of debris from New York City to disposal sites around the city, with oversight from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in this Federal Emergency Management Agency-assigned mission.
  • 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 receives three debris removal missions from FEMA

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency has assigned three missions to remove debris in New York and New Jersey to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in response to damage caused by Hurricane Sandy. USACE crews deployed Nov. 5 to clear storm-damaged areas.
  • 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.