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Tag: Hurricane Sandy
  • March

    Picking up after Hurricane Sandy

    WASHINGTON-- The Army Corps of Engineers is still involved in relief efforts following Hurricane Sandy, which slammed into the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast Oct. 29. The Corps' latest efforts are being fueled with $5.35 billion from the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act of 2013, signed into law Jan. 29.
  • January

    Corps awards Fire Island debris removal contract

    Yaphank, New York -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced Jan. 25 the award of a Hurricane Sandy debris removal contract worth $8.8 million to DS3 Enterprises Inc. of Central Islip, N.Y.
  • Challenges on Fire Island

    Hurricane Sandy's horror and destruction came ashore in the Northeast region Oct. 29, 2012, its tropical force winds and storm surge impacted millions in 15 states. One of the areas hit in New York by the storm was a barrier island called Fire Island.
  • Caven Point hit hard by Sandy, supports NY/NJ Harbor and begins own recovery

    "It’s unprecedented the amount they’ve been bringing in," Lyness said. "I’ll give you an example. In the nearly three-week period between October 31st and today (November 19th), we’ve collected forty percent of our whole annual targeted goal."
  • December

    Automated system helps Army Corps manage debris mission in NYC

    QUEENS, N.Y. -- At Jacob Riis Park, a temporary storage site in Queens, N.Y., waves of short-haul trucks arrive to unload storm-damage debris, plucked from public right-of-ways following Hurricane Sandy.
  • USACE: Getting Hurricane Sandy missions done through interagency teamwork

    NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. -- "She was wandering around mounds of debris along the waterfront at Breezy Point, New York, and the shock on her face was pretty powerful for me," said Jim Balocki, chief, Interagency and International Services, Headquarters, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
  • USACE getting Hurricane Sandy missions done through interagency teamwork

    After Hurricane Sandy, the Army Corps immediately had teams on the ground working around the clock to get things back to normal, families safely back in their homes and people back to work.
  • Next phase of debris removal in NYC begins for Army Corps

    QUEENS, N.Y. -- On the morning of Hurricane Sandy, Martha Militano, a Rockaways resident, packed an overnight bag and left for Brooklyn to stay the night with her son. The next day, after the storm had passed, she went back to her home on Beach 130th Street, where she had lived for the past 16 years and discovered everything was gone.
  • November

    Through the lens on Sandy recovery

    I saw blue skies, and in the distance, the skyline of Manhattan with the sunlight glistening off the glass-clad skyscrapers like it would on any typical day. But, as I would quickly find out first-hand, nothing was typical in Lower Manhattan, or in many parts of the tri-state area.
  • Corps completes emergency dredging of Rudee Inlet

    Rudee Inlet, a man-made inlet sited along one of Virginia Beach’s most dynamic shorelines, was recently dredged as a result of shoaling from Hurricane Sandy.
  • USACE ramps up NYC debris removal work

    BROOKLYN, New York – Sixty large dump trucks are now moving 150,000 cubic yards of debris from New York City to disposal sites around the city. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is overseeing this Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)-assigned mission.
  • FEMA assigns infrastructure assessment mission to Corps of Engineers

    BROOKLYN, New York – Two U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Planning and Response Teams are coordinating damage assessments of public buildings, waste and waste water treatment plants, and transportation infrastructure in areas of New York and New Jersey impacted by Hurricane Sandy.
  • Corps of Engineers restores power to Rockaways public housing

    BROOKLYN, New York – As the sun set at the Redfern Housing Complex in Far Rockaway, N.Y., Nov. 6, cheers erupted from the windows. Residents in the complex had been without power since Hurricane Sandy devastated the northeast a week prior. But because of a joint effort by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, other branch components and federal and state partners working through the Federal Emergency Management Agency, power is continuing to be restored in Rockaway and other hard-hit areas throughout New York and New Jersey.
  • USACE receives three debris removal missions from FEMA

    BROOKLYN, New York – The Federal Emergency Management Agency has issued three mission assignments for debris removal in New York and New Jersey to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in response to damage caused by Hurricane Sandy. USACE crews were deployed Nov. 5 to begin clearing storm-damaged areas.
  • USACE works around the clock to provide emergency power in wake of Hurricane Sandy

    BROOKLYN, New York - In support of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is actively working to provide temporary emergency power in areas of New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania affected by Hurricane Sandy.
  • USACE part of team working to put Passaic Valley treatment plant back in service

    BROOKLYN, New York – Under a Federal Emergency Management Administration mission assignment, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is working with the Passaic Valley Sewer Commission and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection to return the Passaic Valley Waste Water Treatment Plant to service. This critical facility, located near the Newark airport, serves 1.3 million households.
  • USACE works with federal, state and local teams to repair Hoboken Ferry Terminal

    BROOKLYN, New York -- In support of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and in partnership with the U.S. Navy and other federal, state and local agencies, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is actively working to repair and return power to the Hoboken Ferry Terminal.
  • Corps of Engineers accelerates water removal mission, work progressing at critical sites

    BROOKLYN, New York – 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 executing pumping operations with state and federal partners at six flooded mass transit sites in response to the $20 million mission assignment from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
  • October

    Waterfield Building closed Oct. 29

    Due to local weather and travel conditions, the Waterfield building is closed Monday, Oct. 29. Administrative leave is authorized for employees who work in the Waterfield building. Employees who work at area military installations should follow the instructions of the garrison commander. Employees who work from field or home offices throughout the Commonwealth should work as conditions allow.