USACE deploys to support northeast

| December 7, 2012 | 0 Comments
MANTOLOKING, N.J. — A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers employee inspects a breach, here, as a result of Hurricane Sandy. The island has been cut off since the breach flooded the area at the end of the bridge. (Photo courtesy U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District)

MANTOLOKING, N.J. — A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers employee inspects a breach, here, as a result of Hurricane Sandy. The island has been cut off since the breach flooded the area at the end of the bridge. (Photo courtesy U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District)

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Honolulu District Public Affairs

FORT SHAFTER — Fifteen U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Honolulu District personnel deployed to support recovery efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in the northeast.

The Power Planning and Response Team, or Power PRT from the District, includes specialists for contracting, liaisons, mission management, data management, logistics and quality assurance.

This specialized management cell team works with the 249th Eng. Battalion, contractors, and state and local entities to assess, install and maintain emergency generators at critical facilities.

The Power PRT will work with the Corps’ New York District, which has ongoing projects in the state, to identify, assign and resolve existing and incoming FEMA mission assignments, as well as other assignments or projects related to Hurricane Sandy.

Corps infrastructure teams are conducting engineering assessments of public works facilities that may have sustained hurricane damage, to include water treatment plants, medical facilities and public safety buildings.

The Corps of Engineers has been on the scene from the beginning, supporting FEMA and state and local officials, to provide contracting and management oversight to debris removal and clearance missions, infrastructure and coastal assessments and technical assistance work in the state.

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