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USACE receives three debris removal missions from FEMA

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has issued three mission assignments for debris removal in New York and New Jersey to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) in response to damage caused by Hurricane Sandy. USACE crews were deployed Nov. 5 to begin clearing storm-damaged areas. [Read More]
Published: Nov-06-12

USACE part of team working to put Passaic Valley treatment plant back in service

Under a Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) mission assignment, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) 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. [Read More]
Published: Nov-05-12

USACE works with federal, state and local teams to repair Hoboken ferry terminal

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. [Read More]
Published: Nov-04-12

USACE works around the clock to provide emergency power in wake of Hurricane Sandy

In support of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is actively working to provide temporary emergency power in areas of New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania affected by Hurricane Sandy. USACE teams have deployed to strategic locations to help at critical facilities like hospitals, nursing homes and shelters. [Read More]
Published: Nov-03-12

Army engineers begin debris removal mission

Through a collaborative effort of federal, state and local government agencies, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers North Atlantic Division deployed technical experts from across the country to New Jersey and New York City today to support a FEMA debris removal mission assignment. The initial focus of the mission is to assess and clear debris in support of the ongoing Emergency Temporary Power Mission. The Corps is currently supporting 35 FEMA mission assignments as the Northeast continues to recover from Hurricane Sandy. [Read More]
Published: Nov-03-12

Army Corps begins assessing Hurricane Sandy damages

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District began inspecting its projects for damages and carrying out post-storm missions following historic Hurricane Sandy. Inspections are scheduled for a number of Army Corps of Engineers projects in the region, including coastal projects in New Jersey and Delaware, dams in eastern Pennsylvania and navigational channels in rivers and inlets. District Commander Lt. Col. Chris Becking inspected the Absecon Island beach nourishment project in Atlantic City and Ventnor on Oct. 30. [Read More]
Published: Oct-31-12

Army Corps to temporarily close road at Francis E. Walter Dam

The U.S. Army Corps Engineers’ Philadelphia District will temporarily close the Francis E. Walter Dam road (between Bear Creek Road and Route 940) from Oct. 15 at 7:00 a.m. to Oct. 19 at 5:00 p.m. for repair work. [Read More]
Published: Oct-09-12

Blue Marsh Lake to waive fees for Public Lands Day; invites volunteers to assist with projects

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District announced Blue Marsh Lake will waive all day use fees for visitors in celebration of National Public Lands Day Sept. 29 and 30. National Public Lands Day (NPLD), an event held annually in September, showcases our nation’s public lands and the importance of protecting natural resources through responsible use and volunteerism. [Read More]
Published: Sep-24-12

Army Corps to hold public comment meeting for F.E. Walter recreation plan

The U.S. Army Corps Engineers’ Philadelphia District will host a meeting to review the 2012 Francis E. Walter Dam recreation plan and solicit feedback for next year’s plan. The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Holiday Inn Express in White Haven, Pa. [Read More]
Published: Sep-24-12

Army Corps cancels final whitewater release of 2012

The U.S. Army Corps Engineers Philadelphia District announced it does not have enough water storage to hold a whitewater release Sept. 14 from the Francis E. Walter Dam. [Read More]
Published: Sep-11-12
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