Army engineers begin debris removal mission

Published Nov. 3, 2012

BROOKLYN, New York – 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.

Additionally, the Corps’ Planning Response teams remain on alert for commodities distribution, infrastructure assessment, temporary roofing, critical public facilities, water planning, and temporary housing.

For more information, contact the Corps’ North Atlantic Division Headquarters Public Affairs Support Team (PST) at 718-765-7192.

Justin Ward

Release no. 12-020