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Posted 9/14/2013

Release no. 13-067


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Chris Gray
916-296-8415
chris.gray-garcia@usace.army.mil

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District deployed a mobile command center – the deployable tactical operations system, or DTOS – to Aurora, Colo., Sept. 14 to assist in the federal government’s response to severe flooding throughout the state.

The DTOS will support Corps staff requested by Federal Emergency Management Agency Region 8 to provide emergency power assistance.  

President Barack Obama signed a federal emergency declaration for the Colorado floods Sept. 12, authorizing FEMA to coordinate disaster relief efforts.

Under a federal emergency response, the Corps serves as the lead agency to respond with public works and engineering support and to coordinate long-term infrastructure recovery. When disasters occur, Corps teams and other resources are mobilized from across the country to assist local Corps districts and offices in their response missions.

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