Five U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District civilian employees have been tapped to assist in the federal government’s Sandy response and recovery efforts. The Sacramento District’s mobile command center – the Deployable Tactical Operations System, or DTOS – is also on stand-by to support. Here’s a short video tour of the DTOS and its capabilities: http://bit.ly/Q5abBz
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.
The Sacramento District is sending a wastewater treatment expert and four debris removal specialists. The debris specialists – who make up a management cell for debris removal missions - are already en route to Albany, N.Y. The district’s infrastructure assessment team is on alert to support, as well. More than 500 Corps employees are currently supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Sandy response. The Corps’ priority mission is de-watering New York City, but Corps Sandy missions also include providing emergency power and water throughout the disaster area. Additional Corps teams for infrastructure assessment, temporary roofing, commodities distribution and temporary housing are on alert to assist at FEMA’s request.
For more information on the Corps’ Sandy response visit: http://bit.ly/Tqq4Gd
Release no. 12-046