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.
Release no. 13-067