The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, working with local government officials, have set additional dates of the last day debris will be picked-up by contractors working under the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s debris mission assignment.
Corps of Engineers add additional “last pass” dates for Puerto Rico
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, working with local government officials, have set additional dates of the last day debris will be picked-up by contractors working under the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s debris mission assignment.
In the days following Hurricane Maria’s landfall on the island of Puerto Rico, FEMA assigned USACE the mission to evaluate critical public facilities, but since then the mission has evolved from evaluation to construction.
Critical Public Facility mission evolves as Puerto Rico recovery efforts continue
In the days following Hurricane Maria’s landfall on the island of Puerto Rico, FEMA assigned USACE the mission to evaluate critical public facilities, but since then the mission has evolved from evaluation to construction.
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Katrina survivor grows-up to support Maria recovery efforts
Out of the devastation of Hurricane Katrina many stories have been told of adversity and strength, but Jasmine Smith’s story has been 12-years in the making, now supporting recovery efforts in Puerto Rico.
A flagman signals traffic to slow as they pass a crew of linemen from Fluor subcontractor MasTec working on a distribution line in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Dec. 12, 2017, as part of Task Force Power Restoration's mission to repair the island's damaged electrical grid.
Task force safety seeks to reduce potential for traffic mishaps
A flagman signals traffic to slow as they pass a crew of linemen from Fluor subcontractor MasTec working on a distribution line in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Dec. 12, 2017, as part of Task Force Power Restoration's mission to repair the island's damaged electrical grid.
Emergency relief crews working with Army Corps of Engineers, Task Force Power Restoration, pull a wooden power pole up a newly created road to as part of the ongoing effort to restore power to the Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico, Christmas Eve, 2017.  USACE is partnering with the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority, the Department of Energy and FEMA and contracted partners, to restore safe and reliable power to the people of Puerto Rico. As assigned by FEMA, USACE leads the federal effort to repair the hurricane-damaged electrical power grid in support of the Government of Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority reports 59.4 percent or 875,500 of the 1.47M customers who are able to receive electric power have their service restored.
Terrain, tropics and topography
Emergency relief crews working with Army Corps of Engineers, Task Force Power Restoration, pull a wooden power pole up a newly created road to as part of the ongoing effort to restore power to the Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico, Christmas Eve, 2017. USACE is partnering with the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority, the Department of Energy and FEMA and contracted partners, to restore safe and reliable power to the people of Puerto Rico. As assigned by FEMA, USACE leads the federal effort to repair the hurricane-damaged electrical power grid in support of the Government of Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority reports 59.4 percent or 875,500 of the 1.47M customers who are able to receive electric power have their service restored.
USACE Task Force Power Restoration Commander Col. John P. Lloyd, along with Capt. Aaron Anderson, TF Power operations officer, ask a resident in Maunabo, Puerto Rico, on Jan. 3, if she has power. Her reply: “Yes, and thank you, thank you so much,” Lloyd said. “Microgrids are a great tool to help us service areas where main grid restoration is not projected to be complete in the near term,” said Lloyd. “Microgrids allow us to proof a distribution system in an area prior to main grid restoration so that when grid power is restored, there is less time spent having to diagnose the lines. The system is also very versatile, and may be a capability that can be used in future storms throughout the region.”
Microgrid technology brings vital electricity to Puerto Rico’s hardest hit towns
USACE Task Force Power Restoration Commander Col. John P. Lloyd, along with Capt. Aaron Anderson, TF Power operations officer, ask a resident in Maunabo, Puerto Rico, on Jan. 3, if she has power. Her reply: “Yes, and thank you, thank you so much,” Lloyd said. “Microgrids are a great tool to help us service areas where main grid restoration is not projected to be complete in the near term,” said Lloyd. “Microgrids allow us to proof a distribution system in an area prior to main grid restoration so that when grid power is restored, there is less time spent having to diagnose the lines. The system is also very versatile, and may be a capability that can be used in future storms throughout the region.”
Maj. Gen. Donald E. "Ed" Jackson, the deputy commanding general for civil and emergency operations, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and Task Force Power Restoration Commander Col. John Lloyd are briefed by a worker from Corps contractor Fluor about work to restore power on a hill top in Canovanas, Puerto Rico, Jan. 4. USACE is partnering with the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority, the Department of Energy, FEMA and contracted partners, to restore safe and reliable power to the people of Puerto Rico. As assigned by FEMA, USACE leads the federal effort to repair the hurricane-damaged electrical power grid in support of the Government of Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority reports 55 percent or 808,500 of the 1.47M customers who are able to receive electric power have their service restored.
USACE deputy visits Task Force Power in Puerto Rico
Maj. Gen. Donald E. "Ed" Jackson, the deputy commanding general for civil and emergency operations, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and Task Force Power Restoration Commander Col. John Lloyd are briefed by a worker from Corps contractor Fluor about work to restore power on a hill top in Canovanas, Puerto Rico, Jan. 4. USACE is partnering with the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority, the Department of Energy, FEMA and contracted partners, to restore safe and reliable power to the people of Puerto Rico. As assigned by FEMA, USACE leads the federal effort to repair the hurricane-damaged electrical power grid in support of the Government of Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority reports 55 percent or 808,500 of the 1.47M customers who are able to receive electric power have their service restored.

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Critical Public Facility mission evolves as Puerto Rico recovery efforts continue

In the days following Hurricane Maria’s landfall on the island of Puerto Rico, the Federal Emergency Management Agency assigned the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers the mission to evaluate critical public facilities, but since then the mission has evolved from evaluation to construction.
Published: 1/27/2018

Katrina survivor grows-up to support Maria recovery efforts

Out of the devastation of Hurricane Katrina many stories have been told of adversity and strength, but Jasmine Smith’s story has been 12-years in the making as she is now serving with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Puerto Rico as the Debris Mission manager.
Published: 1/22/2018

Alaska District employee remains dedicated to hurricane recovery in Puerto Rico

Over the past four months, Jim DeGraff spent just two weeks at home in Alaska. The rest of the time, he was in disaster areas, working with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to help the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico recover from hurricanes Irma and Maria.
Published: 1/8/2018

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