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Operation Blue Roof installs 30,000 temporary roofs in Puerto Rico

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, overseeing the Operation Blue Roof mission in Puerto Rico, has installed more than 30,000 temporary roofs in Puerto Rico in the aftermath of hurricane Maria. [Read More]
Published: Dec-30-17

Corps steps down water releases from Lake Okeechobee, releases to St. Lucie Estuary down to zero

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District continues to implement a transition plan to step down water releases from Lake Okeechobee. “We are in the second week of our transition plan, which reduces flows to the Caloosahatchee and brings water releases at the St. Lucie down to zero. By next week, we will be at low flow levels for the dry season under the Lake Okeechobee Regulation Schedule,” said Lt. Col. Jennifer Reynolds, Jacksonville District Deputy Commander for South Florida. [Read More]
Published: Dec-28-17

Se extiende la fecha límite para someter la solicitud de techos provisionales para las residencias afectadas por el Huracán María

FEMA extendió hasta el 10 de enero de 2018 la fecha límite para someter la solicitud al programa de Techo Azul del Cuerpo de Ingenieros del Ejército de los EE.UU. [Read More]
Published: Dec-26-17

Puerto Rico temporary roof application deadline extended

The deadline for applications for a Blue Roof installation by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Puerto Rico has been extended from January 3 to January 10, 2018. [Read More]
Published: Dec-26-17

USACE awards $831 million contract to Fluor Enterprises for power grid repair in Puerto Rico

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), in coordination with the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, on Dec. 1 awarded a time and materials contract with an $831 million ceiling to Fluor Enterprises Inc., Greenville, South Carolina, to support ongoing work to restore the power grid in Puerto Rico. [Read More]
Published: Dec-02-17

USACE IA team inspires young interpreter’s career plans

The USACE Infrastructure Assessment Team had need of a Spanish interpreter at a remote school they were inspecting. The only one available was nine-year old Angel Emanuel Martinez Mateo. His help enabled them complete their inspection of the school without having to come back a second time. [Read More]
Published: Nov-28-17

Mobile District park rangers thankful they were at right place, right time to assist stranded motorists

Randy Flint and Mark Jackson, park rangers at Mobile District’s Allatoona Lake, are spending this Thanksgiving here working with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ debris removal mission. While they will miss their families at this time of year, they say they are thankful to be here. [Read More]
Published: Nov-23-17

USACE awards two new contracts for Operation Blue Roof

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in coordination with the Mobile District, awarded a $93-million shared capacity contract to Power & Instrumentation Services Inc. and Ceres Caribe Inc., Nov. 21, 2017, for additional support for temporary roofing mission more commonly known as “Operation Blue Roof.” [Read More]
Published: Nov-23-17

Corps to reduce flows from Lake Okeechobee

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District plans to reduce the amount of water flowing from Lake Okeechobee for the first time since releases were initiated following Hurricane Irma. Starting Friday (Nov. 17), the target flow for the Caloosahatchee Estuary will be set to 6,500 cubic feet per second (cfs) as measured at Moore Haven Lock & Dam (S-77). The target flow for the St. Lucie Estuary will be reduced to 2,800 cfs as measured at St. Lucie Lock & Dam (S-80) near Stuart. [Read More]
Published: Nov-16-17

Remote Puerto Rico community hospital gets 500th FEMA generator installed by USACE

The Castaner General Hospital in a remote part of Puerto Rico received the 500th generator installation as part of the FEMA temporary power program. The generator was installed November 12 by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. [Read More]
Published: Nov-13-17
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