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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.”
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • USACE awards $19 million contract for additional generation at Yabucoa power plant

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) in coordination with the Omaha district awarded a $19 million contract to Aptim Federal Services, LLC, November 6, to provide more reliable power for the Yabucoa and Humacao areas, located in southeast Puerto Rico.
  • New disaster response mission, USACE team keeps Puerto Rico’s generators operational

    At the request of Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) tasked the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to maintain and repair non-federally installed generators. USACE deployed their Honolulu District Temporary Emergency Power Planning and Response Team and contracted with Louis Berger to take on this unprecedented mission.
  • USVI Blue Roof Deadline Extended

    The deadline for Virgin Island hurricane survivors to sign up with Operation Blue Roof for free temporary roofing repairs to their homes has been extended to Thursday, November 23.