News Releases

  • 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.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Emergency Temporary Power Team sets new record for generator installations in Puerto Rico

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Task Force Puerto Rico’s, Emergency Temporary Power Planning and Response Team (PRT) from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Albuquerque District installed its 311th temporary generator October 28th in support of Hurricane Maria response and recovery efforts, setting a new record for generator installations.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers continue to make significant progress in hurricane recovery operations in Puerto Rico

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – On Sept. 20, Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico. The Category 5 hurricane wreaked havoc and destruction across the island, taking out electrical and communications infrastructure, as well as severely damaging thousands of buildings and homes.
  • Generadores suministran energía a Palo Seco para estabilizar la red

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Dos generadores, parte de un contrato de $35.1 millones del Cuerpo de Ingenieros del Ejército de los EE. UU., comenzaron a suministrar hasta 50 MW de generación adicional a la Central Termoeléctrica de Palo Seco localizada cerca de San Juan el 30 de octubre 2017.
  • Generators supplying power to Palo Seco to stabilize grid

    Two generators, part of a $35.1 million contract by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, began providing up to a combined 50 megawatts of electricity Oct. 30, 2017, to the Palo Seco power plant near San Juan.
  • El Cuerpo de Ingenieros del Ejército de EE. UU. amplía la operación de

    SAN JUAN, P.R. - Equipos de remoción de escombros del Cuerpo de Ingenieros del Ejército de EE. UU., en coordinación con FEMA, están trabajando activamente en operaciones de remoción de escombros en Toa Baja. Además, la remoción de escombros comenzará en, pero no se limitará a, Ponce, Arecibo, Humacao, Caguas y Fajardo en el futuro cercano.