US Army Corps of Engineers
South Atlantic Division

Readiness and Contingency Operations

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers provides immediate and effective response and assistance during National Emergencies and Major Presidentially Declared Disasters. Although these responsibilities lay primarily with state and local offices, in special circumstances, the Corps may supplement those efforts to save human life, prevent immediate human suffering or mitigate property damage. USACE’s top three priorities are:

  • Support immediate emergency response priorities; 
  • Sustain lives with critical commodities, temporary emergency power and other needs; and 
  • Initiate recovery efforts by assessing and restoring critical infrastructure.

The South Atlantic Division’s Readiness and Contingency Operations office (RCO) is engaged in planning, training and response activities for natural disasters, national emergencies and civil support.

Specifically, the Division’s Readiness and Contingency Organization and District’s Emergency Management Offices execute USACE authorities for the following:

  • Public Law 84-99 - Flood Control and Coastal Emergencies (FC&CE)
  • National Response Framework (NRF)

Puerto Rico Response

El Cuerpo de Ingenieros del Ejército de los Estados Unidos aumenta el volumen de remoción de escombros
4/10/2018
SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO – El Cuerpo de Ingenieros del Ejército de Estados Unidos (USACE, por sus siglas en inglés) anunció hoy que aumentarán el volumen de la misión de remoción de escombros, en Puerto...
USACE Increases Debris Collection Volume
4/10/2018
SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced today it will increase the volume of the debris removal mission, in Puerto Rico, by 250,000 cubic yards to accommodate for...
USACE awards additional $140.5 million for power grid restoration efforts in Puerto Rico
4/7/2018
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced today it will provide additional resources to further support emergency power restoration by increasing the value of an existing...
Ponce, Lajas, Guayama, Luquillo, Corozal, Toa Baja, Salinas, Sabana Grande, Vega Alta, Manati, Cayey and Lares schedule “last pass”
2/19/2018
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...
Corps Contractors Complete 50,000th Blue Roof Installation
1/23/2018
Contractors working for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers installed the 50,000th blue roof Tuesday for Puerto Rico residences damaged by hurricanes Irma and Maria, approaching three-quarters of...
Los contratistas del Cuerpo de Ingenieros completan la instalación de Techo Azul número 50,000
1/23/2018
El martes, los contratistas que trabajan para el Cuerpo de Ingenieros del Ejército de EE. UU. (USACE, por sus siglas en inglés) instalaron el techo azul número 50,000 para las residencias en Puerto...
USACE & PREPA launch mass distribution of materials to contractors
1/14/2018
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Task Force Power Restoration, in a joint effort with the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority, launched a mass distribution of over 200,000 pieces of power restoration...
USACE exceeds halfway mark in debris mission after collecting 2 million cubic yards in Puerto Rico
1/11/2018
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has collected 2 million cubic yards of debris from the island as of Jan. 9, and has exceeded the halfway mark in collecting debris tasked to USACE after hurricanes...
USACE va más allá de la mitad del camino en la misión de escombros luego de recoger 2 millones de yardas cúbicas en Puerto Rico
1/11/2018
A la fecha del 9 de enero, el Cuerpo de Ingenieros del Ejército de EE.UU. (USACE, por sus siglas en inglés), recogió 2 millones de yardas cúbicas de escombros en la isla y excedió la marca de la mitad...
Hormigueros es el primer municipio en completar la remoción de escombros en Puerto Rico
1/5/2018
- El Cuerpo de Ingenieros del Ejército de los Estados Unidos (USACE, por sus siglas en inglés) completó la recolecta de escombros en Hormigueros, Puerto Rico – el primer municipio de la isla en...
First to complete debris removal in Puerto Rico -- Hormigueros
1/5/2018
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has completed collection of debris in Hormigueros, Puerto Rico – the first municipality on the island to complete the mission with USACE. ...
Operation Blue Roof installs 30,000 temporary roofs in Puerto Rico
12/30/2017
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....
Se extiende la fecha límite para someter la solicitud de techos provisionales para las residencias afectadas por el Huracán María
12/26/2017
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. ...
Puerto Rico temporary roof application deadline extended
12/26/2017
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
12/2/2017
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...
USACE IA team inspires young interpreter’s career plans
11/28/2017
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...
USACE awards two new contracts for Operation Blue Roof in Puerto Rico
11/23/2017
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,...
Remote Puerto Rico community hospital gets 500th FEMA generator installed by USACE
11/13/2017
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....
USACE awards $19 million contract for additional generation at Yabucoa power plant
11/7/2017
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...
USACE team keeps Puerto Rico’s generators operational
11/5/2017
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...
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Emergency Temporary Power Team sets new record for generator installations in Puerto Rico
11/1/2017
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...
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers continue to make significant progress in hurricane recovery operations in Puerto Rico
10/31/2017
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...
Generadores suministran energía a Palo Seco para estabilizar la red
10/30/2017
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...
Generators supplying power to Palo Seco to stabilize grid
10/30/2017
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...
USACE’s Puerto Rico Contracting Team explore innovative ways to connect with local businesses
10/20/2017
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is employing innovative new approaches in advising local businesses of upcoming contract opportunities in Puerto Rico. ...
Cuerpo de Ingenieros otorga contrato adicional para los esfuerzos de la reparación de la red eléctrica en Puerto Rico
10/19/2017
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico–El Cuerpo de Ingenieros de los Estados Unidos (USACE por sus siglas en inglés) en coordinación con su oficina de Jacksonville, otorgó un contrato de $40 millones a PowerSecure,...
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awards additional contract for Puerto Rico power restoration efforts
10/19/2017
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), in coordination with the Jacksonville District, awarded a $40-million contract to PowerSecure Inc. Wednesday for additional support to...
Cuerpo de Ingenieros otorga contrato para personal y equipo para la reparación de la red eléctrica
10/16/2017
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - El Cuerpo de Ingenieros del Ejército de los EE.UU. (USACE por sus siglas en inglés), en coordinación con el Huntsville Engineering and Support Center, ha otorgado un contrato...
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awards contract for personnel and equipment for power restoration
10/16/2017
SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), in coordination with the Huntsville Engineering and Support Center, has awarded a contract today towards the repair of the power grid...
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awards first contract for power grid restoration
10/9/2017
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a contract to provide power generation to the Palo Seco Plant, one of the main power providers to the city of San Juan, Puerto Rico. The award, valued at...
Corps of Engineers assists in restoring water to Manati
10/6/2017
The city of Manati now has fresh drinking water for its 50,000 residents, including the patients of a Federal Medical Shelter and the local hospital, thanks to the efforts of Puerto Rico Aqueduct and...
Department of Defense agencies join forces to repair Guajataca Dam
10/4/2017
At the direction of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and in support of the Government of Puerto Rico, the U.S Army Corps of Engineers, the Department of Defense, and the Puerto Rico Energy and...
Army Corps, DoD, and local authorities work to stabilize Guajataca Dam
10/2/2017
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – At the direction of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and in support of the Government of Puerto Rico, the U.S Army Corps of Engineers, the Department of Defense, and...
Mobile District stands up the Puerto Rico Recovery Field Office
9/26/2017
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Mobile District deployed its first wave of personnel to Puerto Rico Sunday to stand up the Puerto Rico Recovery Field Office (RFO) that will oversee the...
Prepositioning of debris removal experts accelerates Hurricane Irma recovery operations
9/11/2017
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers preemptively mobilized Mobile District Emergency Management Chief Hubert “Bo” Ansley to the U.S. Virgin Islands, and civil engineer Herb Bullock to Puerto Rico, Sept....

Florida Response

Corps continues daily inspections of Herbert Hoover Dike
10/20/2017
Staff with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District continue to report no significant issues of concern following inspections of the Herbert Hoover Dike that surrounds Lake Okeechobee in...
Corps announces inspection results of Herbert Hoover Dike
10/6/2017
Staff with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District have no significant issues of concern following their most recent inspections of the Herbert Hoover Dike that surrounds Lake...
Corps to stabilize bridge in Brevard County
10/5/2017
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Jacksonville District will undertake repairs to stabilize a bridge in Brevard County after receiving a mission assignment from the Federal Emergency Management Agency...
‘Temporary Power’ team doing their part to return Florida to normalcy
9/22/2017
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Jacksonville District is nearing completion on its Hurricane Irma temporary power mission. Just 11 days following Irma’s impact, the team assigned to provide...
Corps to resume flows Lake Okeechobee to Caloosahatchee
9/18/2017
With Lake Okeechobee continuing its ascent, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District plans to resume flows to the Caloosahatchee River starting tomorrow (Sept. 19). ...

Prime Contractors

FLORIDA
Debris:

Ashbritt Environmental
Deerfield Beach, FL 3344

Roofing:
Artesian Contracting Co.

Albany GA
Coleman Construction
Los Angeles, CA 90062

GEORGIA
Debris:
CERES
Sarasota, FL 34240

Contracting in Disasters

Contractors are a critical force-multiplier during any disaster response. In the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), we rely heavily on these partners in industry to help us meet mission requirements quickly, efficiently and effectively.  

Are you a contractor looking to support our response mission? See Contracting in Disasters

US Virgin Islands Response

US Army Corps of Engineers Finishes USVI Temporary Power Mission
2/14/2018
The U.S. Virgin Islands has reached a quiet milestone in hurricane recovery. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has finished its mission to provide temporary power for critical facilities...
Prepositioning of debris removal experts accelerates Hurricane Irma recovery operations
9/11/2017
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers preemptively mobilized Mobile District Emergency Management Chief Hubert “Bo” Ansley to the U.S. Virgin Islands, and civil engineer Herb Bullock to Puerto Rico, Sept....