Hurricane Fiona Infographic

Emergency Operations

Disasters and Emergencies

Hurricane IAN

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has received FEMA Mission Assignments (MAs) for Regional Activation and Temporary Emergency Power in response to Hurricane Fiona. Under these MAs we have deployed a Temporary Emergency Power Planning and Response Team, Soldiers from the 249th Engineer Battalion, team leaders and assistant team leaders, as well as subject matter experts in logistics, temporary power, infrastructure assessment and debris.  The Jacksonville District is coordinating with local, state and federal agencies on requirements and support in response to Hurricane Fiona.  

Hurricane Preparedness

Hurricane season is officially upon us. Be prepared. We encourage all individuals, families, organizations and businesses to take stock, plan and get prepared. There are several things you can do before a storm to make sure you are ready, download the planning guide here.

It will add yet another layer to a very challenging time for all of us, but we will succeed in responding to these challenges regardless of what mother nature throws at us!  The official forecast from NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center is calling for an above-normal season. 

Atlantic hurricane season:  June 1 through November 30
Eastern Pacific Hurricane Season: May 15-November 30
Central Pacific Hurricane Season: June 1-November 30

Hurricanes are dangerous and can cause major damage from storm surge, wind damage, rip currents and flooding. They can happen along any U.S. coast or in any territory in the Atlantic or Pacific oceans. Storm surge historically is the leading cause of hurricane-related deaths in the United States.

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Corps Mission

Every year, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, part of the federal government’s unified national response to disasters and emergencies, sends hundreds of people to respond to disasters around the world. Here at home, USACE assists the Department of Homeland Security and Federal Emergency Management Agency as the primary agency for public works and engineering-related emergency support. FEMA assigns USACE missions to include: debris management, commodities distribution, temporary housing, temporary roofing, emergency power, infrastructure assessment, and support to urban search and rescue.

  • USACE uses pre-awarded contracts that can be quickly activated for missions such as debris removal, temporary roofing, commodities distribution, and generator installation.

  • When disasters occur, USACE teams and other resources are mobilized from across the country to assist our local districts and offices to deliver our response missions.