Hurricane Sandy News Releases

USACE advises local authorities on debris removal best practices

Published Nov. 30, 2012
Because the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has extensive experience removing debris following natural disasters, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and local and state authorities turned to USACE for assistance. FEMA assigned USACE a debris management technical assistance mission in New Jersey Nov. 6. USACE placed debris subject matter experts – consultants – in eight New Jersey counties who worked with FEMA, state, county and local authorities to assess the quantities and types of debris and recommend courses of action for its removal.