US Army Corps of Engineers
Norfolk District

Hurricane Dorian Response

Published Sept. 4, 2019
Updated: Sept. 4, 2019

32 Norfolk District employees deployed to Richmond, Va., ahead of Hurricane Dorian's potential impacts on the commonwealth.
District Alternate Emergency Operations Center Activates
32 Norfolk District employees deployed to Richmond, Va., ahead of Hurricane Dorian's potential impacts on the commonwealth. USACE serves as the lead agency to respond with public works and engineering support to coordinate long-term infrastructure recovery, and conducts its emergency response activities under two basic authorities – Public Law 84-99 (Flood Control and Coastal Emergencies) and when mission assigned by FEMA under the Stafford Disaster and Emergency Assistance Act.
Photo By: Patrick Bloodgood
VIRIN: 190904-A-OI229-0002
In conjunction with Gov. Ralph Northam’s state of emergency declaration for Virginia on Sept. 2, the Norfolk District activated its Emergency Operations Center in Richmond to facilitate close coordination with state and federal agencies on pre- and post-Hurricane Dorian activities.

Satellite image of Hurricane Dorian just of the coast of Florida on Sept. 3, 2019. Image Courtesy National Hurricane Center, NOAA.
Hurricane Dorian Satellite 3 Sept. 2019
Satellite image of Hurricane Dorian just of the coast of Florida on Sept. 3, 2019. Image Courtesy National Hurricane Center, NOAA.
Photo By: National Weather Service NOAA
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USACE serves as the lead agency to respond with public works and engineering support to coordinate long-term infrastructure recovery, and conducts its emergency response activities under two basic authorities – Public Law 84-99 (Flood Control and Coastal Emergencies) and when mission assigned by FEMA under the Stafford Disaster and Emergency Assistance Act.

32 Norfolk District employees deployed to Richmond, Va., ahead of Hurricane Dorian's potential impacts on the commonwealth.
District Alternate Emergency Operations Center Activates
32 Norfolk District employees deployed to Richmond, Va., ahead of Hurricane Dorian's potential impacts on the commonwealth. USACE serves as the lead agency to respond with public works and engineering support to coordinate long-term infrastructure recovery, and conducts its emergency response activities under two basic authorities – Public Law 84-99 (Flood Control and Coastal Emergencies) and when mission assigned by FEMA under the Stafford Disaster and Emergency Assistance Act.
Photo By: Patrick Bloodgood
VIRIN: 190904-A-OI229-0001
Under Public Law 84-99 (Flood Control and Coastal Emergencies), USACE provides disaster preparedness services and advanced planning measures designed to reduce the amount of damage caused by an impending disaster.

Under the Stafford Act, the Corps supports the Department of Homeland Security and Federal Emergency Management Agency in carrying out the National Response Plan, which calls on 30 federal departments and agencies to provide coordinated disaster relief and recovery operations.