Earthquakes, hurricanes, floods and other disasters are an unfortunate part of life. It is impossible to completely prevent them. A tornado, hurricane, flood, earthquake or other disaster can tear through our communities in moments destroying homes and businesses, uprooting families and leaving behind a path of destruction and broken dreams.
Emergency Response and Disaster Recovery
Each year, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) sends hundreds of people to respond to disasters around the world. When disasters occur, it is not just a local USACE district or office that responds. Personnel and other resources are mobilized across the country to carry out our response missions. In any disaster, USACE's three top priorities are:
- Support immediate emergency response priorities
- Sustain lives with critical commodities, temporary emergency power and other needs
- Initiate recovery efforts by assessing and restoring critical infrastructure
For more information read our Emergency Management Brochure (pdf, 2.11 MB).