Team from U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers Pittsburgh Division Provides Power During Hurricane

The emergency power team is currently deployed to Fort Bragg, North Carolina

Shelby Cassesse
September 14, 2018 - 4:38 pm

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PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA)  - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District deployed an emergency power team of 14 to Fort Bragg, North Carolina to supply generators to critical facilities. 

Commanded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the team is deployed for all federally declared disasters. 

Spokesman Jeff Hawk says the team will provide generators to hospitals, water treatment centers, sanitary sewer facilities and other lifesaving entities.

"They are assessing the situation there and as the needs become clear through the states, through the impacted states we will start to execute a mission and hook generators up."

The demand for the team has increased in the past year.  Hawk say this makes 13 months of continuous work for their emergency operations center, which has been running continuously since Hurricane Harvey 13 months ago. 

"Our next longest mission was about 61 days for Hurricane Sandy, so we are in kind of a historic moment here in the Pittsburgh district handling this series of storms that we've had this year and the storms that we're tracking now, three or four storms on the horizon."

To aid in hurricane relief, visit the Brother's Brother Foundation website.