US Army Corps of Engineers
Albuquerque District

Flooding Response Assistance Authority

Emergency Management

Flooding Response Assistance (Emergency Operations) Authority

 

Administering Agency:

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) 

Contact:

 Operations & Readiness Branch, Albuquerque District, (505) 342-3686
(24-hour emergency number)

Statute:

Public Law 84-99, as amended

Assistance Available:

USACE is authorized to provide emergency operations support to communities with impending and/or current flooding. 

Emergency Operations:

  • Assist or direct flood fight efforts 
  • Conduct field investigations / data collection 
  • Provide emergency flood fight supplies 
  • Initiate emergency contracting 
  • Assist with search and rescue operations

Beneficiaries:

Any critical facility faced with an impending and/or current flood threat to public health and welfare.

Qualifying Requirements:

  • Written Request from the Governor
  • Impacts to critical facilities only 
  • Supplemental to the state/tribal/local government flood fight efforts 
  • Temporary in nature and directed to the immediate threat 
  • Reasonable and prudent 

Supplies & Materials:

  • Materials including sandbags, sandbag filling machines, pumps, and rapid deployable flood fighting measures are staged at varied locations throughout the Albuquerque District

Application:

Please coordinate an official request  through your State’s Emergency Management Office; however, please call let us know about your concerns.

Comments:

Flood fighting authority is initiated during a flood event.