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Washington, DC — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) leaders are visiting Hurricane Florence affected area to assess the damage and review the response efforts.

Senior leaders will have opportunities for media engagements during their time on the ground and talk about USACE response efforts to the devastating storm.

Lt. Gen. Todd T. Semonite, Commanding General and Chief of Engineers, will be available for media opportunities at the North Carolina Emergency Operations Center, Wednesday Sept. 19, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

USACE is working in partnership with the local, state, and federal response for Hurricane Florence. We have more than 310 personnel who are providing support both onsite and remotely, coordinating with local, state and FEMA partners. Our number one priority is the life, health and safety of all those impacted by these storms.

USACE has received 31 FEMA mission assignments including – National Activation, Regional Activations, Temporary Emergency Power, Debris, Infrastructure Assessment, Water and Wastewater Assessment, Temporary Roofing, and Dam Safety Technical Assistance.

USACE has fully-engaged teams actively monitoring and managing these dams to make as much water storage available as possible. These teams will continue to monitor and manage these dams throughout the event.

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