|U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
||Omaha District, (402) 995-2448
(24-hour emergency number)
||Public Law 84-99, as amended
||USACE is authorized to provide technical and direct assistance to
Communities threatened with potential flooding.
|Form of Assistance:
- Requested by authorized representative of the Governor
- Evaluate flood threat to area
- Supplement data collection efforts
- Inspect existing Flood Control Works and identify problems
- Provide engineering technical services
- Provide information for local contingency/ evacuation/flood fight plans
- Governor letter required requesting assistance
- Conduct field investigations / data collection
- Provide emergency flood fight supplies to threatened areas
- Project Report approved by HQUSACE
- Project economically feasible and constructable before flood
- Emergency construction of protective measure
||Any locality faced with a heighten flood threat to public health and welfare.
- State/tribal/local governments must make full use of their own resources, including the National Guard.
- Requests for assistance to the Corps must be initiated by the Governor or his/her authorized representative.
- The impacted area must be in the predicted or forecasted flood path.
- Constructable prior to the flood event.
- Benefit-cost ratio greater than 1.0.
- Project Cooperation Agreement (PCA) required.
- USACE assistance is supplemental to state and local efforts.
- Advanced measures is temporary and removed by locals.
- Applicants must furnish lands, easements, and right-of-way; make necessary relocations; and hold the U.S. free from damages.
||Application for program assistance will be made to USACE
District, but assistance is subject to approval at higher level.
||Assistance is provided to protect life, prevent urban damages and flooding of public facilities.