Flood Response Authority

Flooding Response Assistance (Emergency Operations) Authority

Published Aug. 3, 2012
Administering Agency: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 
Contact: Readiness Branch, Omaha District, (402) 995-2448
(24-hour emergency number)
Authority: 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 Omaha 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.