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Posted 10/30/2012

Release no. FY13-10-02

Ron Fournier

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Rock Island District is deploying a team of engineers today to New York to support the Corps’ dewatering assistance to the state.

The Team, specially trained for dewatering New Orleans in the aftermath of a hurricane, will provide engineering technical assistance to the Corps’ New York District for dewatering flooded transportation systems and other low-lying areas.

The Rock Island District is also preparing its large stock of dewatering pumps for possible deployment throughout the hurricane-impacted area and additional assistance will be provided as requested.

Hurricane Sandy