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Posted 5/2/2017

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Chief, Emergency Management Division, Rock Island District

Rock Island, IL (Rock Island Arsenal)

Under authority of Public Law 84-99, during flood emergencies the Corps of Engineers may provide tribal, state and local communities with flood fight supplies and equipment. USACE Districts maintain stocks of flood fight supplies and equipment based on historical usage patterns and forecasted conditions to provide for district-wide flood events. The National Flood Fight Materiel Center (NFFMC) at the Rock Island District was established to supplement district warehoused levels, provide cost-effective surge and replenishment support, and reestablish district stocks during recovery operations. The NFFMC maintains baseline inventories and IDIQ contracts with capabilities to provide flood fight materials support to districts throughout the Continental United States.

The NFFMC can provide the following support:

  • Sandbags
  • Polyethylene Sheeting
  • Large (Airlift Capable) Sandbags
  • Expedient Flood Fight Products (e.g. HESCO Bastion Flood Barriers)
  • Flood Pumps (diesel and PTO driven)
  • Technical support

Since 2010, the NFFMC has provided over 38,000,000 standard sandbags; 113,000 large airlift sandbags; 9,000 rolls of polyethylene sheeting; 38 miles of gabion baskets (HESCO), and 320 flood pumps in support of the Corps mission throughout the United States.

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Summarized Project Costs

Estimated Federal Cost  N/A  
Estimated Non-Federal Cost  N/A  
Estimated Total Project Cost  N/A  
Allocations Prior to Current FY 2017 Cost  N/A  
Current FY 2017 Allocation (received to date)  $2,223,000 
Current FY 2017 Total Capability  N/A 

Major Work Item Current Year
FY 2017:
In FY17 the NFFMC provided support to seven Corps Divisions and 16 Corps Districts through purchase and distribution of over 5,000,000 sandbags; 6,100 large airlift sandbags; 1700 rolls of polyethylene sheeting; 4 miles of gabion baskets, and multiple flood pumps. Major flood events supported by the NFFMC include: major flooding in Louisiana and the Pacific Northwest,and Hurricane Harvey. In addition, a new sandbag and polyethylene sheeting IDIQ contract was issued that will help ensure successful execution of the program through 2020.