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National Flood Fight Materiel Center - Overview

Published March 10, 2020


Rock Island, Illinois (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

• Wire rope slings

• 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 51,000,000 standard sandbags; 138,000 large airlift sandbags; 2,200 wire rope slings; 11,400 rolls of polyethylene sheeting; 60 miles of gabion baskets (HESCO) and 413 flood pumps in support of the Corps mission throughout the United States.

Additional Information

Congressional Interest

All within the Rock Island District

Senators: Charles Grassley (IA), Joni Ernst (IA), Richard Durbin (IL), Tammy Duckworth (IL), Amy Klobuchar (MN), Tina Smith (MN), Roy Blunt (MO), Joshua Hawley (MO), Tammy Baldwin (WI), Ron Johnson (WI)

Representatives: IA-1 (Abby Finkenauer), IA-2 (Dave Loebsack), IA-3 (Cynthia Axne), IA-4 (Steve King), IL-1 (Bobby Rush), IL-2 (Robin Kelly), IL-3 (Dan Lipinski), IL-4 (Jesus Garcia), IL-7 (Danny Davis), IL-11 (Bill Foster), IL-13 (Rodney Davis), IL-14 (Lauren Underwood), IL-15 (John Shimkus), IL-16 (Adam Kinzinger), IL-17 (Cheri Bustos), IL-18 (Darin LaHood), MN-1 (Jim Hagedorn), MN-7 (Collin Peterson), MO-6 (Sam Graves), WI-1 (Bryan Steil), WI-2 (Mark Pocan), WI-3 (Ron Kind), WI-5 (F. James Sensenbrenner Jr.), WI-6 (Glenn Grothman) 


SI - Special Interest

Summarized Project Costs

Estimated Federal Cost  N/A 
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Allocations Prior to FY 2020  N/A 
FY 2020 Allocation N/A 
FY 2020 Total Capability  N/A 

Major Work Item Current Year
FY 2020: The National Flood Fight Material Center is fully stocked and prepared to provide Enterprise-wide assistance when needed with sandbags, large airlift sandbags, gabbion basket temporary flood barrier, plastic sheeting, and portable pumps in several pump sizes.