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National Flood Fight Materiel Center - Overview

Published March 8, 2019

Chief, Emergency Management Division

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 44,000,000 standard sandbags; 125,000 large airlift sandbags; 2,200 wire rope slings; 10,000 rolls of polyethylene sheeting; 52 miles of gabion baskets (HESCO) and 374 flood pumps in support of the Corps mission throughout the United States.

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Summarized Project Costs

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Major Work Item Current Year
FY 2019:
The National Flood Fight Material Center is fully stocked and prepared to provide Enterprise-wide assistance when needed. Thus far the NFFMC has provided 7 flood pumps to support flood operations along the Ohio River.