The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is a major Army command with a broad set of missions and capabilities – including providing assistance when natural disasters or other emergencies occur. Emergency preparedness and response is primarily a state and local responsibility. However, when a disaster exceeds state and local capabilities, the Corps of Engineers may provide help.
Emergency assistance is a top Corps priority and we provide immediate response using every resource and expedited procedure available. Assistance is limited to the preservation of life and protection of residential and commercial developments, to include public and private facilities that provide public services.