September 11, 2001 : Attack on America
United States Army Corps of Engineers Trade Center/Pentagon Bombings Recovery Efforts 10:00 AM; September 21, 2001

World Trade Center/Pentagon Bombings Recovery Efforts
Current Operations (Updated as of 1000, September 21)

USACE has currently deployed 108 personnel to New York City from around the nation to support recovery efforts. Nine more are deployed to the Pentagon, and 67, to include 26 Army Reservists, are at the Corps headquarters in Washington, D.C. in support of HQUSACE, NAD and the Pentagon. An additional seven USACE personnel are on the Emergency Support Team at FEMA headquarters in Washington.

Sixteen structural experts and four surveyors from across the nation deployed to New York City to assist the city in evaluating some of the more complicated building assessments and safety of areas to attempt search and rescue. This mission is winding down, and the survey team and half the structural team have returned to home station. Five structural specialists and one subject-matter expert remain. A debris management cell of 18 USACE and six contract personnel is also on site to provide technical assistance to the city.

The Corps has deployed two Deployable Tactical Operations Centers to New York City for command and control. One has been provided to FEMA for their use.

USACE has deployed two Rapid Response Vehicles to New York City to enhance command and control of disaster recovery operations.

FEMA and the Corps are utilizing the two Deployable Tactical Operations Centers and two Rapid Response Vehicles deployed to New York City to form a linked communications network around the area of destruction.

To date, FEMA has assigned USACE missions for emergency power, technical assistance, debris-removal assessment and structural safety assessment in New York City, and technical assistance for debris removal at the Pentagon. To date, FEMA has authorized $4.41M for USACE to accomplish these missions.

The United States Army Corps of Engineers will not discuss specific security measures being taken at our facilities for force protection. The Corps is responding with appropriate security measures to meet the threat condition declared by DoD following the terrorist attacks.

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