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Emergency Response and Recovery

Public Law 84-99 enables USACE to assist state and local authorities in flood response activities and cost share in the repair of flood protection structures. Assistance is limited to the preservation of life and the protection of public property, to include public and private facilities that provide public services. During natural disasters and other emergencies, the Corps can respond by providing engineering expertise and direct support to supplement local and state government efforts.  Our Public Law 84-99 Fact Sheet contains more details about flood response.

Public Law 93-288 authorizes the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to task USACE with disaster response and short-term recovery missions under the National Response FrameworkThe Corps can assist in recovery operations to clean up debris, provide auxiliary power as well as make repairs to and provide temporary housing or roofing.

Every year, the Corps of Engineers sends hundreds, sometimes thousands, of people to respond to disasters around the world. When disasters occur, it is not just a local Corps’ district or office that responds. Personnel and other resources are mobilized from across the country to carry out our response and recovery missions.

Flood response tools and resources

UPDATED: Emergency Action Plan Guidebook, Version 3.0 - March 2018

This guidebook provides step-by-step instructions to assist communities with developing a flood emergency action plan.  

Current Emergency Operations

The St. Paul District is prepared to provide technical assistance upon request.  There are no active response efforts within our district boundaries at this time.

For flood fight guidance (including our Emergency Action Plan Guidebook), please visit our Community Resources Toolbox page. 

Emergency Management Contact Information

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
St. Paul District
Emergency Management
180 5th St. E, Suite 700
St. Paul, MN 55101

Phone: 651-290-5210
Fax: 651-290-5212

Media Contact Resources

Contact Information:

Public Affairs:
(651) 290-5200
(651) 290-5201
(651) 290-5202
(651) 290-5679
(651) 290-5108
cemvp-pa@usace.army.mil

After hours (Media Only): 

(612) 840-9453
(651) 366-7539
(651) 262-6804 

Emergency Mgmt News


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Corps of Engineers St. Paul District personnel continue to support hurricane relief efforts in Texas, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, currently has 59 of its 600 employees deployed over the holidays to support relief efforts in the wake of hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. [Read More]
Published: Dec-22-17

White Bear Lake native receives Chief of Engineers 2016 Civil Responder of the Year award

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Headquarters recently selected Bonnie Greenleaf, White Bear Lake, Minnesota, native, and St. Paul District project manager, as recipient of the Chief of Engineers 2016 Civil Responder of the Year award. [Read More]
Published: Dec-19-17

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Paul District personnel continue support during hurricane relief efforts

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Paul District currently has more than 20 employees deployed to support relief efforts in the wake of hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. [Read More]
Published: Oct-17-17

Corps set to support flood fight activities in North Dakota

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is preparing to support local flood fight efforts in North Dakota. [Read More]
Published: Mar-27-17

Corps adjusts Lake Darling releases ahead of spring snowmelt

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is increasing the water outflow from Lake Darling, northwest of Minot, North Dakota, ahead of the spring snowmelt. [Read More]
Published: Mar-23-17
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