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Emergency Response and Recovery

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers may provide help to save human life, prevent immediate human suffering or mitigate property damage. 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. The Corps can also assist in recovery operations when tasked by FEMA to provide drinking water, 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.

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 guidance on building and inspecting levees, please see Community Resources under Tools and Resources menu on the left. 

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) 290-5108
cemvp-pa@usace.army.mil

After hours (Media Only): 

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

Emergency Mgmt News


Corps of Engineers encourages severe weather awareness

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is proud to join and promote the campaign to encourage everyone to Be a Force of Nature by knowing your risk, taking action and being an example where you live. [Read More]
Published: Apr-11-16

Corps of Engineers assisting communities following historic rain, flooding

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is providing technical and direct assistance to communities following historic rain events this month. [Read More]
Published: Jun-24-14

International Red River Board to host public meeting

Winnipeg, MB.—The International Red River Board will be hosting a public open house meeting at the Ramada Plaza Suites in Fargo, North Dakota on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, from 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m. [Read More]
Published: Jan-13-14