Disaster Preparedness

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is prepared to provide immediate and effective response and assistance during emergencies and disasters. The preparedness program includes an emergency management organization, planning, training, maintaining adequate supplies, tools and equipment, and inspection program for non-Federal flood risk management projects.

 Type of Disaster Preparedness Assistance Provided by the Corps




  • Participation in emergency seminars and exercises when requested by tribal, state, county, or local officials.
  • Technical assistance for development of plans at the tribal, state, county, and local levels.
  • Inspection of flood risk management projects constructed or repaired by the Corps of Engineers, and advisement to local officials of needed maintenance.  For more information, see our Inspection of Completed Works page.
  • Upon request, inspection of non-Federal dams and flood risk management projects.  


Disaster Preparedness Responsibilities 


    Local responsibilities include:

  • Develop emergency action plans.  See our Emergency Action Plan Guidebook for assistance with developing a flood emergency action plan.
  • Identify available resources on hand (including flood fight materials), and identify resource gaps.  The county should address resource gaps at the local level, and the state should address resource gaps at the county level.
  • Provide emergency preparedness training.



How to Request Assistance:  Contact us using the information located in the column to the right and on our main page.

Emergency Management Contact Information

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
St. Paul District
Emergency Management

332 Minnesota St., Suite E1500
St. Paul, MN 55101

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