USACE Louisville District supports recovery efforts in eastern Kentucky following severe flooding

USACE
Published Aug. 10, 2022
Updated: Aug. 10, 2022
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Eric Springston, geotechnical engineer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District (left) discusses bridge inspection findings with Chris Allen, District 12 bridge engineer with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, August 08, 2022, in Knott County, Kentucky. Geotechnical engineers with Louisville District are inspecting and documenting bridge damage resulting from the recent flooding in Eastern Kentucky. (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers photo by Charles Delano)

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Eric Springston, geotechnical engineer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District (left) and Chris Chandler, bridge safety program manager with USACE Huntington District inspect a bridge August 08, 2022, in Knott County, Kentucky. USACE engineers are inspecting and documenting bridge damage resulting from the recent flooding in Eastern Kentucky. (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers photo by Charles Delano)

bridge inspections

Eric Springston, geotechnical engineer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District inspects a bridge, August 08, 2022, in Knott County, Kentucky. Geotechnical engineers with Louisville District are inspecting and documenting bridge damage resulting from the recent flooding in Eastern Kentucky. (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers photo by Charles Delano)

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District is working in partnership with local, state and federal agencies in response to severe flooding, which impacted eastern Kentucky, July 26-30, 2022.

USACE works under the direction of FEMA to support state and local governments in responding to major disasters serving as the lead agency to respond with public works and engineering support.

“We are working in coordination with the state and FEMA to provide technical assistance and supplies,” said George Minges, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District Emergency Management Chief. “We currently have 14 personnel performing assessments throughout eastern Kentucky, we have provided more than 11,500 sandbags to the state, and we are prepared and ready to provide additional support, if needed.”

At the request of FEMA, the Louisville District is providing technical assistance for the Commonwealth, which includes debris assessments, inspections of critical public facilities, such as water treatment plants and schools, and technical engineer assessments along county roads and critical lines of communications.

The district has a debris subject matter expert embedded at the State Emergency Operations Center in Frankfort, Kentucky and a debris technical assistance team, comprised of five subject matter experts, working in the affected region. The team is conducting joint damage assessments throughout the declared counties alongside FEMA and Kentucky Emergency Management (KYEM) personnel.

An additional team of engineers from the Louisville and Huntington districts are performing road and bridge infrastructure assessments in support of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) in coordination with the Kentucky Army National Guard.

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