Contractors working for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District install a 23-foot-tall concrete shaft enclosure weighing approximately 120,000 pounds as part of the guard wall at the Monongahela River Locks and Dam 4 in Charleroi, Pennsylvania, Nov. 16, 2023.

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  • March

    Pittsburgh emergency team simulates its first scenario-driven exercise for local flood response

    As heavy rain hit the Pittsburgh region, waters flooded homes and carried debris across roadways that blocked emergency routes. Quickly, local resources became overwhelmed, and county leaders requested additional aid.
  • August

    Lock operator returns home to Guam to support Typhoon Mawar recovery

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 11, 2023) – Old Hickory Lock Operator Anthony Certeza recently deployed to Guam in the aftermath of Typhoon Mawar, which devastated his native island in late May. He performed home inspections and literally assisted his own parents who lost power and needed his help.
  • June

    Headwater Highlights: Nation’s temporary emergency power mission surges through Pittsburgh

    The Pittsburgh District is the only U.S. Army Corps of Engineers district to oversee all temporary emergency power missions supporting FEMA. The emergency team serves communities in the aftermath of a natural disaster. They focus specifically on providing generators to critical public facilities such as hospitals, emergency rooms, shelters, and emergency response centers.
  • May

    Nathan Rogacki Awarded Employee of the Month

    Hydraulic Engineer, Nathan Rogacki, awarded the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Great Lakes and Ohio River Division Employee of the Month for March 2023.
  • Bob Burnside, RCO Chief, retires after over 52 years of service

    On May 1, 2023, a farewell ceremony was held for Robert “Bob” Burnside at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Great Lakes and Ohio River Division Headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • February

    Emergency Management in business of preparedness

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 16, 2023) – When natural disasters and emergencies strike, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District stands ready to join an immediate response to help people and communities recover.
  • August

    Louisville District aids in Eastern Kentucky response, recovery after historic floods

    Southeast Kentucky received up to eight inches of rain during the evening of July 28, 2022, that resulted in the most catastrophic flooding event in the region’s recorded history. As the people of eastern Kentucky begin to rebuild, they face more than the devastating toll of lost loved ones and belongings. There are tons of muck, mire, and debris to be dealt with. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District is playing a vital role in those recovery efforts, providing support to the Commonwealth, and simultaneously cleaning up two of its own lake projects that withstood the flood and prevented millions of dollars in additional downstream damage. 
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