Emergency Archive

  • By Amy Echols, Public Affairs Office A few weeks after the statewide flood of 1964, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers began work to “put the (Sandy) river back in the channel it was in prior to the Christmas flood.” Clackamas County commissioners asked property owners on the western slopes […]

    Shifting river, national policy changes community’s role

    By Amy Echols, Public Affairs Office A few weeks after the statewide flood of 1964, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers began work to “put the (Sandy) river back in the channel it was in prior to the Christmas flood.” Clackamas County commissioners asked property owners on the western slopes […]

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  • Every Corps employee should have a preparedness plan in case of natural or man-made disaster so that you and your family are best prepared to survive any type of disaster and also ensure that USACE can successfully respond. For information about making a plan, visit the Ready Army website, the […]

    Prepare for an emergency now!

    Every Corps employee should have a preparedness plan in case of natural or man-made disaster so that you and your family are best prepared to survive any type of disaster and also ensure that USACE can successfully respond. For information about making a plan, visit the Ready Army website, the […]

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  • By Heidi Dimercurio, Public Affairs Office Portland District’s Emergency Management team is fielding a new Regional Emergency Alert Communication Tool. REACT will help protect District personnel by providing a flow of communications and acknowledgements before, during and after an incident – keeping personnel informed, obtaining actionable responses and providing crucial […]

    Portland District ready to REACT

    By Heidi Dimercurio, Public Affairs Office Portland District’s Emergency Management team is fielding a new Regional Emergency Alert Communication Tool. REACT will help protect District personnel by providing a flow of communications and acknowledgements before, during and after an incident – keeping personnel informed, obtaining actionable responses and providing crucial […]

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  • Bonneville Lock and Dam’s Emergency Response and Rope Rescue teams trained with Skamania County Emergency Medical Service and Life Flight on Aug. 13 near Bonneville. The teams conducted a scenario with a subject in distress in the water upstream of Bonneville Dam. The team responded, performed CPR, packaged the injured […]

    Bonneville Dam’s BERT sharpens rescue skills with Skamania County emergency services

    Bonneville Lock and Dam’s Emergency Response and Rope Rescue teams trained with Skamania County Emergency Medical Service and Life Flight on Aug. 13 near Bonneville. The teams conducted a scenario with a subject in distress in the water upstream of Bonneville Dam. The team responded, performed CPR, packaged the injured […]

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  •   Commentary by Tegan Shermikas, The Dalles Lock and Dam The nation was shocked March 22 when a landside near Oso, Washington, destroyed part of the small community. First responders from many agencies rushed to the scene to help. Urban search and rescue teams also descended onto the massive mud […]

    OSO Strong — Team Rubicon volunteers lend a helping hand

      Commentary by Tegan Shermikas, The Dalles Lock and Dam The nation was shocked March 22 when a landside near Oso, Washington, destroyed part of the small community. First responders from many agencies rushed to the scene to help. Urban search and rescue teams also descended onto the massive mud […]

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  • A commentary by Tegan Shermikas, The Dalles Lock and Dam I’m new to my position with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, where I work as an administrative assistant at The Dalles Lock and Dam.  Of my many responsibilities – one is keeping track of timekeeping for 72 employees around […]

    Finding purpose through Team Rubicon

    A commentary by Tegan Shermikas, The Dalles Lock and Dam I’m new to my position with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, where I work as an administrative assistant at The Dalles Lock and Dam.  Of my many responsibilities – one is keeping track of timekeeping for 72 employees around […]

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  • By Scott Clemans, Public Affairs Office Many Portland District employees have been involved in a Dam Safety exercise at some point in the past few years. Some exercises simply test a section’s or project’s telephone notification tree. Others may include a “what if?” talk-through of a potential dam failure scenario. […]

    District takes Dam Safety exercises to community partners

    By Scott Clemans, Public Affairs Office Many Portland District employees have been involved in a Dam Safety exercise at some point in the past few years. Some exercises simply test a section’s or project’s telephone notification tree. Others may include a “what if?” talk-through of a potential dam failure scenario. […]

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