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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, Planning and Response Team has been tapped to assist with ongoing recovery efforts in Joplin, according to the Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System.
The Corps has been assigned by FEMA with the Critical Public Facilities Mission and will be responsible for managing the construction of temporary public facilities in areas where they have been destroyed or are unable to be repaired in a timely manner.
At this early stage, the New York District team is meeting with officials to discuss the construction of temporary facilities for fire stations, school buildings (for students K-12, including a vocational high school) and medical facilities in the affected areas.
The team is assigned to the Army Corps’ Recovery Field Office in Joplin, which is being led by the Corps’ Kansas City District.