WALLA WALLA, Wash. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is sending fifteen employees to the east coast to help FEMA provide support to residents in the path of Hurricane Sandy.
The emergency power team members will help in Rhode Island Massachusetts and Connecticut. An emergency power expert also departed Sunday to an emergency operations center in Philadelphia.
The Walla Walla District is home to two of the Corps' seven power teams who are ready to deploy for public works and engineering support. The team is made up of volunteers who can provide backup electricity.