Unwatering Mission
Photo Credit: Ms. Mary Markos (IMCOM)
Service members, supporting the Army Corps FEMA mission to allow access to flooded homes in Breezy Point, NY, pumped an average of 750,000 to 1 million gallons of water a day in the week following Hurricane Sandy. The team, under the direction of the U.S. Army's 19th Engineer Battalion, consisted of more than 600 service members from the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines. It worked in coordination with the local emergency responders and officials to allow access and speed recovery efforts in New York.
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