Emergency Management Office

Emergency Response

GALVESTON, Texas (Sept. 20, 2008) - Corps personnel deliver plastic roofing to southeast Texas as part of the roofing mission post Hurricane Ike. The eye of the hurricane passed over the Galveston District’s headquarters building in September 2008.

The Corps of Engineers provides emergency assistance for flood response and post flood response activities to save lives and protect improved property (public facilities and services) during or following a flood or coastal storm. Assistance to individual homeowners and businesses is not permitted. This includes agricultural lands. Emergency Operations assistance will be undertaken to supplement state and local efforts. Non-federal interests must commit all available resources. This includes manpower, supplies, equipment, funds, etc. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has no authority under Public Law 84-99 to reimburse local communities for costs of their own emergency activities. 

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Disaster Response

In the event of a natural or man-made disaster, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is prepared and ready to respond as part of the federal government’s unified national response to disasters and emergencies.  In any disaster, USACE’s top priorities are:

  • Support immediate emergency response priorities;
  • Sustain lives with critical commodities, temporary emergency power and other needs; and,
  • Initiate recovery efforts by assessing and restoring critical infrastructure.

Click here to learn more about emergency response efforts.

Flood Risk Management


Develop and maintain a capability to mobilize readily in response to national security emergencies, domestic emergencies, and emergency water planning programs. (Army Regulation AR 10-87)

View our USACE Disaster Response Team video.

 Emergency Operations

 (Operating Level)

Normal Monitoring     

No Active Emergencies​​​

San Jacinto River Survey

Galveston District Emergency Management
Mailing Address:
USACE Galveston District
P.O. Box 1229
Galveston, TX 77553-1229

Email: Ceswg-em@usace.army.mil
Phone: 409-766-3956
Fax: 409-766-3990