The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers responds to natural disasters
and other emergencies such as floods, hurricanes, earthquakes, bombings, and hazardous material spills.
The Corps uses its engineering expertise for inspecting and assessing damage, cleaning up debris,
making repairs, and returning power and water supplies to disaster areas. The Corps has an extensive record of disaster response throughout the world. These have included the Great Flood of 1993, Hurricane Georges of 1998, the Loma Prieta earthquake, the eruption of Mount Saint Helens, the Los Angeles riots, the Oklahoma City bombing, and numerous spills of hazardous materials.