The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Memphis District deployed a 13-member Emergency Power Planning and Response Team (PRT) to support Federal Emergency Management Agency's Hurricane Laura response, on Aug 26.
The "Power Team" is working on behalf of FEMA and in partnership with local, state, and other federal organizations at the state capital in Baton Rouge and at Camp Beauregard near Pineville, Louisiana. Nationally, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers currently has more than 360 personnel deployed and engaged thus far.
Three key members of the Memphis Power Team are working at the FEMA Regional Field Office in Baton Rouge while the remaining 10 are working out of Camp Beauregard.
The Power PRT provides support ranging from technical expertise to "turn-key" installation of FEMA's emergency generators at critical public facilities, such as hospitals and shelters.