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Temporary housing those who were affected by the devasting May 22 tornado in Joplin, Mo., will be placed on fields just south of Joplin Regional Airport. The U.S. Corps of Engineers has completed the design and awarded contracts for two of these sites that can accommodate up to 346 manufactured homes. These community sites will include development of temporary gravel pads for housing foundations, emergency storm shelters, bus shelters, mailbox units, gravel and asphalt roadways and all utilities related to the infrastructure of the community, to includ a sewer and waterline installation. The Corps envisions creating a community with an environment where people can live, not just sleep. Following a natural disaster or emergency, the Corps can manage the installation of temporary housing for FEMA as part of the federal government's unified national response. Temporary housing missions can be wide ranging and may include technical assistance to FEMA and/or their contractors, placing pre-fabricated units on private property or exisiting mobile home parks, as well as design and construction of new group mobile home sites, to include necessary infrastructure and placement of units. The Corps has six Temporary Housing Plannning and Response Teams at districts around the country that are ready to deploy in response to natural or man-made disasters. These teams are located in New York, Alabama, West Virginia, Florida, California and Minnesota.

JOPLIN, Mo. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers July 1 awarded two orders against standing contracts to build temporary housing sites for Joplin-area residents displaced by the May 22 tornado.

TAB Construction Company of Canton, Ohio, received a contract order in the amount of $2,615,013.26 to build pads and support infrastructure for temporary housing units at the Jasper South community housing site.

PRUS Contracting LLC of Cincinnati, Ohio, received a contract order in the amount of $3,263,316.43 to build pads and support infrastructure for temporary housing units at the Jasper North community housing site.

Both sites are located just south of Joplin Regional Airport. The Corps maintains a number of standing contracts to more quickly put contractors to work during an emergency response.

“What we’re planning to provide here are comfortable, livable communities, not just places for people to sleep, since this will be their home until their communities and houses are rebuilt,” said Col. Daniel Patton, commander of the Corps’ Joplin tornado recovery mission.

The Corps is managing construction of the temporary housing sites at the request of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, as part of the federal government’s unified national response following the tornado that struck the city May 22. Together, the two sites will be able to accommodate up to 346 temporary housing units.

For information on the Joplin Tornado Response or the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers visit http://www.nwk.usace.army.mil/index.cfm.


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Date Taken:07.02.2011

Date Posted:07.02.2011 11:56

Location:JOPLIN, MO, USGlobe

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