Images: Hurricane Sandy response [Image 12 of 16]
Photo by Brooks Hubbard IV
In response to Hurricane Sandy, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers led Joint Dewatering Task Force is executing pumping operations with state and federal partners at six flooded mass transit sites in response to FEMA’s $20 million mission assignment. The Joint Dewatering Task Force is concentrating its pumping efforts at the following locations: Battery Park Exchange, Brooklyn Battery Tunnel, Queens Midtown Tunnel, Rockaway Wastewater Treatment Plant, Passaic Valley Waste Water Treatment Plant, World Trade Center, 14th Street Tunnel-Canarsie (L Subway), and the Montague Street Tunnel (N, R Subway). In order to accomplish this task, the Corps utilizes it's Emergency Command and Control Vehicle to conduct assigned task. The Corps established operations at NYCs Battery Park in lower Manhattan.