U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Walla Walla District deploys 3 to support FEMA’s flood response in Colorado
Three U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District, employees departed Walla Walla for Aurora, Colo., Saturday in response to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region 8’s request for emergency power assistance, according to Corps emergency management officials.
Danielle Stephens, a structural engineer and the Walla Walla District’s Design Section chief, will serve as an action officer; Chad Rhynard, an electrical engineer and Electrical Engineering Section chief, will serve as a mission manager; and Katie Goodwin, an administrative officer for Plans, Programs and Project Management Division, will serve as a mission specialist. All three are Walla Walla residents and will be working in FEMA’s emergency operations center at Buckley Air Force Base to help coordinate emergency power support to areas impacted by recent severe flooding across the state. Read more.