The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is working in partnership with local, state and federal responders to the Hawai‘i wildfires. USACE personnel and resources are deployed, and we are coordinating our efforts with partners in the affected areas. Though USACE brings unique capabilities to emergency responses, we are just one small piece of a much larger Army and Department of Defense team working to support the community and our partners.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is dedicated to minimizing risks to public safety and respecting the people, culture and environment of Hawai‘i.
At this time, our subject matter experts have been working under FEMA mission assignments to support critical public facilities by designing and overseeing the installation of a temporary school, as well as debris planning and response missions. At the outset of the disaster, our temporary power team also provided generator power to affected areas across Maui.
Our hearts go out to all who have been impacted by this disaster, and we are committed to leveraging our experience, resources, and outreach to help the communities heal and recover. They can rest assured work involving our debris removal mission on private property will not begin until it is agreed upon by residents and business owners who opt-in to the program. We encourage checking this page often for updates and critical information.