Corps’ Kansas City District activates Emergency Operations Center at “Emergency Watch” level

Kansas City District, USACE
Published March 14, 2019

In response to developing flood conditions on the Missouri River, the Kansas City District commander, Col. Doug Guttormsen, declared a flood emergency to exist within the Kansas City District. The District has activated their Emergency Operations Center to an Emergency Watch condition as of Wednesday evening, March 13, 2019.

Under Public Law 84-99 the U.S. Corps of Engineers can provide supplemental support to state and local entities in the form of technical and direct assistance in response to flood emergencies. The safety of the public is the Army Corps of Engineers top priority.

The Kansas City District will maintain close communication and coordination with its federal, state and local emergency response partners, and keep the public informed.

The Kansas City District is a team of dedicated professionals with a strong heritage and proven results who, in collaboration with our partners, proudly serve in the Heartland providing leadership, technical excellence, and innovative solutions to the nation's most complex problems.


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Kansas City, Mo.

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