DVIDS – News – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Federal Emergency Management Agency Install First Generator at Diagnostic Processing Center in Guanica, Puerto Rico

San Juan, Puerto Rico – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) successfully installed a 240 KVA generator provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) at the Diagnostic Processing Center in Guanica, Puerto Rico on September 21, providing sufficient temporary power for the facility until commercial power is restored.

The facility is one of five generators currently scheduled to be installed as part of the overall federal response following the impact of Hurricane Fiona on September 18.

Guanica Mayor, Honorable Ismael Rodriguez Ramos, and Guanica Health Center Coordinator, Jackeline Garcia, said they were grateful for the quick response from FEMA and USACE during the installation of the generator.

Major Wallace Bandeff, Power Mission Commander, USACE Walla Walla District oversaw the delivery and installation of the generator, which will be inspected, maintained and powered by FEMA contractors until it is no longer necessary.

USACE received Mission Assignments (MAs) from FEMA for regional activation and temporary emergency supply in response to Hurricane Fiona. As part of these MAs, we deployed a temporary emergency food planning and response team, soldiers from the 249th Engineer Battalion, team leaders and deputy team leaders, as well as as experts in logistics, temporary food, infrastructure assessment and debris removal.

Date taken: 23.09.2022
Date posted: 23.09.2022 16:47
Story ID: 430012

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