US Army Corps of Engineers
Charleston District

Hurricane Florence barreled toward the east coast of the United States at a historically slow pace for weeks before making landfall on Wrightsville Beach, N.C. on September 14, 2018. The coastline of South Carolina was spared the direct force of Hurricane Florence, however impacts were felt throughout the state for weeks after due to extreme flooding.
When it comes to disaster response, one of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ top priorities is supporting immediate life-saving and public safety efforts in partnership with FEMA, state and local emergency management officials. Meeting this priority often includes providing sandbags and other resources to protect vital roadways and critical infrastructure during a flood event.
The South Carolina Department of Transportation, the South Carolina Army National Guard and the Corps partnered together to help keep a portion of U.S. Highway 17 from becoming inundated and cutting off yet another major road near the Grand Strand and to protect a critical pump station and a hospital.
During a disaster, communication is vital to response and recovery efforts, but it’s often impossible due to power outages. This is where the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Deployable Tactical Operations System truck comes into play.
Lt. Col. Palazzini conducts media interviews along Highway 501 during Hurricane Florence. Palazzini provided numerous updates to the public through media interviews throughout the hurricane response efforts to keep people informed of the Corps' projects.
South Carolina is no stranger to hurricanes and each one takes its toll on shorelines and beach communities located here and across the Atlantic coastal region. After each significant storm, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers personnel assess erosion impacts, work hand-in-hand with state and local partners to determine mitigation measures for erosion damage to shoreline projects and take authorized measures to rehabilitate affected areas.

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