Filling Sandbags for Georgetown County
Emergency Operations Manager George Minges (right) and Maintenance Mechanic Bryan Whitler, both from the Louisville District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, operate a hydraulic sandbag filling machine in Georgetown County, S.C., in support of Hurricane Florence flood risk management efforts underway across the region here, Sept.21, 2018. The custom built machine can generally fill up to 500 sandbags per hour and greatly enhances USACE’s ability to provide sandbags during natural disasters. Today, the USACE sandbag machine crew were able to exceed normal production capacity by filling sandbags at a rate of 700 per hour. When disasters occur, USACE teams and other resources are mobilized from across the country to assist County and State efforts regarding flood response. (U.S. Army photo by Edward N. Johnson)

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