The Savannah District was assigned the lead district in assessing and supporting recovery operations on the MOTSU installation. MOTSU is the largest ammunition port in the nation and is the Department of Defense’s primary east coast deep-water port and ammunition shipping point.
The intent of the Corps’ response on MOTSU is to assess the impacts and requirements of the installation in order to support immediate life-saving and life-safety emergency response priorities. The Corps of Engineers maintains a battle-tested mission command and brings to bear the full spectrum of contingency response, making it the perfect organization to assist in the wake of natural disasters.
“The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is always ready to respond to natural and human-made disasters and other contingency requirements,” said Col. Daniel Hibner, Savannah District Commander. “The workforce in Savannah District is diverse and exceptionally professional. They continue to perform day-to-day missions in support of the Nation while also providing support for Florence recovery efforts to MOTSU.”