After Action Report: May 2010 Flood Event Cumberland River Basin, 1-3 May 2010, Great Lakes and Ohio River Division [November 2010]   [open pdf - 4MB]

"The Corps values continuous improvement, transparency and accountability to the nation. Following the May 2010 Flood event, the Corps committed to an objective review of this agency's role before, during and after the event. We are equally committed to sharing these findings with the public. We are and will continue to work to improve our procedures for the future. This After Action Report (AAR) demonstrates the first step in fulfilling that commitment. It captures twenty-seven lessons learned from this event and details what worked and needs to continue and what did not work and needs to be improved. The specific mission and activities of the Corps during periods of flooding are outlined by several guiding laws. The Corps regulates each flood risk reduction and navigation project in accordance with the provisions of its authorizing legislation as well as specific water management criteria defined in reports approved during the planning and design phases of a project or system. The Corps provides support to the state Emergency Management Agencies as authorized by Public Law (PL) 84-99 by providing technical and material assistance for flood fighting. Public Law 93-288, the Robert T. Stafford Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, authorizes the Corps to support the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as the lead agency in Emergency Support Function."

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