U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Daily Key Messages and General Mission Talking Points: Daily Messages - Tuesday, 13 September 2005 [open pdf - 45KB]
"The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is continuing to work primarily in support of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, carrying out a wide variety of missions in response to Hurricane Katrina. In addition to our efforts to get the water out of New Orleans we are also providing services throughout the affected areas to include providing ice, water and temporary power; as well as debris removal and temporary roofing. Our three priorities are: First, supporting efforts to save lives and find people; Second, sustaining lives (water and shelter); and Third, setting conditions for recovery (cleanup, restoring infrastructure and navigation)."
Corps Hurricane Response: http://www.mvd.usace.army.mil/hurricane/