2017 Hurricanes and Army Corps of Engineers: Background for Flood Response and Recovery [September 15, 2017] [open pdf - 220KB]
In addition to damage from high winds, hurricanes can produce damaging storm surge and flooding from rainfall. This Insight summarizes flood-management activities of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE, or Corps) related to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. USACE has three primary roles relevant to hurricanes: emergency responder with flood-fighting and post-disaster recovery, owner and operator of flood-risk-reduction projects, and provider of assistance to repair certain nonfederal flood-control infrastructure. Congress may have interest in each of these roles as it responds to hurricane-related flooding and recovery.
CRS Insight, IN10764
Federation of American Scientists: http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/index.html