Spotlight on Nome Harbor federal project

Under USACE authorities, the Alaska District has deployed a team of engineers with expertise in structural, geotechnical, and hydraulics and hydrology to assess potential damage at the Nome Harbor federal project in response to Typhoon Merbok.

The team will review notes and images they took of the project to complete a detailed assessment of the structure and determine if any repairs are needed.

USACE photo

As a regional hub, Nome harbor supplies 50 surrounding communities in western and northern Alaska with consumer goods and fuel.

According to the Army Corps, the team will continue to coordinate with local, state and federal partners and remain ready to provide technical assistance and recovery operations within applicable USACE and federal authorities.

Photo: USACE