US Military Engineers Supporting Georgia After 13 June Flood (July 17)

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From July 13 to July 17, Structures Specialist, engineer Douglas Wesemann from  U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), and CPT Samantha Turner from 598thEngineer Detachment, US Army Europe (USAREUR) are in Georgia to support the Georgian Government in emergency management,  structural assessment and planning rehabilitation activities to reduce impact after June 13 flood.

On their first working day, the team conducted coordination meetings with the USMCR Engineer Advisor, SGT Jason C. Stender, Office of Defense Cooperation (ODC), Tbilisi City Hall, Emergency Situations Management Agency (ESMA) and the Ministry of Defense (MOD) representatives.

On the following days, USAREUR engineers went to assess structural damages in Tbilisi and see the landslide site and affected village together with MOD, ESMA and the Engineer brigade representatives.

On the final day of their visit, US engineers briefed their Georgian counterparts on their findings and recommendations on how to enhance interagency coordination and prevent and/or mitigate damage that can be caused by natural disasters in the future.

US EUCOM continues providing essential support to Georgia by Civil Military Emergency Preparedness (CMEP) workshops and Subject Metter Experts’ (SME) expertise.

US Military Engineers Supporting Georgia After 13 June Flood (July 17)

US Military Engineers Supporting Georgia After 13 June Flood . Photo: State Dept

US Military Engineers Supporting Georgia After 13 June Flood . Photo: State Dept

From July 13 to July 17, Structures Specialist, engineer Douglas Wesemann from  U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), and CPT Samantha Turner from 598thEngineer Detachment, US Army Europe (USAREUR) are in Georgia to support the Georgian Government in emergency management,  structural assessment and planning rehabilitation activities to reduce impact after June 13 flood.

On their first working day, the team conducted coordination meetings with the USMCR Engineer Advisor, SGT Jason C. Stender, Office of Defense Cooperation (ODC), Tbilisi City Hall, Emergency Situations Management Agency (ESMA) and the Ministry of Defense (MOD) representatives.

On the following days, USAREUR engineers went to assess structural damages in Tbilisi and see the landslide site and affected village together with MOD, ESMA and the Engineer brigade representatives.

On the final day of their visit, US engineers briefed their Georgian counterparts on their findings and recommendations on how to enhance interagency coordination and prevent and/or mitigate damage that can be caused by natural disasters in the future.

US EUCOM continues providing essential support to Georgia by Civil Military Emergency Preparedness (CMEP) workshops and Subject Metter Experts’ (SME) expertise.