Walla Walla District sends additional help to Missouri tornado recovery efforts

Published July 20, 2011

WALLA WALLA, Wash. – Four volunteers from the Walla Walla District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are helping with tornado recovery missions near Joplin, Mo.

Carolyn Kloewer, an environmental resource specialist at the District Headquarters in Walla Walla, Wash., (hometown = Waitsburg, Wash.) arrived in Joplin on Friday to support FEMA’s debris removal efforts as a debris disposal documentation supervisor. Three other Corps employees previously arrived in Joplin on Wednesday, June 28, 2011 to support FEMA’s debris removal efforts as debris quality assurance inspectors – Tommy Pangelinan, a maintenance supervisor from McNary Lock and Dam near Umatilla, Ore. (hometown = Walla Walla, Wash.); Brad Clarke, an engineering equipment operator from Lower Granite Lock and Dam near Pomeroy, Wash. (hometown= Clarkston, Wash.); and Louis Audi, a rigger from Lower Monumental Lock and Dam near Kahlotus, Wash. (hometown = Richland, Wash.)

FEMA coordinates the federal government's role in preparing for, preventing, mitigating the effects of, responding to, and recovering from all domestic disasters, whether natural or man-made, including acts of terror.

For more information about tornado recovery efforts in Missouri, go online to FEMA’s Web site http://www.fema.gov/news/event.fema?id=14395.



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Release no. 11-110