VICKSBURG, Miss. --
Today marks the last official day of the 2023 hurricane season, which runs each year from June 1 through Nov. 30. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicted an above-average season with a forecast of 14 to 21 named storms. There were no named storms impacting the MVD region.
As the 2023 hurricane season officially comes to an end, we reflect on the dedication and collaborative efforts that have fortified our communities against potential threats.
Mississippi Valley Division with lessons learned was ready to work closely throughout the 2023 hurricane season with its staff, and local, state and federal partners to respond to potential threats and impacts that could have affected our area of responsibility as safely and timely as possible.
Every year, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, part of the federal government’s unified national response to disasters and emergencies, sends hundreds of people to respond to disasters around the world. Here at home, USACE assists the Department of Homeland Security and Federal Emergency Management Agency as the primary agency for public works and engineering-related emergency support. FEMA assigns USACE missions to include: debris management, temporary housing, temporary roofing, emergency power, infrastructure assessment, and support to urban search and rescue.
As we transition out of this hurricane season, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers extends its gratitude to the communities, partners, and dedicated personnel who contributed to the success of our preparedness efforts. While we celebrate the conclusion of the season, our commitment to building a more resilient and secure future remains unwavering.
Release no. 23-007