Dee Pienaar
Deanna (Dee) Pienaar, Fort Worth District, inspects the undercarriage of heavy equipment used to haul away debris from the Aug. 8, 2023, Maui wildfires that devastated the community of Lahaina. As an engineer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, her duties entail ensuring contractor compliance both for safety purposes and to ensure expeditious removal of debris. Key to the cleanup led by the USACE and funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, is finding the balance between quick and safe disposal of wildfire ash and debris.

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