SAVANNAH, Ga. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers along with local government officials, announces the start of debris removal activity in Georgia, under the direction of the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA/HS) and Federal Emergency Management Agencies (FEMA) as part of the FEMA debris mission assignment. The first haul is scheduled to take place Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, at 3 p.m., between 144 and 198 Somerset Drive in Albany, Georgia. All interested media are invited to attend for coverage. For the next several months debris will be picked up by contractors operating under the direction of the Corps of Engineers, GEMA/HS and FEMA.
Contractors will not collect debris from private property. Collection will only occur on the right of way curbside of public roads. This right of way extends 10 feet from the edge of the road outward. Debris should be separated into six categories: electronics, large appliances, hazardous waste, vegetative debris, construction debris and household garbage. (See attached fact sheet and info graphic for more details.)
The schedule for debris removal in other impacted Georgia counties will be announced as plans are completed.
As recovery operations continue, the Corps of Engineers will assist local authorities with best management practices to determine the amount of debris, the characteristics of the debris, and the best avenues for disposal.
For more information or questions regarding debris removal, please contact your local county officials.
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Release no. 18-039