Corps’ to complete Baker and Early Counties' first debris pickup Dec. 12, begin second pass Dec. 20

Published Dec. 7, 2018

By Dec. 12, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, working with local government officials, will complete the first pass picking up debris generated by Hurricane Michael in Early County and Baker County, Ga. In anticipation of the second pass, residents should place any storm-generated debris along the side of the roadway before the morning of the county's scheduled start date for the second and final pass. 

Residents should separate debris into different categories as shown in the illustration. 

Approximately 70 percent of the debris was collected on the first pass. After further assessment the Corps of Engineers, along with Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA/HS) and Federal Emergency Management Agencies (FEMA), have jointly concluded a second pass will be sufficient to collect the remaining vegetative debris under the mission assignment's scope of work caused by Hurricane Michael. This mission assignment does not include agricultural debris. Therefore the second pass will be the final pass. 

This final pass for both counties begins on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2018. 

Under the Federal Emergency Management Agency's debris mission assignment, the Corps of Engineers’ contractors have removed approximately 170,871 cubic yards of debris from Early County and 118,980 cubic yards from Baker County as of Dec. 6, 2018.


Billy Birdwell
912-677-6039 (cell)

Release no. 18-045