With the concurrence of county officials, the first pass of picking up debris generated by Hurricane Michael in Calhoun County, Georgia, was completed Dec. 12.
In anticipation of the second pass, which starts Dec. 20, 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 will be 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.
Under the Federal Emergency Management Agency's debris mission assignment, the Corps of Engineers’ contractors have removed more than 44,000 cubic yards of debris from Calhoun County through Dec. 11.
Release no. 18-048