Public Assistance: Debris Management Guide [April 1999]   [open pdf - 35MB]

From the Foreword: "Each year, local officials from hundreds of communities are faced with the task of removing debris caused by natural disasters. In the past 20 years alone, over 700 major disasters have been declared by the President to facilitate Federal assistance to communities struck by hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, earthquakes, wild fires and other natural disasters. In some cases, debris clearance, removal and disposal actions can be accomplished quickly using community resources augmented by assistance from neighboring communities, State agencies and contractor resources. In many other cases, however, the damage and debris are so extensive that a comprehensive debris clearance, removal and disposal management plan is required to efficiently and effectively control the operations. We have developed this document to provide guidance to community leaders in planning, mobilizing, organizing and controlling a large-scale debris clearance, removal and disposal operation. Although this manual has been developed for large-scale debris clearance, removal and disposal operations, portions of all chapters can be utilized on smaller operations."

Report Number:
FEMA 325; Federal Emergency Management Agency 325
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Federal Emergency Management Agency: https://www.fema.gov/
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