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2014 South Carolina ice storms debris removal monitoring – FEMA (South Carolina)

2014 South Carolina ice storms debris removal monitoring – FEMA (South Carolina)

During February 2014, a series of ice storms cut across the Deep South. Following the event, CDR Maguire was part of a team retained by the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) to manage debris removal in five of the hardest hit counties: Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, and Edgefield. Overall, millions of cubic yards of debris were collected along public right-of-ways and were disposed of at approved facilities.

As part of this project, SCDOT benefited from FEMA’s new accelerated debris removal pilot program, which provided an additional 10% bonus for all debris removed within the first 30 days. This required the rapid hiring, training, and deployment of a field staff of more than 1,000 men and women within a two-week cycle. The result of this hard work was greater recovery reimbursements for the State of South Carolina.