PROJECTS

DEBRIS REMOVAL/MANAGEMENT CANAL CLEAN-UP FLOODS ICE STORMS OIL SPILL RECOVERY RED TIDE CLEAN-UP TORNADOES WILD FIRES
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CITY OF HOUSTON, CITY OF GALVESTON, CITY OF BAYTOWN, TAYLOR LAKE VILLAGE, PINEY POINT VILLAGE, TOWN OF EL LAGO AND VILLAGE OF NASSAU BAY, TEXAS

SERVICE PROVIDED GES was called to action in September 2008 to assist with recovery efforts associated with Hurricane Ike. Ike was the most intense hurricane to hit the U.S. coastline since Katrina. Our initial operations began in the City of Houston. GES staff was contracted to cleanup one quarter of the city limits. Working the southeastern section of the city, our crews yielded over 1,000,000 cubic yards of vegetative as well as construction/demolition debris.

In less than 7 days, GES had mobilized over 300 pickup crews and certified over 1,000 haul units. Due to our ability to mobilize rapidly, we were also contracted to assist with operations in the City of Baytown and the most devastated area, the City of Galveston. Notification to deploy crews to these areas was solicited in the late hours of a work day and required the crews to be available by 5:00 A.M. the following morning. Fifteen (3-5 man) crews were sent to Baytown and 20 (3-5 man) crews to Galveston.

Working through the night, the management team recruited all available pre-qualified GES subcontractors and exceeded the clients request by sending over 50 crews to these areas. With operations running smoothly, additional requests for assistance continued to pour in. In similar fashion to the Galveston and Baytown requests for service, we were notified early morning that additional crews were desperately needed in the Village of Piney Point. Within 3 hours of the request, we had mobilized the crews and begun operations. Mobilization would have occurred sooner, however Houston traffic and the driving distance of Piney Point from our worksites hampered our efforts. GES was ultimately assigned the contracts for Taylor Lake Village, the Village of El Lago and the Village of Nassau Bay.

HURRICANES DENNIS, KATRINA, RITA AND WILMA (2005) PUSH AND HAUL OPERATIONS, TDSR SITE MANAGEMENT

Village of Islamorada SERVICES PROVIDED The 2005 Atlantic hurricane season was the most active Atlantic hurricane season in recorded history, repeatedly shattering previous records. Among the Category 5 storms were Hurricanes Katrina and Wilma, the former the costliest, and the latter the most intense Atlantic hurricane on record. The GES team initiated "Push" operations within 24 hours of the storms moving over the Keys. In addition to the initial clearing effort, GES operated TDSRS at Islamorada Preserve and Windley Key.

Due to sheer physical limitations, neither site was adequate to handle the amount of material generated during the storm. To ease the burden associated with the management of large quantities of debris (confined to a small geographic area), GES conducted round-the-clock operations, resolved resident complaints and supported FDOT operations, all of which facilitated recovery. Once again, mulch operations were a significant component of the restoration process and required frequent truck hauls to transport debris off the island. Furthermore, GES removed large quantities of seaweed and transported the debris off-site, e.g., 1,725 tons (Wilma) 1,983 tons (Rita) 1,396 tons (Katrina) and 1,913 tons (Dennis).