PROJECTS

DEBRIS REMOVAL/MANAGEMENT CANAL CLEAN-UP FLOODS ICE STORMS OIL SPILL RECOVERY RED TIDE CLEAN-UP TORNADOES WILD FIRES
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TORNADO/EMERGENCY DEBRIS MANAGEMENT, FEBRUARY 2007

Town of Lady Lake, Florida SERVICES PROVIDED Utilizing a pre-event contract, Grubbs Emergency Services, LLC, responded within hours of the tornado touchdown to assist emergency management/public works staff with damage assessment and commence cleanup and restoration activities. The disaster which occurred in the early hours of February 1, 2007, left 20 dead and destroyed or impacted hundreds of homes in a four county area. The event was declared a federal disaster by FEMA. GES received the call to action at 4:00 a.m. and was mobilized, staffed and operating by 8:30 a.m. GES was also selected to perform reduction operations through burning. The entire operation was completed on schedule which was roughly 30 days.

TORNADO CLEANUP AND RESTORATION (1999)

Del City, Oklahoma; Grady County, Oklahoma Services Provided Grubbs Emergency Services responded to the aftermath of an F5 level tornado which by all accounts was one of the most destructive events recorded along Tornado Alley. Estimated winds were between 260-318 mph based on the level of damage to the community of Del City, Oklahoma. Immediately following the event, Grubbs Emergency Services, LLC conducted a damage assessment and provided the client with estimates for the removal of construction and demolition debris (C/D). Frame and block houses were ripped from foundations, carried considerable distances, and disintegrated; auto-sized missiles were carried airborne for several hundred feet or more; trees were debarked. During the response, GES recognized that the community of Del City was not aware that certain affected areas were eligible for funding under the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance program. One example, hazardous waste abatement, was an item that was to play a major role in the city’s recovery and which required specific handling protocols. Upon issuance of the notice to proceed, mobilization was completed in less than 36 hours. By utilizing local resources as well as company-owned equipment a speedy mobilization was accomplished. GES assisted officials from Del City with guidance related to documentation and reporting procedures necessary to support claims for reimbursement under the FEMA Public Assistance program.