STATE OF ALABAMA TORNADOES
Location: Multiple Counties, Alabama
Completion Date: September 2011
Phillips & Jordan Role: Prime Contractor
On April 27th 2011 a series of tornados struck throughout the Southeastern United States killing over 300 people and scattering an enormous amount of debris throughout cities and the surrounding countryside. In Alabama, the destruction was so widespread that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) received a Direct Federal Assistance Mission from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to oversee the recovery efforts.
As the Advance Contracting Initiative Contractor to the USACE for the State of Alabama, Phillips & Jordan was mobilized to provide disaster debris management services which included safety management; quality control management; emergency debris clearance; search and rescue support; segregation, loading, hauling, and reduction (burning, grinding, etc.) of debris; recycling; debris management site (DMS) selection, preparation, and management; and final debris disposal. Phillips & Jordan subsequently deployed resources to 24 counties in Alabama (one-third of the entire state) where crews accomplished debris removal and related activities. Phillips & Jordan collected and processed approximately 4,900,000 cubic yards of debris during the project.
DISASTER RESPONSE MARKET SECTOR
Response & Recovery • Debris Management
Phillips & Jordan has supported response and recovery efforts for federal, state, and local governments and agencies as well as private sector customers across the United States following virtually every federally declared disaster over the past three decades.