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Hurricane Matthew Recovery Update

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

FEMA Project Worksheets

The first Project Worksheet (PW) has been submitted into FEMA''s system for review and approval. This PW is for Category A Pubic Assistance - Debris Removal and includes work completed and estimated work remaining.

Debris Removal

Thru 2/19/17 +/- 2,078,802 cu yards of debris have been picked up. Since the last report, only +/- 42,032 cu yards of debris have been picked up indicating the amount of debris being picked up has decreased drastically. As a reminder, everyone is encouraged to move all remaining debris to the ROW by February 27, 2017 for the start of the final pass.

Stump Removal

A list of stumps (+/- 205 stumps) in ROWs meeting FEMA requirements for reimbursement has been developed. Approval requires sign-off by the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO). Staff and debris removal contractors have completed assessment of all areas regarding stump eligibility.

Stormwater Debris Removal

The Town has been awarded an exigency grant from the USDA through the National Resource Conservation Services (NRCS) to clear 11 channels. These channels were identified as highest priority based on stormwater assessment. Excess funds in the exigency grant allowed 2 additional channels to be cleared. Work has been completed and inspections scheduled for 2/20/17. An additional $1.2 million grant may be available for non-exigency work to include the next +/- 20 priority projects. When all USDA-NRCS funding is exhausted remaining stormwater work will be accomplished through FEMA reimbursement.

Citizen Drop-off Sites

Starting February 20, 2017 hours of operation at the three Citizen Drop-off Sites will be reduced to 3 days a week (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) from 8:00 am - 5:30 pm. The volume of debris being collected through these sites is declining. The three sites are US 278 across from Squire Pope Road (Old Gullah Flea Market), Leg Mutton (old concrete plant), and Coligny Beach parking lot.