Corps of Engineers to remove debris from Cameron parish

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, October 15, 2008

David Ryan Palmer

The Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, recently assigned the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers the task of removing debris caused by Hurricane Ike from Cameron Parish in southwest Louisiana.
To assist in making this operation as efficient as possible, the Corps of Engineers requests residents place debris on the right-of-ways and sort it into the following four piles: construction and demolition materials, vegetation, household waste items, white items (large appliances such as refrigerators and TVs) and hazardous waste.
The trucks will operate during daylight hours. Residents are urged to use caution when passing these vehicles, especially when they are removing debris on local roads.
The Corps contracted with Environmental Chemical Corporation to manage the removal.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers provides FEMA emergency support function 3 (ESF3) mission, response and recovery for temporary roofing, emergency power, commodities, debris removal and technical assistance to facilitate a rapid recovery from natural disasters.