Disaster Project Profiles

Catastrophic Event Memorandum Account (CEMA) Hazardous Tree Removal

Work involved hazardous tree felling, removal, reduction, and disposal of drought-damaged trees on power transmission ROWs to mitigate wildfire fuel in Northern California. Over 88,000 trees removed from approximately 11,000 discrete property locations in 12 counties. Partnerships with various bio-mass facilities and end-users resulted in the hauling, processing, and beneficial re-use of more than 400,000 tons of vegetative fuel.

Hurricane Irma Debris Management

Work performed involved removal and reduction of approximately 3,000,000 CY of vegetative debris, removal of approximately 60,000 CY of construction and demolition debris, and removal of approximately 53,600 hazardous trees / limbs / stumps for 23 individual municipalities located throughout the State of Florida.

Hurricane Harvey Debris Management

Work performed involved removal and reduction of approximately 97,000 CY of vegetative debris and 1,400 hazardous trees from approximately 100 miles of storm drainage canals and bayous maintained by the Harris County Flood Control District.

Wildfire Debris Management

Work performed involved technical felling of fire damaged trees within utility ROWs, and removal of fire-related debris from private property following 11 wildfires in 12 counties since 2015. P&J was collectively tasked to fell or trim approximately 103,000 trees.

State of Alabama Tornado Debris Management

Work performed involved emergency debris clearance, hauling, and reduction of debris, debris recycling, construction and management of 32 debris management sites, and safety and quality control management. Approximately 4,900,000 CY of debris was managed during the mission.

Joplin Tornado Debris Management

Work performed involved emergency debris clearance, hauling, and reduction of debris, private property debris removal, and demolition. Approximately 1,170,000 CY of debris was managed during the mission.

Hurricanes Katrina & Rita Debris Management

Work performed involved emergency debris clearance; segregation, loading, hauling, and reduction of debris; debris recycling; private property debris removal; demolition; waterway debris removal; debris management site construction and management; and final debris disposal. Approximately 14,500,000 CY of debris was managed during the mission.

World Trade Center Forensic Recovery Mission

Work performed involved management of the forensic recovery operation at the Staten Island Landfill where over 1,426,000 tons of debris was processed resulting in the recovery of 4,257 pieces of evidence and positive identification of 209 victims.