Video: U.S.Army Corps of Engineers Hurricane Sandy Recovery Efforts on Fire Island, New York
Video by Sarah Gross
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Fire Island Mission Manager Robert Powers II speaks to FEMA-assigned debris removal efforts on this remote barrier, N.Y., Jan. 16, 2013. The Corps of Engineers is working with local government agencies collecting Right of Entry forms from property/homeowners to facility the collection of private property debris on Fire Island. There are approximately 4,200 structures on Fire Island and about half have damage. Approximately 70 homes received major damage. USACE is committed to removing the debris as a result of Hurricane Sandy as expeditiously as possible, and in a safe, secure and environmentally– friendly manner. The Corps, the county of Suffolk and the municipalities on Fire Island are exploring alternate ways of removing debris from the narrow walkways and paths that exist on the remote barrier. Limited beach access and driving restrictions also present challenges for debris removal. The Corps recognizes and is sensitive to these unique issues. This mission consists of removal and disposal of approximately 103,000 CY of debris. The Corps and its partners are investigating alternate and cost-effective ways of using the vegetative debris that will benefit the communities, such as landfill cover, mulch, compost, biomass fuel and other constructive uses. (U.S. Army Video by David Gray)
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