AshBritt was the Initial Response contractor for both Louisiana (LA) and Mississippi (MS). Within the first 30 days following contract activation, AshBritt initiated debris removal operations in 11 LA jurisdictions assigned by task order from the USACE and was tasked to service 16 separate jurisdictions in MS, covering over 8,400 square miles and over 175 miles inland. AshBritt identified and designated collection zones in each jurisdiction. We sourced, retained and assigned subcontractors for all collection zones. Of vital importance to the mission, AshBritt provided emergency quarters and hygiene facilities for more than 300 government personnel, as well as established a commissary that served more than 10,000 meals. In LA, we provided over 50,000 gallons of emergency diesel fuel for initial operations, avoiding any equipment downtime. We also developed and staffed 26 TDSR sites throughout the affected areas and had collected and hauled over 1,000,000 cy of debris in less than 5 weeks. Additionally, we removed 19 tons of putrefied food from commercial cold storage facilities in Orleans Parish. In MS, we collected, hauled and processed approximately 21 million cubic yards of vegetative debris and wreckage, staffing, managing and operating 52 temporary debris processing sites. Specifically, we hauled over 700,000 loads of debris, using approximately 12,380 certified operational vehicles. We employed and managed over 1,230 subcontractors, and over 1000 local personnel.
Following Hurricane Dolly's landfall in 2008 in Southeast Texas, AshBritt was selected as the Prime contractor to assist in the recovery of Hidalgo County, Texas. AshBritt served the unincorporated county and most of the municipalities within the county. Because of the severe flooding attributed to the storm, AshBritt supplied an array of emergency pumps and vacuum trucks to mitigate the flood waters. AshBritt collected, processed and disposed of approximately 650,000 cy of disaster debris, utilizing multiple local subcontractors for Hidalgo County, TX due to Hurricane Dolly. Debris collected within the county was temporarily stored and processed at multiple AshBritt established local DMS sites, which also processed debris brought in by outside contractors. Relocated approximately 350 million gallons of flood water utilizing vac trucks and hydraulic pumps.
Following Hurricane Ike's landfall on the Texas Gulf Coast in 2008, AshBritt responded as the Prime pre-event disaster contractor for Orange County, Texas. For this mission, AshBritt Supplied 8 emergency power generators, emergency meals, lodging & hygiene and other response services, which included: MREs, water, Gatorade, cots/sleeper units, temp housing, shower units, temp offices, refrigerators, dry containers, and grocery deliveries. AshBritt collected, processed and disposed of approximately 620,000 cy of disaster debris, utilizing multiple local subcontractors. Debris collected within the county was temporarily stored and processed at multiple AshBritt established local TDSR sites, which also processed debris brought in by outside contractors. Provided restoration services to 17 government buildings.
Following Hurricane Ivan's landfall in the Florida Panhandle in 2004, AshBritt was selected to assist in the debris recovery efforts for Escambia County, Florida. AshBritt collected and processed approximately 2,350,000 cubic yards of disaster debris, while disposing of over 1,053,000 cubic yards of reduced vegetative waste and C&D. AshBritt managed 4 debris management sites and 3 citizen drop-off sites. Debris was reduced by grinding, compaction and burning. Overall, 95,631 loads where handled for both debris collection and disposal, utilizing over 700 collection trucks and 350 disposal trucks. Debris was disposed of at 16 final disposal sites. A significant portion of reduced vegetative debris was diverted for beneficial use.
Following Hurricane Charley's landfall in Southwest Florida in 2004, AshBritt was selected to assist in the debris recovery efforts for Charlotte County, Florida. AshBritt collected and processed 1,865,459 cy of disaster debris, while disposing of over 300,000 cy of reduced vegetative waste and C&D. AshBritt managed 4 TDSR sites. Debris was reduced by grinding, compaction and burning. Overall, 77,623 loads where handled for both debris collection and disposal, utilizing over 600 collection trucks and 200 disposal trucks. Debris was disposed of at 3 final disposal sites. Portions of reduced vegetative debris were diverted for beneficial agricultural use and fuel source. Additionally, AshBritt provided emergency dry-in services and roof tarping support for several County properties.
Following Hurricane Wilma's landfall in the southwest of Florida, AshBritt responded ast the Prime pre-event contractor for Collier County, Florida. AshBritt collected and processed 1.278,000 cy of disaster debris from the right of way in Collier County, Marco island and The City of Naples while disposing of 344,000 cy of reduced vegetative waste and C&D. AshBritt managed 6 DMS sites. Debris was reduced by grinding and compaction. Overall, more than 34,000 loads were handled for both debris collection and disposal, utilizing 614 collection trucks and 216 disposal trucks. Debris was disposed of at 11 final disposal sites, many of which were for beneficial use application of reduced vegetative debris (agricultural and power cogeneration). AshBritt also supplied emergency power, emergency containment for petroleum releases, and vacuum truck service to the County.
AshBritt collected and processed approximately 2,200,000 cy of disaster debris, while disposing of over 750,000 cy of reduced vegetative waste and C&D. AshBritt managed 1 massive TDSR site in excess of 100 acres. Debris was reduced by grinding, compaction and burning. Overall, 6875 loads where handled for both debris collection and disposal, utilizing over 190 collection trucks and 85 disposal trucks. In addition AshBritt removed over 1,400 hazardous trees under the imminent danger tree program, removed debris from sewers and catch basins throughout the City, provided emergency power to municipal buildings and lift stations, provided propane delivery as generator fuel the City EOC, provided technical assistance to the City as it relates to the Public Assistance program categories A - G.
Citrus Canker Eradication Project
Project Description: Specialized tree and stump removal, processing, hauling and disposal performed throughout Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, St. Lucie, Indian River and Brevard Counties, as well as counties on Florida west coast. Contract Value: $6,113,934
Project: Removal of Dead, Dying and Diseased Trees (Bark Beetle Infestation) Purpose: Fire Safety and Fuels Reduction/Hazard Mitigation Project Description: Removal, processing and lawful disposal of approx. 110,000 dead, dying and/or infested trees (Bark Beetle) over a 1500 acre area. Work conducted using experienced manpower and heavy equipment and cranes via felling, climbing, chipping and hauling to approved final disposal sites.