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Disaster Management and Relief

Disaster Management and Relief

After disaster hits, it can be challenging to overcome the grief and put a plan in action to help your community recover. At DRC, we take that plan of action off of your plate. We’re able to immediately deploy as soon as an emergency response is needed, and we enact our project management services to oversee the management of all relief efforts. From temporary housing to catering services to physical cleanup, we handle every detail of disaster response and recovery.

Debris Removal

Debris Removal

Since our launch in 1989, DRC Emergency Services has collected over 150 million cubic yards of debris and established industry benchmarks for debris recycling and collection efficiencies. In 2008, we recycled 100% of the debris we collected in Houston, TX in the wake of Hurricane Ike, which amounted to over 5 million cubic yards. We also set an industry record for the most debris collected in a single day in 2008 and, according to FEMA officials, the record still stands today.

Having performed debris operations across nearly all of the United States and internationally for over 24 years, DRC takes pride in bringing innovation and professionalism to each project undertaken. We’ve consistently demonstrated an ability to both self-perform work immediately and engage a network of over 5,000 subcontracting partners. This unique ability means that no matter the location or size of an event, we can respond immediately and effectively.

Right-Of-Way Maintenance

Right-Of-Way Maintenance

DRC has been performing right-of-way maintenance for utility companies, municipalities and rail companies since 1989. Whether providing routine maintenance or responding to post-disaster destruction, we have the equipment and personnel to provide safe and efficient service to meet all of our client’s needs.

From highway traffic control to the use of specialized equipment, we meticulously plan all facets of right-of-way maintenance for proper execution.

Landfill

Landfill Management and Operation of Debris Management Sites

Understanding the required dynamics of a debris management operation is a hallmark of DRC’s profile. In all of DRC’s relevant projects, DRC has met and fulfilled the standards of all local, state and federal regulatory agencies including the remediation, restoration, and sampling of staging and processing sites.

We have extensive experience in the creation and management of Temporary Debris Management Sites, and from 2004-2005 we operated over 20 such sites – many simultaneously – in the wake of several major hurricanes in the Gulf region. In 2008, following Hurricane Ike, DRC simultaneously operated seven TDMS sites, handling 11 million cubic yards of debris and recycling materials out of the waste stream in two of those facilities. In 2012, DRC simultaneously operated six TDMS sites in Louisiana following Hurricane Isaac.

Demolition

Demolition

Demolition is an integral part of any location’s recovery from a major disaster, and DRC has successfully executed widespread demolition projects in variety of locales.

In the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Gustav, DRC was responsible for the demolition of over 2,500 homes throughout the State of Louisiana in Washington, Jefferson, Terrebonne and Orleans parishes. The FEMA demolition, Selective Salvage demolition and the Strategic Demolition projects, which have been in effect since 2007, are responsible for the elimination of over 2,000 blighted properties. DRC also recently provided demolition services to the City of Birmingham following devastating tornadoes in April 2011.

Marine Services

Marine Services

From the recovery and removal of hundreds of marine vessels for the State of Louisiana following Hurricane Katrina to the removal and recycling of massive multi-ton vessels and barges in the bays surrounding Galveston after Hurricane Ike, DRC’s experience is unsurpassed in the Marine Services arena.

Housing Logistics

Housing Logistics

DRC’s vast experience in providing emergency housing, temporary shelter, life support and logistical services began in 1991 in Kuwait. This history includes the 1994 encampment for the U.S. Embassy compound in Somalia and the 1999 response to house Kosovar refugees in Albania.

In 2006, DRC built and operated a 350-person compound in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. This compound served to support the U.S. Embassy and was entirely self-sufficient with the ability to produce its own electricity, purify its own water and treat its own sewerage. In 2010, DRC was contracted by the World Food Program to design and construct a turnkey living and operations compound for the World Food Program’s Haitian operations in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake.

Since 2010, DRC has managed and operated two man camp facilities in the Eagle Ford Shale. Located in Kenedy, Texas, DRC constructed a 140-bed lodge complete with full housekeeping services, a dining facility, recreational facilities and laundry services. The property is gated and has full-service on-site facilities maintenance and ground maintenance. In Cuero, Texas, DRC has supported Schlumberger’s operations by providing a 48-bed facility.

Catering Logistics

Catering And Logistics

DRC owns several major State contracts for the provision of logistical and catering services such as power generation, ice, water, sand and food services. Most recently DRC provided logistical services under contract with the State of Louisiana for food services, the provision of sand and MRE’s following Hurricane Isaac.

Disaster Planning and Training

DISASTER PLANNING AND TRAINING

DRC takes pride in providing training and planning exercises to our clients prior to an event to expedite the response and recovery efforts in the aftermath the disaster. The DRC personnel are trained, motivated and available to provide tabletop response exercises, joint debris management plan classes, FEMA eligibility workshops and NIMS training.

The DRC team is always ready for immediate deployment when an emergency response is required. We are NIMS-certified and/or have specialized training in safety and asbestos management, and are equipped with utility vehicles, cellular communications, handheld computers, and digital, handheld, multi-state and two-way radios.