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DEBRIS MONITORING (DR-4399) – FL CAVERNS STATE PARK HURRICANE MICHAEL

Debris Monitoring (DR-4399) – FL Caverns State Park Hurricane Michael

DEBRIS MONITORING (DR-4399) – FL CAVERNS STATE PARK HURRICANE MICHAEL

CLIENT
Florida Dept. of Environmental Protection

 

TYPE OF PROJECT
Debris Management

 

PROJECT FEATURES

  • Debris Monitoring
  • Invoice Reconciliation
  • Burn Operations
  • Project formulation for FEMA Portal Submission
  • Hazardous Stump Removal

 

REFERENCE

Wes Howell
Bureau Chief
Wes.Howell@floridadep.gov
(850) 245-3112
3800 Commonwealth Blvd.
Mail Station 530
Tallahassee, FL 32399-3000

SERVICES

On October 10,2018 Caverns Park had a category 5 hurricane hit the Florida panhandle. In 2019, CDR Maguire was activated to assist the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) for debris monitoring operations in the Florida Caverns State Park, located in Jackson County, FL in response to Hurricane Michael. Hurricane Michael’s category five winds devastated Florida Caverns State Park’s forests, and floodwaters deposited silt and mud within the caves. About 60% of the infrastructure took a significant amount of damage.

 

CDR Maguire was tasked to oversee FDEP’s debris hauler which included:

24-hour burn operations


Mud/Silt removal from the caves


Building demolitions


Removal of the 80% to 90% of the park’s trees

 

After months and months of clean-up the park’s cave and museum are now open to visitors. It took nine (9) months after Hurricane Michael’s landfall for the park to reopen to the public.