DEBRIS MONITORING (DR-4399) – FL CAVERNS STATE PARK HURRICANE MICHAEL
Florida Dept. of Environmental Protection
TYPE OF PROJECT
- Debris Monitoring
- Invoice Reconciliation
- Burn Operations
- Project formulation for FEMA Portal Submission
- Hazardous Stump Removal
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:
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.