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If a natural disaster strikes the Island and generates all sorts of debris ranging from building materials and tree limbs to electronics, the Town has a plan to deal with it.
Our Debris Management Plan (DMP) prepares for and guides the Town's debris operations during our response and recovery efforts after a natural disaster. The Town has established plans to remove, reduce, and dispose of disaster-generated debris.
Although the majority of the streets on the Island are maintained by others, the Town has agreements with Beaufort County, the state and most of the private road owners to allow our contractors access to remove disaster-generated debris.
Residents should be aware that it may take some time before residential streets are cleared of debris and standing water.
Residents should not expect all debris to be collected at once. This process will take time and coordination with the road owners, FEMA, and other entities.
The Town will pick up FEMA eligible disaster-related storm debris placed along the edge of the road on all publicly maintained roads and private roads where a legal right-of-entry has been granted to the Town.
Once debris is collected from the roadside, or citizen drop-off sites, it will be transported to one of two debris management sites on the Island or the ultimate disposal site off-Island.