[StBernard] News Release (Region 6): FEMA Provides Disaster Debris Hotline

Westley Annis Westley at da-parish.com
Thu Sep 4 11:01:39 EDT 2008

FEMA Provides Disaster Debris Hotline

(Dallas, Texas - September 4, 2008) The Louisiana Department of
Environmental Quality, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and
the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency are asking state, tribal and local
officials with questions about the federal program for picking up disaster
debris to call the FEMA Debris hotline. The number is 1-866-599-4832, and
it is open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.

The hotline is available to assist state and local governments with
questions regarding, but not limited to, debris emergency clearance, debris
pickup/haul, reduction and disposal activities, contracting and temporary
debris management sites.

Environmental concerns should be addressed separately; please contact the
Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality at its temporary hotline
number of 225-219-9919. The regular hotline is 225-219-3640 or
1-888-763-5424 for assistance.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is supporting manning of the FEMA Hotline.
It is important to note that the Corps does not offer a different debris
program. The Corps follows FEMA guidance per FEMA's Public Assistance

More about Hurricane Gustav EPA activities: http://www.epa.gov/hurricane

More about Hurricane Gustav LDEQ activities:
http://www.deq.louisiana.gov/portal/ <http://www.deq.louisiana.gov/portal/>

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