Hurricane Irma Debris Cleanup Map and Daily Update
Hurricane Irma Debris Cleanup Map and Daily Updates
Daily Cleanup Reports
Every day, the SWA receives debris cleanup reports from our contractor, Thompson Consulting Services. The report includes the number of cubic yards of debris that have been received at the nine SWA Temporary Debris Management Sites.
There is an estimated 3 million cubic yards of downed debris throughout Palm Beach County. As a frame of reference, Hurricanes Frances and Jeanne in 2004 generated a similar amount of yard waste and took 6 months to remove. Hurricane Wilma in 2005 also generated approximately 3 million cubic yards of material that took 4-½ months to collect.
Explore the map below to see where Hurricane Irma debris has been collected in Palm Beach County.
The SWA service area coordinators and emergency debris contractor assess all areas immediately following the storm to determine where the cleanup begins. During the assessment, areas of safety concern are documented, such as narrow streets reduced to one lane of traffic due to debris piles and areas impacted the most. School zone areas are prioritized in an effort to make these traveled areas as safe as possible.
Emergency collection teams then have a system to “sweep” areas tracked on maps like the one below.