Southeastern U.S. tornadoes produced F3 and F4 tornadoes; one of which hit Newnan, Georgia (an Atlanta suburb). The tornado storm system destroyed homes and caused major home and infrastructure damage over 40% of the community. SDR responded rapidly to support City of Newnan’s disaster response and recovery efforts. Initial emergency clearance efforts were geared toward opening roadways for passage of public safety vehicles and other infrastructure restoration crews. The disaster debris removal was initiated immediately after the emergency phase to start early disaster recovery efforts for the community. SDR’s contract with the City of Newnan including disaster debris removal of numerous waste streams (woody, vegetative; C&D, HHW, white goods/appliances, etc.) as well as removal of dangerous leaners, hangers and stumps. Woody, vegetative debris was reduced by grinding and then hauled for beneficial re-use after Georgia Tornados in 2021.
Throughout this two-month FEMA (PA) funded debris removal and disposal project, SDR utilized: