Location: Various Counties in Alabama
Client: P&J Environmental Services
The April 25-28, 2011 tornado outbreak was the largest and one of the deadliest tornado outbreaks ever recorded, affecting the Southern, Midwestern, and Northeastern United States. 358 tornadoes struck 21 states causing 324 deaths. The deadliest day was April 27th with 211 recorded tornados in a 24-hour period. The State of Alabama suffered 238 tornado-related deaths. The widespread devastation required a massive cleanup effort for central and northern Alabama. Bhate was contacted for support and immediately dispatched debris segregation teams to hard-hit sections of the state. From Montgomery, AL to the Tennessee line, Bhate managed the segregation of massive piles of storm debris. Field teams included a project area manager, a site safety manager, and segregation personnel consisting of supervisors, equipment operators, asbestos technicians, and laborers. By May 11th, Bhate was providing management personnel and 20 segregation teams dispatched to eight locations across Alabama. At project peak, Bhate was fielding over 160 personnel. Crews worked along highways and in neighborhoods where storm debris was piled. Household hazardous waste was separated from housing debris and limb waste. Suspect asbestos-containing materials, electrical waste (e-waste), and appliances (white goods) were also separated for disposal. Transport crews packaged and disposed of hazardous debris to an approved landfill.