February 26
SCDOT Storm Debris Removal Update

Statewide Summary – Contractors and monitoring firms have been activated in 19 counties**. Equipment continues to be certified and Temporary Debris Management Sites (TDMS) continue to be permitted. There are a total of 314 contract crews actively working in 17 counties removing "leaner/hanger trees" and picking up debris. Debris removal on Interstate 95 began on Saturday, February 22 and on Interstate 26 on Monday, February 24 and continues. SCDOT crews are addressing the debris in counties where the debris volume did not warrant the deployment of contract crews. No FEMA declarations have been announced at this time.

Contract Accomplishments to Date


Contract crews actively working


Leaner/Hanger Trees Addressed (cumulative total)


Cubic Yards of Debris Removed (cumulative total)


Road Miles Completed (cumulative total)


FEMA Declared Counties: None

TDMS Sites Permitted: 20


TDMS Sites being pursued: 4



  1. Project Completion – It is anticipated that this debris removal project may take longer than 30 days to complete.
  2. Agreements with Local Governments – some clarification still needs to occur in understanding FEMA eligibility for local governments.


** Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Berkeley, Calhoun, Clarendon, Colleton, Dillon, Dorchester, Edgefield,

Florence, Georgetown, Hampton, Horry, Lexington, Marion, Orangeburg, Williamsburg



Future media advisories will be provided when schedules are determined for final debris pick-up in these 19 counties.