Hurricane Katrina Demolition and Debris Removal

Project Description

CONTRACT NAME:  Hurricane Katrina City of Covington Debris Mission

LOCATION: Covington, LA


OWNER: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers


Scope of Work

Hurricane Katrina has been ranked as the costliest natural disaster in United States history. Katrina caused catastrophic damage and destruction to infrastructure, resources, and commodities. Cycle was able to begin recovery efforts just one day after Katrina made landfall. Cycle worked in numerous locations throughout the area performing a variety of emergency response operations.  For this contract specifically, Cycle was responsible for the cleanup of Covington, LA. Cycle’s effort included management of all field crews and subcontractors as well as coordination with public officials and residents to return the area to pre-storm conditions.

This contract included:

  • Removal of approximately 500,000 cy of storm generated debris from city right-of-ways and ditches
  • Management of temporary removal and disposal site
  • Recycled, hauled, and disposed of over 200,000 cy of
  • mulch from waste stream
  • Demolished and disposed of numerous hazardous structures
  • Performed Right-of-Entry services for approximately
  • 500 residences
  • Removed and hauled hazardous trees, tree limbs, and stumps