Joplin Missouri Cleanup is Underway – More Contractors Needed to Help Clear an Estimated 5 Million Cubic Yards of Debris
JOPLIN, Mo., June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Contractors are being hired to haul debris and clear the way for restoration. “Life is all around us and we honor it by moving forward. The devastation is so bad it hurts my heart,” said William Lombardo, President of Risk Management Disaster Service Inc. “I have over a million cubic yards of devastated homes and tree debris to move ASAP.”
“Yesterday there was about 68,000 cubic yards of debris hauled and that is just the beginning. As we add more contractors, this daily number will increase. Over 5 million cubic yards of debris are estimated to be here.” Click here to see video of debris.
“More contractors are needed to load and haul debris immediately. We encourage all debris management crews and especially the local ones to join us. We are hiring contractors as fast as we can. The debris has to get out of the victims’ way so they can rebuild,” says Lombardo. “I just left Tuscaloosa Alabama after supporting the cleanup of that tornado. This is far worse.”
William Lombardo has responded to disasters for over 20 years. When asked how this compares to other storms and tornadoes, he replied, “The concentrated devastation in Joplin Missouri cannot be compared to any other natural disaster anyone on my team has seen in the U.S. It’s like Joplin was dropped in a blender.”
Contractors, crews and trucks that can load and haul debris should register immediately to put their trucks and equipment to work at http://www.treecrews.com/joplin-missouri-tornado-debris-removal-contract/ . This link will stay active after this project and can be used to register for other projects. To ensure you to go to work immediately upon arrival, and prevent you from experiencing long delays, please register and communicate with Risk Management Disaster Service Inc. prior to coming to Joplin.
“Organizers are reviewing and hiring crews, loaders, trucks, and equipment as fast as possible. There is a lot to be done here and we are going to get it done.” Risk Management Disaster Service has operated cleanup efforts following many tornados as well as named storms like Hurricane Frederick, Hurricane Hugo, Hurricane Opal, Hurricane Fran, Hurricane Floyd, Hurricane Isabel, Hurricane Rita, Hurricane Wilma, Hurricane Katrina and Hurricanes Ike & Gustav.
SOURCE Risk Management Disaster Service Inc.