Avalon’s Recovery Plan
The Avalon Office of Emergency Management has worked on an innovative plan that will provide for the safe evacuation of appropriate displaced residents and emergency responders needed to assist with evacuation in a major storm or other disaster and recovery efforts in Avalon. Avalon has entered no-cost contracts with companies that put the Borough first in line for remediation.
Avalon has a contract with BMS CAT disaster recovery services.
BMS CAT is a nationwide leader in the recovery of public and private buildings that have been impacted by major events including storms, floods, and fires. BMS CAT provides 24 hours global emergency response with entities that have pre-existing contracts with the company. In the event of a storm, first responders from BMS CAT will already be assigned to Avalon to provide the restoration of government buildings and equipment along with providing emergency power shall the need arise. BMS CAT was active in recovery efforts following hurricanes Katrina, Dennis, Rita, and Wilma in the south.
Removal of Debris
The Borough has also planned for the removal of debris and materials that would block and clutter local streets in the community. Another contract with Phillips & Jordan has also been approved. This company is a world-wide expert on debris clearance and removal following a natural disaster. The company was founded in 1952. Following Hurricane Andrew in 1992, Phillips & Jordan removed over 4 million tons of debris from Florida in just 90 days. The company has also provided remediation following major ice storms, oil spills, and floods.