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.