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FEMA Operational Guidance for Disaster Response & Recovery in Pandemic Environment


This document provides actionable guidance to state, local, tribal, and territorial officials to prepare for response and recovery operations for all hazards and encourages personal preparedness measures amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. This document can be applied to any disaster operation in the COVID-19 environment, including hurricanes, no-notice incidents, spring flooding and wildfire seasons, and typhoon response.

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Recovery Assistance—Federal Government


Recovery and Clean-Up

Environmental Protection Agency

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

News Articles


Debris Removal Basics


Residents should divide their waste into separately organized piles. They are strongly advised not to pile household trash with debris.

The piles should then be divided into different categories:

  • Vegetation (including tree limbs)
  • Construction and demolition products (including carpeting and padding)
  • Appliances
  • Electronics
  • Hazardous waste