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FEMA Operational Guidance for Disaster Response & Recovery in Pandemic Environment

FEMA-2021_COVID_19-Operational_Guidance

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

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Recovery and Clean-Up

Environmental Protection Agency

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

OSHA

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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Debris Removal Basics

Hurricane_Disaster-2017

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