October 2018 – November 2018
Seven municipalities including Bristol, the county seat of Liberty County, FL

Hurricane Michael earned a frightening list of distinctions including:

  • The third-most intense Atlantic hurricane ever to make landfall in the contiguous United States in terms of pressure
  • The strongest Atlantic hurricane to form in the month of October since Hurricane Wilma in 2005.
  • The strongest storm in terms of maximum sustained wind speed to strike the contiguous United States since Andrew in 1992.
  • The strongest storm on record in the Florida Panhandle
  • The fourth-strongest hurricane to make landfall in the contiguous United States in terms of wind speed

In response, Bergeron reacted immediately and provided the following emergency response and disaster recovery services:

  • Pick-up and haul operations covering 836 square miles
  • 55 haul crews and 35 bucket trucks operating at the peak of the recovery efforts
  • Removal of more than 481,900 cubic yards of storm debris
  • Vegetative, hangers, learners and sumps, Construction and Demolition (C&D) debris
  • Operated three Department of Environmental Protection-approved Debris Management Sites (DMS)
  • Opened one temporary debris site in North Liberty County within 48 hours with two more sites opening within five days
  • Burning of 425,000 cubic yards of vegetative debris
  • Created dedicated entrances and exits for truck traffic within temporary debris sites
  • Tracked truck traffic via FEMA-approved electronic ticketing
  • Coordinated with monitoring firm
  • Managed traffic flow through DMS sites
  • Maintained stable terrain for traffic within DMS site.
  • Subcontracted 20% of recovery work to local businesses
  • No lost time, no safety or quality issues, no liquidated damages

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“The Bergeron Emergency Services team was very professional and compassionate when dealing with citizens and their concerns following Hurricane Michael. They are great to work with and very thorough – nothing was overlooked.”

Rhonda Lewis, Director
Liberty County Emergency Management