October 2016 – Volusia Brevard Counties, Florida

Although it never made landfall in Florida, Hurricane Matthew made his presence known with wind gusts reported as high as 107 mph in Cape Canaveral, widespread flash flooding and record rainfall.

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) contracted Bergeron Emergency Services to clear roadways and remove debris resulting from the storm in FDOT District Five. In Volusia and Brevard counties, Bergeron Emergency Services deployed more than 30 haul crews and 13 bucket truck crews and hauled more than 45,000 cubic yards of debris from state roads in the 30 days following the storm.

In Volusia County, we responded to the School Board’s request immediately and mobilized more than 15 crews and returned all 81 school facilities back to normal operations within 48 hours.


“Hurricane Matthew left widespread to schools all across Volusia County. Within 24 hours of NTP, Bergeron mobilized over 15 crews who worked tirelessly to return over 30 schools simultaneously back to normal operations within 48 hours. Because of the relationship between our School Board and Bergeron, we were able to maximize our reimbursement from FEMA and the State of Florida.”

David Biletto, Environmental Coordinator
Volusia County Schools

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Get a rare look inside our command center as our team prepared for Hurricane Matthew.

In October 2016, as Hurricane Matthew threatened the eastern seaboard. the Bergeron Emergency Services team hunkered down in the Bergeron Command Center and prepared to take immediate action as soon as the coast was clear. Although the storm never made landfall in Florida, Matthew made his presence known with wind gusts reported as high as 107 mph, widespread flash flooding and record rainfall.