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When disasters hit communities, DRC Emergency Services is there. We stand by ready to help you prepare, respond, and recover in the face of disaster.



Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner visits Lake Houston debris removal site

Galveston-based DRC Emergency Services was awarded the City of Houston contract for the debris removal project. The company has over 30 years of experience in extensive disaster recovery projects and has worked with the City of Houston on six large debris projects since 2007. The company has moved its new debris removal hub to the site of B. J.’s Marina in Huffman. DRC needed to move to the new location to be closer to a launch site for boats, debris barges and heavy trucks. Marina owners Tony May, Jr. and Tony May, Sr. say they are impressed at the DRC’s work efficiency.



DRC was responsible for the debris management and DMS site in Jacksonville, Alabama. The debris is from Calhoun County and the City of Jacksonville (a city in Calhoun County), generated by an EF-3 tornado that hit the area on March 19, 2018. Calhoun County activated DRC under our ACCA Region 6 Contract (Alabama County Commissioner's Association). As of April 18, when these images were taken, there was approximately 200,000 yards of debris at the site. 



DRC provided emergency response to the 2016 flooding in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. DRC created a debris management site to contain the construction and demolition debris coming from homes damaged or destroyed in the floods.



The recent floods that struck Baton Rouge in August set the record as the worst natural disaster in the United States since Hurricane Sandy in 2012. The storms dumped 6.9 trillion gallons of water on the surrounding area, more than any non-tropical storm event, destroying thousands of homes and businesses, and killing 13 people. DRC Emergency Services arrived on the scene to help clear the estimated 14 million cubic yards of debris created by the floods. DRC first responders even went above and beyond the call of duty by rescuing some of those stranded by the floods.

To read more on how DRC is striking back, click on the links below.

“Cleanup Crews Roll Through Baton Rouge After Louisiana Flooding,” 

“From curb to landfill, flood debris pickup is a laborious process and, well, messy” THEADVOCATE.COM

“Debris removal underway in several flood-damaged parishes” Channel 9 WAFB


“DRC’s knowledge base, experience, and ability to make experts available in the field were instrumental in the successful completion of this work.”
— Donald G. Donaldson, P.E. Engineering Director/County Engineer Martin County Florida