SDR Exhibits in Rhode Island

February 3, 2015

SDR’s Operations Manager and Comptroller, Al and Jordan McClaran, participated in the 2015 Rhode Island League of Cities and Towns held on January 29, 2015 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Warwick Rhode Island.

SDR Featured in BioCycle Magazine

August 30, 2014


The weeklong winter storm that hit the south and East Coast last February was a record-setting event. The state of South Carolina lost 11 percent of its timber, with North Carolina and some East Coast states sustaining similar levels of tree damage. As the lead contractor in the post-storm cleanup effort, South Carolina-based Southern Disaster Recovery also achieved some impressive stats, processing about 2.5 million cubic yards of green and wood waste, and doing more than $40 million in FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency)-approved ice storm cleanup.



SDR Monitoring Southern New England’s Severe Storm Outlook

May 8, 2014

Southern Disaster Recovery was a Major Supporter of the 2014 CCM Emergency Management Symposium held May 6, 2014 in Cromwell.

Connecticut has had five Presidential Disaster Declarations since Governor Malloy took office to help it recover from major storms, including Hurricane Irene, Superstorm Sandy and the 2013 blizzard.  The state received more than $373 million in federal disaster assistance after Superstorm Sandy.  State officials are working to ensure blocked roads are open more quickly after a disaster.

For the full story of Governor Malloy’s address visit CT News Junkie or copy the link below in your browser.

In addition, DEMHS Emergency Management Program Specialist, Doug Glowacki, spoke about the 2014 Hurricane Outlook. The images above are slides from the 2013 CCM presentation he gave regarding Connecticut’s Hurricane preparedness.



President Declares Disaster for Mississippi

May 1, 2014


April 30, 2014
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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of Mississippi and ordered federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding on April 28, 2014 and continuing.

The President’s action makes federal funding available to affected individuals in Itawamba, Lee, Lowndes, Madison, Rankin, Wayne, and Winston counties.

Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster.

Federal funding is also available to state and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for debris removal and emergency work for damage from the severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding in Itawamba, Lee, Lowndes, Madison, Rankin, Wayne, and Winston counties.

Federal funding is available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.

Mark H. Landry has been named as the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected area.  Landry said additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the state and warranted by the results of further damage assessments.

Individuals and business owners who sustained losses in the designated area can begin applying for assistance by registering online at or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or by web enabled mobile device at  Disaster assistance applicants, who have a speech disability or hearing loss and use TTY, should call 1-800-462-7585 directly; for those who use 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS), call 1-800-621-3362. The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. (local time) seven days a week until further notice.

SDR By the Numbers: South Carolina Ice Storm 2014

April 29, 2014

3-SDR Aiken County debris clean up operations 4-4-2014

The Winter of 2014 will be one for the record books. South Carolina sustained heavy ice damage in the wake of Storm Pax.

Southern Disaster Recovery has performed in excess of $40-million of ice storm clean up.

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