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Corps of Engineers set dates for debris “last pass” in four municipalities

Published Jan. 26, 2018

SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, working with local government officials, have set dates of the last day debris will be picked-up by contractors working under the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s debris mission assignment, in four municipalities.

Scheduled last pass dates:




Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Sabana Grande

Tuesday, January 30, 2018


Wednesday, January 31, 2018


Thursday, February 15, 2018


If any resident is still in possession of any hurricane-related debris, please separate and place it along the side of the roadway before the morning of the municipality’s scheduled date. 

“Contractors have worked the last four months to remove debris from neighborhoods and roadway,” said Lt. Col. Andrew Yoder, Recovery Field Office Commander.  “The last pass marks a transition to the next phase of recovery.  In the coming weeks, we expect to set dates for additional last passes in the other 50 municipalities our contractors are working in.”

FEMA approved the debris removal mission in October 2017, and Hormigueros was the first municipality where the debris collection was completed on January 4.

The total debris estimated for removal in Puerto Rico is 6.2 million cubic yards, of which 3.9 million cubic yards is tasked to the Corps of Engineers, with the remainder to be collected by the Commonwealth and local municipalities.

For more information call the FEMA Disaster Assistance Helpline at 800-621-FEMA (3362).

Andrew Kornacki
716-352-8669 (cell)

Release no. 18-015