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Disaster Debris Guidance

Information for County and City Government Officials

In the event that FEMA approves reimbursement for Category A (Debris Removal), there are a number of items that should be kept in mind to maximize a jurisdiction’s ability to get reimbursed for those expenses.

In order to be eligible for FEMA funding, the debris removal work must:

In addition, debris removal work must be necessary to:

Important information for Judges and Mayors:

FEMA has a number of publications that address debris removal. Chief among these is FEMA 325: Public Assistance Debris Management Guide. In addition, there are a number of policies and fact sheets available to assist you in your debris operations.


Fact Sheets