Beaufort County has added 10 communities to its list of approved communities for hurricane-related debris removal.
Debris removal from Beaufort County private roads and rights-of-way, including gated communities, began Oct.18 by the County’s contractor, Ceres Environmental.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency requires that the county receive a completed right of entry agreement before entering upon any private road or right-of-way.
As of Friday, the following private communities have now been approved for debris removal operations:
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· Bay Pointe Vistas
· Blue Grey Estates
·· Cat Island POA
· Cheechessee Creek POA
· Coosaw Point POA
· May River Preserve Community Association
· Moss Creek Owner’s Association
· Pleasant Farm HOA
·· Shady Glen
· Wellstone at Bluffton
The county has approved 63 private communities as of Friday. There are nine communities pending approval:
· Fig Beach Club
· Shadow Moss POA
· Battery Townhomes
· Cedar Cove at Haig Point
· Islands of Beaufort
· Mariner Horizontal Property Regime
· Meridian Cottages
· Olde Tabby Park
· The Preserve at Woodbridge
The County is working with FEMA to process additional applications.
Ceres has removed more than 900,000 cubic yards of debris from public and private roads and rights-of-way throughout the county. At this time, it is expected that debris removal operations from rights-of-way should be complete by the end of February, according to a news release from the county. Marine debris removal operations are expected to take longer.
In observance of winter holidays, disaster debris removal operations will temporarily discontinue from Dec. 23 through Jan. 2, in the City of Beaufort, the Town of Port Royal, the Town of Bluffton and unincorporated Beaufort County, including Daufuskie Island. Disaster debris removal operations will resume on Jan. 3, according to the news release.
To expedite recovery, officials encourage residents to follow curbside debris removal guidelines for the separation and removal of debris.