Contract Value: $6 million Date: 2004 Client: FEMA
Hurricanes Charley and Ivan
In August of 2004, Hurricane Charley struck the Florida coast. With 10 casualties and over $15 billion in damages, it was the fourth most costly hurricane in US history. Shortly after the storm struck, FEMA contracted with ESA, Inc. to provide emergency response and environmental services, including assessment and implementation of response measures. ESA was quick to deploy over 100 environmental professionals, as well as equipment, materials, administrative staff, and health and safety resources to Port Charlotte, FL. While emergency response work was in progress for Charley, Hurricane Ivan struck the Milton/Pensacola, FL area in mid-September. ESA demonstrated its ability to respond rapidly. Our significant bonding capacity allows us to work simultaneously on multiple large-scale projects. For this reason, FEMA deployed ESA crews to Milton, FL for the Hurricane Ivan cleanup. We are proud of our work in Florida during that devastating storm season. We helped to ‘Blue Roof’ thousands of homes, keeping families dry and safe. We also worked to minimize other environmental concerns, such as mold. When disaster strikes, ESA responds!