2016 Hurricane Matthew

Districts 5,3, and 2

Volume 258,000 CY, 150 leaners & 35000 hangers

Personnel 1800+ Equipment 425                                

Hurricane Matthew, a powerful Category 5 Atlantic hurricane, brought widespread destruction, devastation, and loss of life in the fall of 2016. Matthew was the first Category 5 Atlantic hurricane since Felix in 2007 and the second major hurricane to strike the region in the 2016 hurricane season. It caused over $15 billion worth of damage. This storm swept up the Atlantic seaboard of the United States, leaving extensive property damage and debris it its wake along the coastal areas. KDF was on site as the hurricane struck, ready to direct push crews to clear the roads for emergency vehicles as soon as the storm cleared. After the storm passed, KDF orchestrated recoveries around the Daytona Beach, Florida area; St. Augustine, Florida; as well as the North Carolina counties of Roberson, Bladen, and Columbus leading to hauling over 200,000 cubic yards of debris and cut over 60,000 to help restore these communities.