Specializing in debris management operations

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Our Approach

Our team provides a holistic approach – we unite disaster debris monitoring and FEMA portions of disaster recovery into one cohesive recovery strategy. At-risk communities require a team with experience in Public Assistance grant management and cost recovery to develop effective debris removal processes that reduce cost and capture the necessary documentation required for a rapid reimbursement.

Rapid Response

Tidal Basin retains a highly qualified team of emergency management experts. Our staff is experienced in large-scale debris management and disaster recovery operations and is operational and ready to assist communities within 24 hours of notification.

Key Services

  • Experience with the guidance provided by FEMA which allows for consistency and compliance in managing large-scale debris operations.
  • Lessons learned from recent debris operations nationwide.
  • Understanding of adjustments made to federal debris and grant program guidance.
  • Quality assurance and control programs.
  • Site permitting, review, reconciliation, and payment recommendation of hauling contractor invoices.

Take a look at our real-world applications


Your knowledge of the complex governmental regulations and equally complex insurance and adjusting issues really helped the county maximize the public assistance that was available after all of these disasters. You delivered what you promised, and we are confident in your ability and the ability of your firm to provide these services fully on a technical and professional level yet be able to translate clearly and concisely the intricate and sometimes subjective FEMA regulations which we could not have done without you.

The State of Alaska…[has] a significant investment in the disaster recovery process for both state and federally declared events…. The collaboration with Tidal Basin in these efforts has been so successful and seamless that in most instances applicants and FEMA staff don’t even realize we have contractors on board unless we tell them. Our interaction with Tidal Basin staff and managers works and feels like true teammates and the result is a faster, more comprehensive delivery of disaster recovery resources to survivors.

Months after the storm passed, the County was still faced with tremendous burdens related to the insurance coverage issues and FEMA and MEMA eligibility issues. Jackson County hired your organization to provide professional services for disaster assistance, remediation, restoration and recovery efforts….Their expertise with governmental regulations, the complex FEMA process and insurance adjustments resulted in our successful claim for over $2 million in additional FEMA Public Assistance funding specifically; in our successful negotiations with our insurance carrier; and in numerous other increases in the values FEMA and MEMA initially designated for County projects. Jackson County will always be mindful of the help we received from you when we needed it most.