Hurricane Katrina, MS

Quality Assurance Services in support of Hurricane Katrina in Mississippi-Vicksburg District, Corps of Engineers

vicksburg_debris_management_3Debris Removal and Temporary Roofing Missions

Cooley Dennis and Denmon (CD&D) served as a Small Business Subcontractor to the prime contractor under Task Order No.1 and subsequent task orders.  CD&D provided a total of 40 Quality Assurance (QA) inspectors to quality assurance missions of blue roofs and debris removal in South and Central Mississippi in support of the Hurricane Katrina Response.  Over half of the personnel provided were from the local areas.  The 40 QA Inspectors were divided into teams of 11 QA’s for the Blue Roofing mission and 29 QA’s for the Debris mission.


The 11 QA’s supporting the roofing mission were involved in the inspection of completed temporary roofs for compliance with contract requirements and specific work orders and measurement and verification of quality of roofing installed.  Some of the QA’s were involved with the

investigation of potential roofing sites for compliance with established criteria, verifying scope/quantity and other aspects of the roofing mission such as writing Rights of Entry.

The 29 QA’s supporting the debris removal mission were involved in managing all phases of the debris mission including debris loading QA, inspection tower QA and site management.  Teams were spread from Jackson and George Counties along the East Gulf Coast to Hancock County along the West Gulf Coast.  Teams were also located in Forrest, Newton, Clark and Leake Counties in central Mississippi.