Guam and the CNMI periodically experience damage from typhoons that pass near and over the
islands, and APEC has performed a variety of disaster response and recovery services in the
aftermath of these disasters. APEC has experience in typhoon debris removal, household
hazardous waste debris collection, and facilities re-construction.
Typhoon Debris Removal and Re-Construction, Various Hotels, Guam: APEC immediately
mobilized labor, equipment, and materials to respond to typhoon recovery efforts including initial
debris removal, re-construction of hotel rooms, hallways, ballrooms, lobbies and restaurants.
Tasks included carpet cleaning, re-construction of walls, doors and ceilings, painting, drywall
installation, replacement of electrical fixtures, and structural ceiling modifications. Clients: Guam
Hilton, Marriott, and Pacific Islands Club.
Removal and Disposal of Household Hazardous Waste Debris, Guam: APEC mobilized
crews, trucks, and equipment and blanketed the entire island of Guam in order to load and
consolidate household hazardous waste and transport them to temporary storage areas
designated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Household hazardous waste was debris
resulting from Super Typhoon Pongsona that passed over Guam in December 2002. Clients:
Environmental Chemical Corporation; United States Army Corps of Engineers.
Typhoon Debris Removal and Disposal, Guam: APEC loaded and transported general debris
(scattered trees, building materials, metal debris, etc.) from villages on Guam to temporary
storage areas designated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The debris was the result of
wide spread damage caused by Super Typhoon Pongsona that passed over Guam in December
2002. Crews with equipment worked twelve hours per day, seven days per week from January
through March 2003. Clients: Environmental Chemical Corporation; United States Army Corps of
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