Debris on curb or keep it

Published 1:57 am Monday, January 3, 2005

By Staff
From Staff Reports
Today, Jan. 2, is the last day Escambia County residents can place Hurricane Ivan-related debris at the curbside for removal by FEMA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
The Corps is scheduled to begin its last pass through the county on Monday, Jan. 3.
Corps officials are expected to mark the debris with paint or some other sign this week to ensure that the piles don't continue to grow as they attempt to complete the clean-up process.
Once they have completed pick-up on a street, they will have a city or county official sign-off that all debris has been removed.
FEMA officials stressed two weeks ago that Christmas trees should not be added to the debris piles, adding that the Corps would not pick up storm debris piles that include current items like Christmas trees and wrapping paper.
Mayor Howard Shell has asked the city council to visit their districts in order to assure compliance.
Yard debris is just one of many problems that the mayor and city concil are working to address. "It's going to be an ongoing thing for a long time," said Shell."We hope people will continue to do as they have done in the past in these situations and help to clean up their community," he added.

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