Tornado Debris Cleanup Deadline

By: Mike Gurspan Email
By: Mike Gurspan Email

Time is running out for those Enterprise storm victims with debris still in their yards.

The area hardest hit by the March 1st deadly tornado was Dixie Drive.

Next Wednesday, the residents need to have the material placed within 10-feet of their curb.

Several houses and businesses in that area were destroyed by the storm, producing piles of debris.

The debris needs to be in its right place by next Wednesday, April 11th.

For more than a month, a common site in the storm ravaged neighborhoods of Enterprise included crews, who were busy using heavy machinery to pick-up the storm debris.

However, under terms of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, private or public workers cannot go on someone's property. The trash must be placed within 10-feet behind the curb, but not on the roadway.

Enterprise Public Works Director Jimmy Kilgore says, "The most frustrating part of the job is that we can only go so far to help homeowners, with the restraints from FEMA and our contracts, but we are only allowed to go so far."

Mayor Kenneth Boswell says if the city crews have to pick-up the storm debris from a home after April 11th, the homeowner will pay the expense.

For those unable to move their debris to the curb can call the Lutheran Assistance Team at 347-1011, or 347-1014.

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