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City of Tallahassee, Leon County crews still collecting storm debris

City of Tallahassee, Leon County crews still collecting storm debris
City of Tallahassee, Leon County crews still collecting storm debris
Posted at 4:55 PM, Oct 23, 2018
and last updated 2019-10-02 15:31:05-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Hurricane Michael stormed through the Panhandle and the Big Bend more than a week ago but there is still a lot of clean up left. 

Leon County and the City of Tallahassee are working tirelessly to get the city and the county back to the way it was.

Brent Pell, Leon County Director of Public Works, said crews have collected a lot of debris, but there is still a lot of work to be done. 

"Today we have picked up about 160,000 cubic yards, we have 38 contracted trucks running in Leon County including 2 county debris trucks," said Pell. "We estimate maybe twice that amount still out there on the ground and behind houses so there will be an on going process for a couple more weeks for sure." 

There is also certain protocols that residents must follow when putting their debris out for pick up.  

"Please bring the storm debris out to the road. Try to avoid placing it under low lying power lines and limbs. Do not bag your material and do not put it into containers," said Pell. "It's a problem to have to de-bag it but anything you can get to the side of the road, that's where it needs to be."  

If you have questions regarding storm debris pick up, you can contact the county at 850-606-1800.