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Flagler County To Begin Picking Up Debris On Public Roads West of I-95

By on October 10, 2017 in WNDB News

Flagler County, FL – Flagler County will now be focusing on removing storm debris from John Anderson, Old Kings, Black Point, and Espanola.

Recently, the County finished picking up debris on public roads in Zone 1, east of I-95 and north of State Road 100. Between September 21 and October 5, 11,884 cubic yards of vegetative storm debris were collected and taken to a disposal site. Debris was taken from 75 roads and 4 county parks. Debris from Princess Place Preserve is still being collected.

“Due to the widespread impact of Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Irma in Florida, the demand for trucking services has greatly exceeded the available resources,” said Faith Alkhatib, County Engineer. “In an effort to expedite debris removal as quickly as possible, we have deployed our own resources – trucks, equipment, and labor – toward the debris collection.”

Now, the County will be focusing on removing debris from John Anderson Highway, Old Kings Road South, Black Point Road, and Espanola. The County and Eisman & Russo, the contracted consultants,  monitoring and documenting in compliance with FEMA guidelines.

Private roads must obtain “legal right of entry” forms from residents and HOAs when necessary. HOAs can contact Michael Esposito at 386-313-4040 or via email at mesposito@flaglercounty.org if they have not received the agreement.

There will be another round of debris pickups for the flooded areas of unincorporated Flagler. Drywall, lumber, carpet, furniture, plumbing, refrigerators, stoves, water heaters, dishwashers, washer/dryers and air conditioners will be picked up then. The information about this pickup will be confirmed at a later date.

All debris should be separated into piles according to the type of debris. Vegetative debris mixed with any other kind of debris will not be picked up, and bagged debris will not be picked up either. Debris should be placed by the right-of-way for pickup. Electronic and household waste debris will need to be dropped off at 1700 South Old Kings Road on Mondays through Fridays from 7 AM to 3:30 PM.

“The bulk of the vegetative debris collection has been done by Flagler County staff, who have been diligently working 12 hours a day, seven days a week,” said Craig Coffey, County Administrator. “We appreciate everyone’s patience as we continue through the collection process.”

Photo courtesy of Elena Fernandez Z and Shutterstock.com.

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