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Posted on: September 26, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Update on Hurricane Irma Clean-up Efforts

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Hurricane Irma impacted the Village of Palm Springs beginning on Saturday, September 9th and the high wind and rain continued through the day on Sunday, September 10th. Village staff began the clean-up efforts on Monday, September 11th to clear the roads of debris and conducting damage assessments. 

We were able to mobilize our contractor to begin hauling debris on Friday, September 15th as it was our priority to begin this clean-up process as quickly and safely as possible. They have been working 7 days a week ever since picking up vegetation from the right-of-ways throughout the Village. They first focused on areas around the local schools to ensure that our children had a safe way to walk or bike when classes resumed on Monday, September 18th. They then moved to clear areas where repaving of roads was underway so that project could stay on schedule. Once that was complete, the trucks separated into zones to clear residential streets of vegetation all throughout the Village.

The Solid Waste Authority has not yet begun the process of accepting construction debris such as wood fences and roofing materials, but once they do we will start picking up those items from the swales. Our regular garbage hauler, Republic Services, is also assisting by picking up the bagged vegetation and taking it to the landfill because it is not accepted at the temporary debris sites per FEMA regulations.

Once all of the construction debris is picked up, our contractor will make a final pass through the Village to pick up any vegetation that was put out after the initial collection. We thank you for your patience and understanding through this process.
Hurricane Irma impacted the Village of Palm Springs beginning on Saturday, September 9th and the high wind and rain continued through the day on Sunday, September 10th. Village staff began the clean-up efforts on Monday, September 11th to clear the roads of debris and conducting damage assessments. 

We were able to mobilize our contractor to begin hauling debris on Friday, September 15th as it was our priority to begin this clean-up process as quickly and safely as possible. They have been working 7 days a week ever since picking up vegetation from the right-of-ways throughout the Village. They first focused on areas around the local schools to ensure that our children had a safe way to walk or bike when classes resumed on Monday, September 18th. They then moved to clear areas where repaving of roads was underway so that project could stay on schedule. Once that was complete, the trucks separated into zones to clear residential streets of vegetation all throughout the Village.

The Solid Waste Authority has not begun the process of accepting construction debris such as wood fences and roofing materials yet, but once they do we will start picking up those items from the swales. Our regular garbage hauler, Republic Services, is also assisting by picking up the bagged vegetation and taking to the landfill because it is not accepted at the temporary debris sites per FEMA regulations.

Once all of the construction debris is picked up, our contracted will make a final pass through the Village to pick up any vegetation that was put out after the initial collection. We thank you for your patience and understanding through this process.
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