BATON ROUGE, LA – Nov. 1, 2020 – City-Parish debris removal operations are ongoing in response to damage caused by Hurricane Delta, with more than 12,000 cubic yards of storm debris collected to date despite temporarily halting operations in advance of Hurricane Zeta.
“I want to thank our residents for their patience and cooperation as we continue to respond to the needs of our community following Hurricane Delta,” said Mayor Broome. “Despite our region being impacted by an unprecedented number of devastating storms in recent months and generating a corresponding amount of storm debris in neighboring communities, we are continuing to move as efficiently and aggressively as possible to complete debris removal operations in areas where crews are currently deployed and then quickly move into additional impacted areas.”
Debris removal crews are continuing to remove storm debris from areas and neighborhoods that include Sherwood Forest, Old Goodwood, Wedgewood, Brookstown, Oak Hills, Jefferson Terrace, Southdowns, Monticello, Hoo Shoo Too Road and Shenandoah.
In the coming week and into the following week, crews expect to move into additional areas impacted by Hurricane Delta, including Claycut Road, Riverbend, Glen Oaks, Highland Road corridor neighborhoods between Siegen Lane and Interstate 10, Centurion Place; then on to neighborhoods along Millerville Road and Old Hammond Hwy., the Jefferson Hwy. corridor, Pollard Estates, N. Sherwood Forest Dr. near S. Choctaw Dr., Elliot Road, Antioch Road, White Oak Estates, Hickory Ridge and Parkview.
Residents in these areas should continue gathering and moving their storm debris curbside for collection as quickly as possible, placing it away from above-ground utilities and organizing debris into piles. City-Parish officials remind residents that they do not need to contact the City-Parish once their debris is placed curbside as debris monitors are constantly assessing impacted areas for storm debris in need of collection.
Debris removal crews are now using smaller equipment to supplement standard debris removal trucks, helping to gather scattered piles of sticks and branches more efficiently into single larger piles for collection. These larger piles will typically be collected the same day they are assembled, but there may be times they are collected the following day.
Republic Services will continue with normal garbage collection services and operations for trash and materials not considered to be storm debris. This includes damaged fencing, which may not be covered by FEMA for emergency debris removal.