For Immediate Release Sunday, August 28, 2011
Media Contact: Glenn Hargett, 910 358-1001
Notes to Citizens: After Irene
Notes to Jacksonville Citizens about Hurricane Irene
Some streets remain barricaded or impassible as a result of fallen trees
. The City isworking to remove the trees fallen into City streets, and may cut and push aside in an effort to clear asmany streets as possible. The City is expected to return to clean up trees that have fallen into publicstreets later.Some traffic lights are operating with generator power, and some are out. Traffic can be difficultin some of these areas. All City sewer lift stations are now operating with only minor issues reported. Some remain ongenerator power. A minor sewer overflow during the storm has been reported to the State. No action wasrequired to clean it up.The City has four Damage Assessment teams inspecting the City. It is believed that at least onebuilding will be condemned as a result of the initial assessment.
After the storm
Please avoid the urge to go ‘sightseeing.’
Utility crews are out trying to restore power and otherutilities. You can get in their way if you enter areas where streets are congested.
Put out your
on your usual day using your City supplied container only.The lid should close. The City will attempt to use as much automation as possible to keep costs downafter a storm. Call Sanitation at 938-5338 if you have an unusual amount for advice.
City Storm Debris
: City crews began work Sunday to clean the City. This will not be donequickly and could take several weeks to complete.For
, put that in a pile alone. Make sure it's no more than 4 foot longso that it will fit in the trucks and that it is a pile with only plant material.
Other storm related debris
, such as the furniture or storm debris that’s not yard waste alone,
put in a pile by itself. Different trucks will pick up these items. Beginning Monday, August 29, 2011, youare asked to call Sanitation at 938-5338 to tell them about your pile and what arrangements can bemade. Don't mix trash, furniture or other items with yard waste. Yard waste can be disposed of inexpensively while mixed items disposal is more expensive.
from repairs must be dealt with separately. Call Sanitation at 938-5338 forinformation on how to deal with that. If you hire a contractor, have them take care of disposal of theirconstruction debris.
City of Jacksonville Information
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Jacksonville NC 28541-0128
Fax 910 455-6761