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NEWS RELEASE

LANCASTER COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 21, 2004
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
   Kerry Eagan, Lancaster Co. Commissioners, 441-6865
   Dave Norris, Citizen Information Center, 441-7547

COUNTY REVISES TIME FRAMES FOR DEBRIS REMOVAL

Lancaster County Emergency Management and the County Board of Commissioners today announced revised deadlines for debris collection and removal associated with the May 22 storms.

Citizens who live east of Highway 77 have until noon Wednesday, June 23 to place their separated storm debris piles into the county right-of-way (in the ditch, off the roadway). Citizens who reside west of Highway 77 have until noon Thursday, June 24 to place their separated storm debris piles into the county right-of-way.

Debris is NOT to be placed in the ditch on Highway 77.

"Based on feedback from citizens affected by the storms, it became apparent that more time was going to be needed to allow them to place their debris in the ditch for removal," said Kerry Eagan, Chief Administrative Officer for Lancaster County. "We are pleased that we can work with FEMA and the contractors to allow citizens the time needed to properly dispose of their debris."

The separated piles of debris consist of:

No hazardous waste is allowed in the right-of-way. To make arrangements for proper disposal of hazardous waste, individuals are asked to call the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department at 441-8021 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

For a copy of the Lancaster County Debris/Related Waste Removal Plan, as well as other information regarding the disaster cleanup effort, you can visit the county website, lancaster.ne.gov, and click on the "Lancaster Co. Disaster Relief Effort" link.

 

Lancaster County Emergency Management
575 S. 10th Street, Lincoln, NE 68508


Disaster Relief Effort