EBR releases debris removal map

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Downed trees and other debris cover front yards in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, after a powerful storm moved through Iowa on Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. (Liz Martin/The Gazette via AP)

BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD) – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced a debris collection map to provide updates on the status of debris removal in East Baton Rouge Parish.

“Our debris removal crews are hard at work throughout East Baton Rouge Parish, moving as quickly as possible to collect storm debris from Hurricane Ida and help our community recover from this devastating storm,” Broome said.

The map features different colors pointing out whether crews have started debris removal in a neighborhood and the status of passes crews will make in impacted areas.

Residents can zoom in or use the search function to enter their addresses and view the status of debris removal in their neighborhoods.

Broome said that the map offers a real-time view of the debris removal process, helping residents understand the status of their neighborhoods and the progress crews are making.

Residents should continue to organize debris into piles, and separate from trash or garbage piles, to help crews efficiently collect their debris and serve their neighborhoods.

Debris removal crews can’t collect storm debris that is mixed with other household trash or types of debris.

Piles should be placed away from trees, poles, fire hydrants and other structures that make the debris removal process difficult and delay crews in completing their work.

“With this map, we are combining our focus on using technology to improve City-Parish operations and providing transparency to the residents we serve,” Broome said.

Visit the Hurricane Ida Recovery page on the City of Baton Rouge’s website for more information.

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