Posted: Sep 11, 2012 5:40 PM by Mike Steele
Updated: Sep 11, 2012 5:40 PM
MAUREPAS - Livingston Parish President Layton Ricks says a contractor has been hired to monitor debris cleanup after Hurricane Isaac.
Ricks said the contract for actual pickup is still being worked out, so there's no timetable for when work can begin in the parish.
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development has already started picking up limbs and trees from state highways. Piles of debris are lined up along stretches of LA 22 near Head of Island.
Kenny Watts' home flooded last week. He says picking up the debris will help people's morale while they recover.
The owners of Val's Marina says cleanup is underway at their restaurant, where water damaged much of the interior and flooded freezers. The owners say an estimated $40,000 to $50,000 in seafood was ruined, and a contractor handling the work says it could take several weeks for the restaurant to reopen.
Livingston is still trying to resolve debris reimbursement issues from Hurricane Gustav in 2008.