Posted: Sep 5, 2012 4:35 PM by Russell Jones
Updated: Sep 5, 2012 4:35 PM
BATON ROUGE - Leaders in East Baton Rouge Parish expect cleanup from Hurricane Isaac to take another few weeks to complete.
David Guillory, interim public works director, said storm debris pickup officially started Monday in the parish in ZIP codes 70815 and 70805. He said they expect it to take about 45 days to fully complete, but it could take longer depending on how much debris there actually is.
"We are estimating 200,000 cubic yards," he said. "It could have been worse, although the storm did create a large amount of debris."
Guillory said the debris contractor has acquired a "significant" number of vehicles to ramp up debris pickup efforts, starting next week in the ZIP codes 70817, 70808, 70811 and 70807.
"We must collect all storm debris in total compliance with the FEMA Disaster Management guidelines," he said. "DPW staff, along with our debris contractors, will be working 7 days a week to make sure that we complete the collection as quickly as possible."
Pickup progress will be documented on the city-parish website, which you can find at BRGov.com.