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Final flood debris removal starts Monday in East Baton Rouge

2 months 2 weeks 1 day ago Monday, July 10 2017 Jul 10, 2017 July 10, 2017 6:13 AM July 10, 2017 in News
Source: Associated Press
BATON ROUGE - Crews will start making a final pass through East Baton Rouge Parish to collect any remaining debris from the August floods.
  
Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome's office says the process begins Monday and runs through Aug. 13. Broome's office, in a news release Friday, said that's the deadline in order to qualify for federal cost-share reimbursements.
  
The final pass for eligible debris will include the city limits and unincorporated areas of the parish as well as residences along state highways.
  
City-parish officials said residents should move debris curbside as soon as possible. Eligible items include anything that was damaged as a result of the flood such as furniture, flooring, insulation and sheetrock. Residents can continue to request debris removal by contacting the Department of Environmental Services at 225-389-4865.
  
Since August, city-parish crews have collected nearly 1.97 million cubic yards of debris.

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