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Hurricane debris still lingers in St. Helena Parish

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GREENSBURG - Debris from Hurricane Isaac is still laying around in Saint Helena Parish, and time is running out to get rid of it.

Police jury president Major Coleman tells News 2 they tried burning the rubble in an empty field near the police jury building, but residents living nearby weren't happy with that plan.

The parish has until Sept. 1 to get rid of the debris or FEMA won't reimburse them for the cleanup.

"If we don't get the debris up in that time frame, then it will be the cost of the citizens of the parish," Coleman said.

Parish officials hope to have a burn site within the next week or so. One option on the table is taking the debris to a neighboring parish landfill.


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