The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)


June 28, 2013

Albemarle provides storm debris removal update

Friday, June 28, 2013 — Albemarle Assistant City Manager Michael Ferris issued thed following release:

The city of Albemarle continues its recovery efforts following the Thursday, June 13 microburst windstorm.  

With electric restoration now complete, the next major phase is debris removal.  The city is still hopeful of a state disaster declaration. This designation would provide much needed funding for recovery effort. The city is already taking steps to be prepared to move on debris removal as quickly as it can while still complying with state disaster guidelines for the bidding of services. Request for proposals for debris removal were sent to various companies on June 21 with a bid deadline of June 28. The city will be ready to award a bid for debris removal as early as July 1.  

Whether the city receives state disaster declaration or not, the plan remains the same as it relates to how we will serve our citizens. Vegetative debris placed out for collection will be removed as part of the city’s recovery activities. The collection efforts will entail two complete collection cycles of the city. This will allow everyone the time needed to get their debris to the street right of way.  If you do not currently have room for all the yard debris, it can be put out after the first collection cycle.

The city’s fire department would like to again remind individuals and contractors staging debris to do so in a manner that does not block emergency vehicle access to streets and does not obstruct or hide fire hydrants. If you notice a fire hydrant that is blocked or hidden by debris, notify the Albemarle Fire Department immediately at (704) 984-9475.

We again want to thank everyone for pitching in during this crisis. The city of Albemarle will continue to keep the public informed as debris removal plans and timelines are finalized.


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