Debris removal is a huge job - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Debris removal is a huge job

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Today's the day for News on the Road!

    Today's the day for News on the Road!

    Thursday, April 17 2014 5:27 PM EDT2014-04-17 21:27:58 GMT
    WALB News 10 is hitting the road for our 60th anniversary. You might remember this photo from 2004. Yolanda, Dawn, and Ben having fun with the Ladies of the Red Hat Society in Tifton for WALB's 50thMore >>
    WALB News 10 is hitting the road for our 60th anniversary. You might remember this photo from 2004. Yolanda, Dawn, and Ben having fun with the Ladies of the Red Hat Society in Tifton.More >>
  • Dougherty Sheriff featured tonight on 'Beyond Scared Straight'

    Dougherty Sheriff featured tonight on 'Beyond Scared Straight'

    Thursday, April 17 2014 5:25 PM EDT2014-04-17 21:25:53 GMT
    The Dougherty County Sheriff's Office youth intervention program will be featured on national television for a second time tomorrow.More >>
    The Dougherty County Sheriff's Office youth intervention program will be featured on national television for a second time.More >>
  • Bank robbery update

    Bank robbery update

    Thursday, April 17 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-04-17 21:15:13 GMT
    A suspected bank robber remains in the Coffee County Jail on a probation violation warrant as the FBI and Douglas Police continue to work on charges.   We know investigators confiscated a shotgun whenMore >>
    A suspected bank robber remains in the Coffee County Jail on a probation violation warrant as the FBI and Douglas Police continue to work on charges.  More >>

March 7, 2007

Americus -- Disposing of debris in Sumter County is no easy task.  Sumter County administrators are pleading with residents to limit what they're putting on the curb to be hauled away.

City and County public works crews have been working non-stop to remove tree and home debris left over from Thursday's tornado.  Sixty trucks arrive every hour at one of two dump sites for debris.  Green debris stretches the entire length of a football field and is piled a story high. 

Right now, Sumter County leaders are asking residents to limit the debris to only what's necessary. "Please only move that debris right now that is essential to be removed to secure the homes and entrance to the property," asked Sumter County Administrator Lynn Taylor.   

Because of the Federal Disaster Declaration in Sumter County, the debris removal will be paid for by the federal government and eventually contractors will be named to handle the task.  

Feedback: news@walb.com?subject=Debrisremoval/JE
 

Powered by WorldNow