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Progress Update: EBR debris removal final collection

Nov. 29, 2016

For release: IMMEDIATELY

For more information, contact:
Adam Smith, Department of Environmental Services: (225) 389-4865
Susan Boudreaux, Mayor’s Office: (225) 389-5101
Michelle McCalope, Mayor’s Office: (225) 389-7957

City-Parish officials announced today that final flood debris collection pass efforts have now moved into 70770, 70802, 70805, and 70812, with final pass efforts now completed in 70819, 70722 and 70791. Additionally, debris removal crews continue to be active in 70808, 70810 and 70820 to collect flood debris on an as-needed basis.

With this latest progression, crews are either active or have completed final flood debris collection pass efforts in all flood-impacted areas in the City of Baton Rouge and unincorporated areas of East Baton Rouge Parish. Listed below are the ZIP codes where final collection pass efforts are either in progress or completed.

• Final flood debris collection pass in progress: 70811, 70814, 70815, 70770, 70802, 70805, 70812
• Final flood debris collection pass completed: 70714, 70739, 70816, 70817, 70819, 70791, 70722

City-Parish officials are urging residents who live in active ZIP codes to move flood debris curbside as soon as possible in order for crews to collect it during their final pass along flood-impacted areas and streets. Once flood debris has been placed curbside, residents should immediately report the location of this debris by going online to http://gis.brla.gov/reportdebris or by calling the EBR debris removal hotline at 1-888-721-4372.

As a reminder, construction and reconstruction waste materials are not eligible for FEMA reimbursement and thus will not be collected by City-Parish debris removal crews. The disposal of any such materials is the responsibility of the homeowner and/or contractor. Residents who are initiating new construction or reconstruction efforts should use licensed contractors to perform this work and secure in writing how the contractor plans to dispose of any construction or reconstruction materials. To locate a licensed contractor, residents can go online to the Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors (LSLBC) website, www.lslbc.louisiana.gov, and click the “Contractor Search” button.

To track the progress of this final debris collection pass, visit http://gis.brla.gov/debris. ZIP codes are considered active when the collection crew is currently picking up debris in that area, inactive if the crew has not yet reached that area, and completed once the crew has finished its final pass.

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