STORM DEBRIS REMOVAL REMINDER – IMPORTANT…
SEPARATE YOUR DEBRIS INTO PILES:
With homeowners returning to the island, a big part of their personal recovery effort will not only involve assessing their home for damages, both outside & within the home, it will also include cleaning up debris scattered about the yard. In addition, there may be construction debris (i.e. roof shingles, siding, window screens etc.) from the home, and “white goods” such as refrigerators and washers or dryers that may have been in garages and/or crofters which are typically not elevated and need to be discarded due to being flooded.
It is important that ALL the various types of debris mentioned above be placed in separate piles next to the road for future pick-up by the debris contractor.
If you are unsure as to what goes where, as a reference Click Here to view the pamphlet on separating your debris.
Note: as with many things that are unique to BHI, it may require folks to be cognizant in where they place the debris piles given the natural wooded environment and space with which to do so…, and that it is not placed in or around existing utilities such as a fire hydrant, bollard post or electrical box that could potentially be damaged during the pickup process.
ADDITIONAL REMINDERS ON VEGETATIVE DEBRIS…
With the potential for FEMA reimbursement for debris removal, it is imperative that all vegetative debris picked up from private residences be placed alongside the edge of the road (within the Village’s public right-of-way) for pickup at a future date by the Village’s debris management contractor – DO NOT TAKE THE DEBRIS TO THE TIMBER CREEK MULCH SITE.
LANDSCAPE CONTRACTORS HIRED TO CLEAR DEBRIS ON PRIVATE PROPERTY…
The above directions would also include debris removed by landscape contractors. If you are having your home managed for debris pickup by a landscape contractor or property management company, in this specific scenario, they also should leave the debris on the edge of the road for pickup. The intent for FEMA reimbursement is that we must document what is picked up and delivered to the temporary debris drop off site for the Village to recoup funds.
Also, it is important to know when placing the vegetative debris alongside the road, make sure it is ONLY vegetative debris and not mixed with any other type of debris (i.e. household goods, construction debris etc.) and that it is not placed in or around existing utilities such as a fire hydrant, bollard post or electrical box that could potentially be damaged during the pickup process.
Please know that it is the Village’s goal in working with the debris management contractor & monitor to get all storm debris picked up in a timely manner and your help in getting the debris to the edge of the road as soon as possible is a critical part of this process.
OTHER IMPORTANT UPDATES:
Brunswick County Emergency Response Aerial Mosquito Spraying Begins This Week. Click Here for details.
DUKE ENERGY POWER:
As of the drafting of this message, Duke Field crews on island making repairs informed the Village that all areas on the island had been restored with the exception of Dogwood Trail and Sabal Palm Trail, and the Phase III line providing power to the utilities primary main lift station. They have two crews working both ends and hopefully they can get both remaining issues resolved by the end of the day.
UPDATE ON CURRENT SEWER STATUS:
A current assessment of the sewer status is underway. Results will be made available later this evening.
(Note: These are the properties that DO NOT HAVE sewer and/or electricity).
1ST Class mail has all been put up at the Post Office so come down to retrieve your mail.
DAMAGE ASSESSMENT TEAM UPDATE:
The DAT has been working throughout the day on their respective grid zones with the Building Inspector.
WASTE INDUSTRIES UPDATE:
Waste Industries personnel have been on island today and will be back tomorrow to continue with residential trash collection. They have a stock supply of “yes/no” signs to replace what signs that identify missing. If on your next visit to the home you do not see one present, feel free to contact Public Works at 910-457-5422 to request another.