Debris removal in Savannah could go well into next year

ATLANTA (AP) – Southeast Georgia residents are still feeling the effects of Hurricane Matthew of debris removal that may last well into next year.

The Savannah Morning News reports that city officials in Savannah are asking residents to remain patient as an estimated $5.7 million clean-up process continues. The storm left a pattern of destruction in the state last month.

A recent staff report on recovery efforts says almost 70,000 of an estimated 408,000 cubic yards of debris had been collected. The collection crews are looking to clear the areas with highest concentration of debris first, moving to the remaining neighborhoods and repeating the process three times.

City crews are hauling away bagged yard waste during regular weekly routes.

Residents can also take storm debris to the Dean Forest landfill or the Bacon Park Transfer Station.

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