May Take Weeks to Clean Up Cedar Rapids Flood Debris

By Forrest Saunders, KCRG-TV9

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — The city is working to pick up debris from the areas that flooded during last week’s severe weather.

The city is asking people to put items on the curb and divide them into four piles. One for all sewer-damaged property and the others for garbage, appliances, and household hazardous waste, like paint.

The city said it may take up to four weeks to collect all the debris.

“This was a flash-flood event and it hit neighborhoods throughout the city in different ways. Sometimes it was just a house or two. Sometimes it was a whole street or a neighborhood,” said Megan Murphy, the city’s utilities communication coordinator.

Those who need the city to pick up flood debris need to first register their damage. Officials ask residents call (319) 286-5897.

l Comments: (319) 368-8610; forrest.saunders@kcrg.com

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