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City to begin tree debris removal

Kansas City, Mo., residents with broken tree limbs and brush resulting from the tornado are asked to start moving the debris to the curbsides. On Thursday, the City will begin curbside pickup of only tree debris in neighborhoods where extensive tornado damage occurred.

The Department of Environmental Management has placed large trash bins at 64th and North Jackson and 62nd and Cypress. Residents can put all types of storm debris in the trash bins except hazardous waste. Residents also can drop off tree debris at the City’s Environmental Campus, 4701 Deramus. The site will be open extra days and hours this week: Thursday through Sunday, from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Dangerous buildings inspectors continue to assess the damage in the tornado-stricken neighborhoods. The number of homes designated for complete demolition is down from about 45 to 37. The number may be further reduced as insurance adjustors file their reports.

The Police Department is maintaining its patrol of the area and limiting access to residents, contractors, insurance adjustors, utility workers, emergency personnel and aid providers.

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