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City of Kansas City, Mo.

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CONTACT: City Communications Office, 816-513-1349

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 19, 2010

Storm damage being assessed, debris collection underway

In response to a severe overnight storm that moved through the greater Kansas City area and left extensive woody debris in parts of the City’s Northland, the City of Kansas City, Missouri has sent cleanup crews from multiple City departments into an area bounded by N. Holmes Avenue, Parvin Road, I-435, and N.E. 72nd Street. These crews are working to remove woody debris from the public rights of ways.

Additionally, to assist residents in this hard hit area, the City will run a special collection of woody debris beginning September 27. This special collection will be targeted in the area bounded by N. Holmes Avenue, Parvin Road, I-435, and N.E. 72nd Street. Residents living in this area are asked to place woody debris curbside for collection by 7 a.m. Monday, September 27.

Residents may also bring storm debris to one of the City’s two drop off locations open Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Raytown Road Site is located just south of I-470 on the east side of Raytown Road and the 1815 N. Chouteau Trafficway site is just south of the Missouri River.

Beginning Monday, September 20, residents may report downed trees in the public rights of ways or other storm issues dealing with City services to the City’s 3-1-1 Action Center by dialing 311 or 816-513-1313 or visiting the Action Center online at www.kcmo.org.

Because of the extensive damage to trees, residents are advised to be cautious and stay clear of downed power lines (report to: 1-888-LIGHTKC (1-888-544-4852)), water in roadways and downed trees or limbs, especially on structures which might become unstable.

Media inquires about this issue should be directed to Dennis Gagnon, public information officer for the City’s Public Works Department at 816-513-2659 or 816-335-5441.

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