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NCDOT Continues To Clear Hurricane Isabel Debris

Posted October 23, 2003

— The

state Department of Transportation

continues to pick up storm-related debris from the right of way of state-maintained roads in the 38 disaster-declared counties.

Citizens within these counties should bring storm-related debris to the right-of-way for pick up by Oct. 27. Citizens are asked to keep debris out of the roadway, and if possible, cut it into 5- or 6-foot pieces.

In areas of the counties that suffered extensive flooding, the department will continue to pick up debris from damaged homes and businesses. These materials should be placed in a separate pile from wood debris. No household hazardous materials are being collected.

The counties declared as federal disaster areas include: Beaufort, Bertie, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Craven, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Franklin, Gates, Granville, Greene, Halifax, Hertford, Hyde, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Orange, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Person, Pitt, Tyrrell, Vance, Wake, Warren, Washington, Wayne and Wilson.

Citizens needing to know whether their route is public or private may call their local DOT county maintenance office.

For residents in the 38 declared counties that do not live on public roads, the Federal Emergency Management Agency is working with the state and county emergency management agencies to remove debris that has been determined by FEMA and the state to pose a threat to the public health and safety.

Residents along private roads in the declared counties with questions about the eligibility of their debris should contact their county emergency management office for more information. Otherwise, citizens in the declared counties can take their debris to the closest state-maintained highway by Oct. 27 and NCDOT will remove the debris.

Counties not included in the above list are not eligible for debris removal or reimbursement from FEMA. Residents in these counties are responsible for disposing of their debris.

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