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Posted on: September 10, 2019

City of Charleston Hurricane Dorian September 10 Recovery Update

Due to the high volume of curbside garbage following the storm, crews continued working this morning to collect any remaining garbage along Monday’s route before beginning collection along today’s. Crews continue working overtime to collect garbage as quickly as possible.

Since the storm passed, more than 200 truckloads of debris have been collected from neighborhoods citywide. Crews will continue to collect until 7 p.m. tonight and will resume in the morning.

Contractors have now been hired to assist with debris collection throughout the city. Plans for a full collection schedule are being finalized and will be released when complete.

Citizens are reminded that leaves must be bagged in paper lawn and refuse bags for collection, as loose leaves clog storm drains.

The normal street sweeping schedule will remain on hold for two weeks, while street sweeping crews continue to focus on storm cleanup.

All city streets are now open, with the exception of Angel Oak Road, which crews will be working to clear tomorrow.

Stormwater crews continue to focus on clearing storm drains and ditches of debris.

As of this morning, damage assessment teams had visited and assessed nearly 15,000 properties throughout the city.

All Recreation facilities and programs are open and running as normal, except for the Municipal Golf Course. The driving range, putting greens, clubhouse and back nine are open, but the front nine remains closed until further notice.

The Parks Department continues to work to clean up the city’s more than 120 city parks. Hundreds of city trees are being assessed for damage and prioritized for work. Citizens are asked to continue to report damage to the citizen services line at 843-724-7311.

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