Calcasieu Parish Debris Removal Update
It's been almost three months since the Southwest Louisiana area was hit by Hurricane Laura back in August. Then while we were still trying to recover and pick up the pieces and recover here comes hurricane Delta in October which caused even more damage to the area.
If you drive around the Southwest Louisiana area you still see piles of debris by the sides of the road. The crews picking up the debris have been working non stop since both of the storms but because your seeing so much debris still, it just gives you an idea of how much damage we all really got during the storms.
The Calcasieu Parish Police Jury gave us an update on the debris pickup in the Calcasieu Parish area. Like we said the crews have been working around the clock to pick up debris but there is still work to be done.
Laura Heller with the CPPJ said,
Since Hurricane Laura, trucks have picked up approximately 4.8 million cubic yards of debris in the parish’s unincorporated areas. A total of 9.1 million cubic yards of debris has been collected in the entire parish.
That is a staggering number y'all. That is a lot of debris. We can't thank these crews enough. No that the Thanksgiving holiday coming up, the contractors tasked to pick up the debris Crowder Gulf will be reducing the number of trucks on the parish roads from Nov. 24 through Nov. 30, 2020 so their crews can get a well deserved break. This will give them a chance to be able to go home and spend time with their families.
Debris pickup will return to full operations on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020.