DETROIT, Feb. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- City of Detroit crews from the Department
of Public Works and Recreation's Forestry Division began a second day of
16-hour shifts to clear debris in the wake of Wednesday's storm.
"I am committed to protecting the well-being of Detroit's citizens. To
that end, we are continuously working to provide improved city services and
appropriate response times, not only during emergency situations, but on a
day-to-day basis," said Mayor Kwame M. Kilpatrick.
Following through on this initiative, during the first hours of inclement
weather, Mayor Kilpatrick ordered key personnel to streamline standard damage
assessment and clean-up procedures, and crews are expected to continue working
throughout the day on Saturday. At present, workers are responding to over
200 calls from citizens.
According to procedure, the first phase of storm clean-up includes the
immediate opening of all blocked thoroughfares. During the second phase,
crews will clear fallen trees, limbs and debris that block entranceways or are
presenting a hazardous situation. The City may give special consideration to
circumstances involving elderly, ill, or physically disabled persons. By law,
the City is required to remove damaged trees or limbs which were located on
City property. The City may not remove any debris, limbs or trees on
privately-owned property, no exceptions.
Residents and businesses that want to report storm damage should contact
the following numbers:
Trees, limbs, and debris 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday-Friday 313-224-1111
Trees, limbs, and debris After business
Downed power lines,
street light/traffic signal outages 313-224-0500
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