Mayor Kilpatrick Outlines Detroit's Storm Clean-Up Procedure
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 hours 313-876-4279 Downed power lines, street light/traffic signal outages 313-224-0500 MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT - Click Here http://tbutton.prnewswire.com/prn/11690X30067182
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