UPDATE ON CITY'S RESPONSE TO WEATHER-RELATED DAMAGES - TUESDAY, JUNE 30
June 30, 2015 - City of Fort Wayne crews continue to lead cleanup and restoration efforts in response to weather-related damages throughout the community.
The City’s Police, Fire, Public Works, City Utilities and Parks departments are all working in a proactive manner to deal with recent weather challenges.
The Parks and Recreation Department and contractors are working to address nearly 150 downed street trees. Residents are urged to stay away from fallen trees and branches that are on power lines. The cleanup of downed trees on homes could be completed by Thursday evening. Additional street tree cleanup efforts in residential neighborhoods will take the next few weeks. There are also nearly 100 downed trees in City parks. Those trees will be addressed in the coming weeks and months after trees are removed from homes and neighborhoods.
June 26, 2015 - The City’s flood clean-up efforts continue.
Residents have two options to get rid of the sandbags they used to protect their personal property during the recent flooding.
For immediate disposal, residents can take the sandbags to the City Utilities Biosolids facility at 6202 Lake Ave. The City is waiving the normal disposal fees, and residents who bring sandbags to this location can dispose of them for free. The Biosolids facility is open from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 12-6 p.m. on Sunday. The facility will be closed on Saturday, July 4.
Residents can also have sandbags picked up at their home by placing them at the curb in front of their house and calling 311. Because of the large volume of debris and sandbags, along with the busy summer schedule of road improvement projects, the pick-up at the curb is not immediate. The sandbags will be collected within two weeks of the call to 311. When calling 311, residents should be specific with the address where the sandbags are placed at the curb.