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UPDATE ON CITY'S RESPONSE TO WEATHER-RELATED DAMAGES - MONDAY, JUNE 29

 

June 29, 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 more than 100 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 is expected to take the rest of this week. Additional street tree cleanup efforts in residential neighborhoods will take several weeks.

Swinney Park West and Foster Park West have been added as drop-off locations for residents to get rid of tree limbs, branches, and debris.

In addition, the City’s biosolids facility has waived fees for residents wanting to get rid of tree limbs, branches, and debris. Regular hours are 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 12-6 p.m. on Sunday. The facility is located at 6202 Lake Ave. Residents will not be able to dispose of tree root balls.

The City encourages residents to utilize Swinney Park West, Foster Park West, and the biosolids facility. 

“We ask for the public’s patience as we’re doing all we can to expedite the process to bring our community back to normal operations. This effort will take time,” said Mayor Tom Henry. “I continue to be encouraged by the commitment and dedication we’re seeing from City employees and residents who are working together to make a difference.” 

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FLOOD CLEAN-UP UPDATE

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. 

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MAYOR HENRY AND COMMUNITY PARTNERS ANNOUNCE WINTER WEATHER EMERGENCY SHELTER PLAN FOR COMMUNITY

June 25, 2015 - Mayor Tom Henry and social service partners today signed a memorandum of understanding for a winter weather emergency shelter plan in the City of Fort Wayne.

Today’s announcement is a continuation of the community’s commitment to helping those in need.

The City of Fort Wayne, Salvation Army, Rescue Mission, United Way of Allen County, Park Center, and Just Neighbors Interfaith Homeless Network will work collaboratively to provide the response and resources to individuals needing shelter from health-threatening conditions due to weather conditions. 

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