"It's a great relief because who knows when those hot days come around any kind of dry timber like that laying around for too long is eventually a fire hazard," he said.
Hannibal Project Manager Brian Chaplin says the street department and other, outside departments have worked around the clock for seven weeks, but Chaplin said don't take advantage of what the city is trying to do.
"If you do bring debris out there, make sure it was debris from the storm, it's dead debris because we're having a little bit of a problem of picking up debris then coming up and picking it up again," he said.
Chaplin said because so much debris is cleared off, people need to be aware of where they can and cannot dump.
Off Main street, the city says you are no longer allowed to dump your debris here in the flood buyout property. This place is officially closed and the city says if they do catch you, it could result in a fine or even worse. But Chaplin said if you are missed on Monday, there's still a location you can take your debris.
"Now our 7th street lot is open behind the street department. If you feel that you want to bring your debris, any debris, feel free to use that street department lot on 7th street, drop your material off and we will dispose of it after that," Chaplin said.
Right now, Chaplin said 90% of the debris has already been collected. The city brings all the debris to an area off Paris Gravel Road, and Chaplin said the debris is stacked as high as 50 to 60 feet tall.
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