Hurricane Irma – Disaster Debris & Recovery Management

September 12, 2017

Re: Hurricane Irma – Disaster Debris & Recovery Management


The City is currently working with Crowder Gulf on setting up the City’s disaster debris and recovery management of the damage caused by Hurricane Irma.  Given the magnitude of hurricane Irma, recovery will not happen overnight but the City is making every endeavor to ensure it happens as quickly as possible.   In our contact with Crowder Gulf, please note the following:

  1. Crowder Gulf has assigned a Senior Manager who will be meeting with Mayor Bagshaw and staff on September 13, 2017.
  2. The City will retain a monitoring company to maintain the required paperwork for FEMA so that the City can seek reimbursement.
  3. Crowder Gulf has informed the City that it will take three (3) to five (5) days to assess, set up of trucks and be ready to haul debris.

The City will continue to remove any debris that is obstructing the roadway or poses a danger.  In the meantime, you can put all debris at your curb.  Do not block the roadway or storm drains.  Also, do not place debris near trees, poles, fire hydrants or other structures.  The City will not send any code enforcement violations for debris resulting from Hurricane Irma.

The City continues to remain in contact with Duke Energy regarding the city wide power outage. At this time, Duke cannot provide a time as to when power will be restored.

Please continue to monitor our website for updates to the above-mentioned information, or other information important to the City’s recovery from Hurricane Irma.

Thank you for your patience as we all work together to get through this challenging time.

Ray Bagshaw

You may download a PDF copy of this notice by clicking:  Hurricane Irma