Contractors continue debris pick up from Dec. tornado in Graves County

(Source: Ohio Valley Aerial)
(Source: Ohio Valley Aerial)

GRAVES COUNTY, Ky. (KBSI) – Contractors for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers continue picking up tornado debris along streets in Mayfield and Graves County.

Crews are now picking up material in zones 1, 2, 3, and 7. Contractors plan to move to zone 6 soon as volunteers assist residents with efforts to push out debris.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District is managing right of way debris removal operations in the City of Mayfield and Graves County.

Tips on how property owners can assist with ensuring safe and efficient debris removal operations:

  • Push your debris to the curb. Pickup is only authorized within 15 feet of the curb.
  • Prepare for multiple passes/opportunities for pickup. Contractors will return multiple times to continue clearing debris from the right of way.
  • Get your debris to the curb before contractors arrive. Information on what area contractors will be working in will be posted on the Graves County Office of Emergency Management Facebook page each day.
  • Avoid the area on the day of planned debris removal efforts. Keep children and pets away from the area.
  • Do not bag household waste. Bagged debris/residential trash is ineligible for pickup.
  • Try to get vehicles and other obstructions out of the way; if contractors can’t access the debris, they can’t remove it.
  • Sort debris into the following categories:
    • vegetative debris
    • hazardous waste
    • construction debris
    • large appliances
    • household waste


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