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Town Hall has restored all services lost from Hurricane Irma.

HURRICANE RECOVERY

FEMA DISASTER ASSISTANCE

UPDATE 11/09/17

The first collection of storm debris is almost complete throughout the County.
Please have all Hurricane Irma related storm debris (vegetation and building material) placed in an accessible location of the nearest public road right-of-way prior to Monday, November 13, 2017. The collection crews and monitoring company will be clearing each roadway as a final pass after that date. Any material placed in the right of way after the collection day beyond that date will not be collected as part of the Storm Debris Program. Residents must dispose of material as part of the normal garbage collection program once the right-of-way is cleared.

Please also note:
· It is estimated the final pickup will last until December 15th, 2017.
· Vegetation and building materials will continue to be collected separately and may occur on different days.
· Do not place storm debris in bags. Bags are not allowed in the vegetation debris and vegetation is not allowed in the C&D landfill pile.
· Try to avoid placing material under power lines, trees, or near any other structures such as telephone boxes, mail boxes, fences, or drainage facilities.
· Material must be along public road right-of-way unless they are in approved private community right-of-way. The program will not pick up from roads/driveways on private property or easements. Residents on private road easements are responsible for bringing their material to the public roadway for collection.
· At this time, the County is not authorized to collect debris on State or US roadways (FDOT).
· Only debris from residential or public areas is eligible for collection. Commercial properties are responsible for arrangement of their own debris removal.
· Please report any illegal dumping or dumping by commercial contractors of debris not originating from adjacent property in the right-of-way. Report these activities to local law enforcement officials immediately.
· This program is for Hurricane Irma Storm Debris only. Material that is not considered storm debris is not included.
· This program must adhere to FEMA requirements to be eligible for reimbursement of expenses.
· Please remember to keep a safe distance from the collection vehicles while stopped collecting and while driving.

We appreciate residents complying with these requests as this will help speed up the collection efforts and help restore our community back to the wonderful place we all know and love!

If you have any questions, please call the engineering office at 402-6877.

Clinton Howerton, Jr., P.E.
County Engineer
Highlands County Board of County Commissioners
Engineering Department
505 South Commerce Avenue
Sebring, Florida 33870-3869
Office: 863.402.6877
Fax: 863.402.6548
Email: chowerton@hcbcc.org

Website Address: www.hcbcc.net


The Town of Lake Placid has partnered with the Highlands County Board of County Commissioners to have storm debris from Hurricane Irma removed and monitored by contractors contracted by the County.  The following are a set of rules and guidelines to be followed to assure the swiftest debris removal.   Of all guidelines to be followed, one of the most important is not to mix any type of plastic, lumber, paneling, roofing, metals, or anything other than lawn and tree debris into the pile to be picked up.   Such piles will be picked up considerably later.

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NOTICE THAT DEBRIS AND MATERIALS IN FRONT OF COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS WILL NOT BE REMOVED FREE OF CHARGE.  APARTMENT COMPLEXES ARE CONSIDERED COMMERCIAL.
 
 
   
     
     
     
     
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Highlands County Emergency Operations

Florida Disaster