FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 31, 2015
City responds to damaging storm, aids residents in clean-up
The City is pleased to announce that the City-wide emergency response to storm damages is successfully complete; as a result, emergency storm debris curb-side collection is no longer in effect and debris drop-off locations will return to their regularly scheduled hours.
“Clearing debris from Kansas City’s recent storm was a collective effort among many City employees who worked overtime and on nights and weekends to help clear storm debris,” said Troy Schulte, City Manager. “We are grateful to our dedicated staff and to the residents of Kansas City for collaborating to clean and restore this City.”
As part of the City’s targeted storm debris curbside pick-up, employees collected more than 680 tons of debris from residential curbsides. More than 1,280 residents also assisted by bringing collected storm debris to City drop-off centers. The City’s 311 Call Center extended operator hours to address resident concerns that more than tripled the center’s typical call volumes.
Residents who would like to drop-off additional storm debris may visit one of the City’s three brush drop-off locations: 1815 N. Chouteau Trafficway; 11660 N. Main Street; 10301 Raytown Road. All three of the centers are open and free for residents to use on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. In addition, residents may also use the North Chouteau Trafficway and North Main Street sites on Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for a small fee. The Raytown site is only open on Saturdays.
Additional information regarding the City’s storm response can be found online at kcmo.gov/storm.
Media inquiries should be directed to City Communications Director, Chris Hernandez, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 816-513-3474.