This weekend City crews started collecting tree limbs and yard debris in areas hardest hit by the tornado. On Monday, June 16, the City will begin picking up other storm debris that is placed at the curb. City efforts will focus on loose debris that was blown into yards during the storm. The removal of destroyed structures should be privately coordinated by individual homeowners and in conjunction with the City’s Building Code Department. Those needing financial assistance should contact the Flint Hills American Red Cross at 537-2180 or the Salvation Army at 539-9399.
Residents and volunteers working in the damaged areas are asked to help by moving their cars to streets that have already been cleared. This will help expedite the clean-up process by providing adequate access for trucks and equipment.
The City’s volunteer clean-up effort will be temporarily suspended during the work week and may resume on Saturday, June 21. The City will continue to match volunteers with those that request assistance. Groups or individuals that are available to volunteer this week and all those with vehicles or equipment that could be used to load and haul debris are asked to call the City of Manhattan at 587-2489 or 587-2404 to be matched with property owners who need assistance this week. Any property owner or tenant needing clean-up assistance should also call 587-2489 or 587-2404.