People begin their own clean up after the storm - KOTA Territory News

People begin their own clean up after the storm


Norman Griggs has been working hard sawing branches that fell from trees in his yard."I've cut down hundreds of hundreds of branches of these trees" Griggs said. He is like many others in the area, trying to clear tree branches and limbs from their yards after the storm. But he finds it even more challenging with his age. He said "I'm eighty one that makes it kind of hard when you've had health problems".

Griggs said "I've got piles more to do, a lot of it I can't reach. It's too high. And we are cutting them up in little pieces and loading them up into the trailer and hauling them to the Fitzgerald Stadium"    

Fitzgerald Stadium is one of three sites the city has designated for debris disposal. Griggs said "I couldn't believe the numbers of people loading and unloading, I don't know how they're going to have room for it when everybody gets done"  

People packed their trucks, trailers and even U–Hauls with broken branches and tree limbs, and brought them to the disposal site. By the looks of how many people came to the site they probably feel how Norman does about the tree debris.   "It's an eye sore and the leaves that go under them after they fall are terrible. I have to get them cleaned up"  

Norman is determined to clean up as many tree branches from his yard as possible. "It could take me two weeks, I mean to get to what I need done. The rest I'll have to hire somebody to do it".

Other debris disposal sites are at the Central State Fairgrounds and on New York St. in the parking lot across from the Club for Boys.



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