January 22, 2016
Contact: Colene McEntee, Communications Manager, 636-949-1864, firstname.lastname@example.org
Affected unincorporated residents asked to contact the St. Charles County Police Division of Emergency Management by noon on Jan. 27 to arrange debris pickup
St. Charles County, Missouri – The State Flood Debris Removal Program, “Operation Recovery,” will conclude in unincorporated St. Charles County on Sunday, Jan. 31. Residents in unincorporated St. Charles County who require assistance in the removal of debris from last month’s rain and floods should contact the St. Charles County Police Department’s Division of Emergency Management by noon on Wednesday, Jan. 27.
Please use these methods to arrange for debris pickup from unincorporated St. Charles County residences (please note that this service is not available for businesses):
• Phone: please call 636-949-7498, listen to the voicemail instructions, and leave the suggested message
• Website: please visit www.sccmo.org/flood, complete and submit the featured online form, and review the tips for cleaning your home
Submissions to the St. Charles County Police Division of Emergency Management will be forwarded to officials working on behalf of the State Flood Debris Removal Program. Debris collection is expected to occur between one and three days after the request is received, so homeowners should have their items ready for pickup at the time of the request.
Municipalities participating in the State Flood Debris Removal Program are listed at http://www.mo.gov/flood-recovery. If you live in a municipality participating in the program, and not in unincorporated St. Charles County, please contact your municipal government about their participation in the program.
The joint state-federal Flood Debris Removal Program was formed to assist participating communities with debris removal after the historic rains and flooding that occurred in December 2015. Debris collected in the program must be properly sorted and placed on the curb in front of the residence. For information on debris sorting, safety and placement instructions — as well as lists of items acceptable for collection and participating jurisdictions — please visit the State Flood Debris Removal Program website, http://www.mo.gov/flood-recovery.
Residents who have special needs, or who require assistance moving flood and heavy rain-related debris, should contact United Way 211 (dial 2-1-1 or 1-800-427-4626).
For questions about the program, please contact the St. Charles County Police Division of Emergency Management at 636-949-3023 or email@example.com.