Residents urged to secure loose yard items; stay indoors until weather improves

Published 10:47 pm Tuesday, August 28, 2012

The potential for dangerous hurricane conditions is eminent for the City of Bogalusa and its residents. In anticipation of a likely large debris-generating storm, residents are asked to secure or store all yard items that may become damaging projectiles.

According to city officials, the city is prepared and has a plan in place to immediately respond following the event. Once dangerous conditions subside and roads have been cleared of obstructions, residents should bring any debris to the public right-of way for removal.

The public right of way is the area of residential property that extends from the street to the sidewalk/ditch/utility poles/ or easement. Residents should separate clean, vegetative debris (woody burnable debris such as limbs and shrubbery) from construction, demolition, and white goods. Do not mix hazardous material, such as paint cans, aerosol sprays, batteries, or appliances with construction and demolition debris.

Household garbage, tires of roof shingles cannot be combined with any storm debris.

Do not place debris neat water meters or water boxes, fire hydrants or any other above ground utility. Only debris places on the public right of way will be eligible for collection under further notice.

If all debris is not picked up during the initial pass residents should continue to push remaining debris to the public right of way for collection on subsequent passes. Residential debris drop off locations may be available with Bogalusa.

Check with city officials within the Public Works Department for these possible locations and hours of operation. All reconstruction debris (debris resulting from rebuilding) is the responsibility of the homeowner.

Bogalusa residents are encouraged to stay indoors until dangerous winds have passed. Please tune into local media sources for updated weather information.