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Manatee County sets debris deadlines

Myakka City area residents have until Nov. 16 to stack debris by the side of the road.

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Manatee County has asked its residents to have Hurricane Ian debris stacked by the side of the ride for collection by Nov. 9, except for Myakka City area residents who have until Nov. 16.

In the three weeks since collection of debris began, Manatee County has picked up an estimated 233,000 cubic yards of post-storm debris, according to a county release.

The release said that "If all that was stacked in one place at one time, it would be bigger and taller that the (nine-story) Manatee County Administration Building in downtown Bradenton."

“That’s a lot of debris … fast,” said Manatee County Administrator Scott Hopes in the release. “Collection crews have done a terrific job.”
Manatee County will finish collecting debris two to three weeks after the deadlines for placing it on the curb. The county needs to finish the clean-up in a timely fashion to be reimbursed for the cost by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. 

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Jay Heater

Jay Heater is the managing editor of the East County Observer. Overall, he has been in the business more than 41 years, 26 spent at the Contra Costa Times in the San Francisco Bay area as a sportswriter covering college football and basketball, boxing and horse racing.

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