Wichita Crews To Pick Up Storm Debris Next Week

By: News Release Email
By: News Release Email

September 16, 2010

In response to Wednesday evening storm damage, Public Works crews on Monday will begin collecting and disposing tree limbs and branches in hardest hit areas. The areas are bounded by MacArthur on the north, 63rd Street on the south, Meridian on the west and Hydraulic on the east. Other areas may be added as additional damage is assessed.

Crews will pick up only tree debris. They will not pick up roof, fence, patio furniture or other materials. Tree limbs must be cut into four-foot lengths and placed at the curb. Crews will not come onto private property to collect debris or take limbs longer than four feet.

Residents in hard-hit areas may call 268-4013 with questions.

Wednesday evening's thunderstorm interrupted power to traffic signals in south Wichita, turned others out of alignment, snapped power lines to the sewage treatment plant at 52nd & Hydraulic and pelted City buildings, including the Wichita Mid-Continent Airport terminal, with hail.

During the storm, airport passengers and employees were sent to the terminal's basement storm shelter. Overnight, airport staff vacuumed water from carpets and covered holes in the roof, ceilings and skylights in the concourse and ticket counter areas.

Auburn Hills golf course is closed until further notice due to hail-pocked greens.

Public Works & Utilities crews are working this morning to clear streets of tree limbs and debris. Officials continue to assess which areas were hardest hit in terms of tree damage.

The Better Business Bureau offers these tips for people needing roof repair.

The Better Business Bureau of Kansas Incorporated wants to
make consumers aware of how easy it is to check out a business
with the BBB before they DO BUSINESS! 1-800-856-2417

With the severe weather that occurred last night, the Wichita and
surrounding area will be, if not already being invaded by companies
wanting to offer services to consumers.

There are licensing regulations requirements for contractors offering
Roofing, Siding etc… services

The BBB wants consumers to contact us before they sign contracts
with any business.

Tips for Consumers:
• Don’t allow the business to pressure you into signing the
• Be sure to read the contract thoroughly. Ask any questions you
may have.
• Make sure the business is properly licensed and insured.
• Ask how long they have been in the community.
• Do not pay the full amount of the job up front.
• Do not pay with cash.
• Be wary of any company that says they will work it out with your
insurance company for you.
• Contact The Better Business Bureau to check out the Business.

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