Hidalgo County Precinct 1 Urges Residents To Leave Flood Debris On Curbside

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Precinct 1 Commissioner David L. Fuentes is urging residents to clear out all debris and damage from their homes for curbside pick-up. Crews are currently driving through neighborhoods collecting all debris for safe and proper disposal. 
 
Phase one of the debris removal process is coming to an end and crews have noticed a lack of debris being left curbside. Due to health concerns, it is vital that homeowners remove all water-logged and damaged items to prevent disease, infection and mold.  
 
The items that may be left curbside include: electronics, large appliances, hazardous waste, vegetative debris, construction debris, and household garbage. Debris should be placed within 10 feet of the curb, anything left further back will not be picked up. 
 
Please note: crews are only allowed to collect debris caused by flood damage; any additional items or debris left curbside will not be picked-up. As a reminder, crews are not allowed to go on private property, so it is very important that debris be left curbside.
 
Before removing debris from your home, the precinct encourages residents to take photos of their damaged home and any damaged items for future documentation with FEMA, SBA and other assistance organizations. 
    
At this time, the precinct is focusing its debris removal efforts in the 36 subdivisions that were impacted during the June 19-21 flood event. These homes were identified by calls that were received to the County Hotline. 
 
The subdivisions are as follows: Indian Hills, La Mesa, Weslaco Manor, Chapa #5, Wesmer, Vaquero Estates, VA Black, Hacienda Laozsada, Encinal, Tierra Rica, Summerview Dr, San Jacinto Estates, Aurora Estates, Mid Valley Estates, Pastor Estates, Olivares #3, La Estancia Estates, Sunrise Hill, Mirasoles, Puesta De Sol, Las Delicias , Los Robles, Frontera Heights 1-3, Comanche Estates, Lucero Del Norte, Cielo Azul, Los Alamos, La Paloma Unit ½, La Palma, Tesoro Estates 1-3, Rosedale Heights, Midway Village, La Pinata, Balli Estates, Siete Hermanos and Citrus Hills.
 
If your subdivision is not on the list and you have debris that needs to be disposed of, please call the Precinct 1 office at (956) 968-8733. Please have your name and address ready.

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