Gaithersburg Storm Aftermath - Debris Pickup

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Gaithersburg Storm Aftermath - Debris Pickup

With many residents experiencing downed tree limbs and branches as a result of the recent storm, the City of Gaithersburg has begun picking up large yard waste items.  Public Works crews will be patrolling the streets between now and July 13, 2012, collecting piles of waste that have been brought to the curb. 

Large yard waste is characterized as tree limbs greater than six feet long, more than 4” in diameter, or more than 40 pounds.  Items should be cut into sections no longer than 15 feet and laid in straight piles.

Smaller yard waste items may be put out curbside on your regular recycling day.  This includes brush, leaves and other yard trimmings placed in biodegradable brown paper bags as well as branches laid straight and bundled, or placed in large biodegradable brown paper bags.   

For more information on the City’s bulk pickup and recycling programs please visit www.gaithersburgmd.gov/recycling or call 301-258-6370.

Posted on ActiveRain as a community service.  Character counts in Gaithersburg.

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Richard & Beth Witt
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You always post pictures of such beautiful flowers... hope the storm didn't destroy them all...

July 06, 2012 12:50 PM #1
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Roy, great information for Gaithersburg residents.  I sure hope there wasn't too much damage and that everyone was safe from the recent storm.

July 06, 2012 01:09 PM #2
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Thanks for your comments.

There was much storm damage in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.  Initially, over two million families lost power.  Probably over a million families had to discard food in refrigerators and freezers.

Food Safety

Food in the refrigerator is safe if the power has been off for no more than four hours. After that, discard perishables such as meat, poultry, soft cheese, eggs and leftovers. Check out www.fsis.usda.gov/fact_sheets/keeping_food_Safe_during_an_emergency/index.asp  for more details and a chart.

A full freezer can keep food frozen for 48 hours after a loss of power. A half-full freezer can keep food frozen for 24 hours. 

July 06, 2012 01:25 PM #3
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Hi Roy, seems like we are all posting about storms; I just post about FEMA disaster assitancefor our flooding. Hope your area recovers soon.

July 07, 2012 03:48 AM #4
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Mornin' Roy.

Just glad the county can help every one out with the debris issues.

Have a good day today.

Best, Clint McKie

July 07, 2012 03:50 AM #5
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Alert Montgomery regarding storm debris pick-up in Montgomery County.

 ”The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) will provide special storm tree debris collections — on County maintained roads only — throughout the County starting July 11. 

Crews will systematically begin covering all of the County’s 217 snow plow routes, picking up tree debris that is located within the County right-of-way.  This is a special one-time only service resulting from the storm.  To ensure pick up, residents should place only their storm tree debris in the public right-of-way before July 11. They should ensure that sidewalks, driveways and roads are not blocked.   

Residents are reminded that once their storm tree debris is placed on the right-of-way, it still may take several days to be picked up due to the volume of debris and the number of homes involved. 

Residents may also continue to bundle their debris and use County-provided trash and yard trim curbside collection or drop off disposables at the Transfer Station. For information on cleanup instructions for fallen tree limbs visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov/solidwaste.   

To report any unsafe conditions they feel need immediate attention, residents should contact the 311 Call Center at 311 or 240-777-0311 or online 24/7 at www.MC311.com. 

For additional information, visit the MCDOT website at http://www6.montgomerycountymd.gov/hwytmpl.asp?url=/content/dot/highway/index.asp.”

July 07, 2012 04:14 AM #6
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Your comments are always appreciated.  Many families in our are are still without power as they face another day of our severe heat wave.

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July 07, 2012 08:21 AM #7
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Roy Kelly is always ready to provide his community with up to date news and help when needed!

July 07, 2012 08:51 AM #8
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Roy,

        I did not realize you guys had had such bad storms. I found out when I landed in Washington DC last Saturday late at night. The line for taxis was crazy we waited a half hour and we were lucky we got pulled out of the line and because we were heading to Georgetown and we had to share a cab no biggie as the guy was a local and pointed out a restaurant we could eat at midnight. We arrived at our hotel only to find no hotel room had been secured through HOTELS.COM. As you know DC was sold out. He said if someone did not show up to claim the room we could have it. We went to eat and then when we got back we were told the guy had showed up. I called the Hyatt again and he said he could release one room as it was after 2:00 AM. What a storm and rooms were filling up fast on Sunday as well. I hope you survived the heat on Sunday was incredible I prayed for the people with out power. I hope you are having a great weekend!

July 07, 2012 11:06 AM #9
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Gaithersburg Alert:  While clean up continues, use caution in and around standing trees. Many trees have been weakened by the storms and in some cases still have broken tree limbs hanging in the canopy. Do not stand under trees during storms and be aware of potential hazards falling from the canopy.

Thanks for your comments. 

Yolanda:  Good to know that you were in town but sorry to hear about your timing.  Before this storm, most of us were not familiar with the work "derecho" which is the type of storm that did so much damage in the area. 

This weekend is even hotter with records being broken each day.  The news reports say that that 105 degrees is expected in Washington, DC this afternoon. 

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