NEWS RELEASE

Friday, October 20, 2017 @ 10 AM

Official Update: Debris Removal

Thanks to the hard work of the Brazoria County Road & Bridge crews and our neighboring cities, the first pass of debris removal is now complete. For now, the County crews will be moving to other areas that still have substantial amounts of debris. Once those areas have been adequately addressed, crews will return to Richwood for a second and a third pass.

Residents are encouraged to continue placing flood debris as close to the curb as possible. However, FEMA's policies do not allow for construction debris from remodeling efforts to be collected and residents, or their contractors, should dispose of the construction debris in an appropriate manner. Also, we believe that all the brush piles from the storm have been picked up and moving forward any new brush should be separated from the flood debris and placed out for the regular heavy trash pickup.

The City has also arranged for a street sweeper to drive the roads in Audubon Woods I, Brazos Crossing, and Glenwood Bayou to help remove the nails, glass, and other small debris that has been left in the road. The street sweeper will be starting Monday, October 23rd and it will probably take about three days to adequately clean the small debris off the roads. To help facilitate the street sweeping process, the City is asking all residents in the before mentioned neighborhoods to please avoid parking on the streets from Monday, October 23rd to Wednesday, October 25th between the hours of 9 AM and 3 PM.

Thank you for your patience during the debris removal process. If you have any questions, please feel free to call City Hall at 979-265-2082.