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Santa Rosa debris removal schedule

SANTA ROSA COUNTY  --  FEMA counted over 700 homes with damage from last Tuesday night's rain in Santa Rosa County.

The county has reported more than 9-million dollars in property appraisals.
Now, Santa Rosa Public Works will begin cleaning up trash by the road tomorrow.
They will only pickup *flood debris in the unincorporated areas of Santa Rosa County.

Where your trash should be so it get's picked up.
Ricki Vann/Reporting "For Public Works to pick up your trash they say it must be placed in the right of way... between the pole and the street. But some homeowners say that is just not possible."
Courtney Gartley's home took on a foot of water last week.

"The rains caused the roof to leak and the water just came down." "The garage and the front area received the worst damage. My sister's room is the only room that has carpet."

Most of their belongings were water damaged.
Since last Wednesday they've been piling their wet items outside.
Courtney Gartley/Homeowner "We are at a stand still because we have more trash that we want to bring out that we don't have anywhere else to put it. Unless we just put it in our front yard."
Santa rosa will begin to pick up flood related trash tomorrow.

Concentrating on the  south end where flooding was worst and the most debris has accumulated.

Pop "Throwing trash..."
Courtney's trash must be closer to the road for  pickup and she says that can be a problem.

"It is overwhelming to think that all of this that has taken two and three people to drag out here at a time would have to be moved. I don't know where we would put it except in the street and we can't do that because then they can't get down here."

The counties  goal is to have all debris picked up by the end of the month.
Avis Whitfield/Public Works Director "From what I am seeing right now I am very confident of course that may depend on how much rain we have this weekend if people have further damage. But what I have seen and what we have called into us thus far I am very confident we can pick it up with our Public Works crews."

If you live outside Gulf Breeze or Milton, you need to call the county and let them know you have debris to be picked up.
That number is: 626-0191.