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Clay County deals with storm debris alone

Orange Park says more debris caused by storm than Hurricane Matthew

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While some northeast Florida neighborhoods are still recovering from the damage caused by Hurricane Matthew, Clay County residents are without state or federal assistance after severe, straightline winds tore through the area on February 7.

Clay County residents with downed trees and brush as a result of storms on Feb. 7 can dispose of the debris for free if they haul the debris to the Rosemary Landfill until Feb. 25.

All curbside, post-storm debris removal is subject to normal service standards.

The Town of Orange Park said on its Facebook page that the unnamed storm created more debris in the town than Hurricane Matthew did, but that there will not be any county or FEMA assistance for cleanup.

"The Town is committed to removing all of the debris by the end of February. This will be done using Advanced Disposal crews, running on an extended schedule, and Town crews. Normal pickup rules are in place."

Those rules include a limit of 5 cubic yards of debris limit per pick up, cutting large limbs and trunks into 4-foot lengths with a 6-inch diameter. The Town also pointed out that they are not responsible for picking up debris left from private tree contractors.

For more information, Orange Park residents can contact the Public Works Department at 904-264-7411.