Des Moines flood debris tops 400-thousand tons, and rising

DES MOINES, Iowa-     Des Moines Public Works crews have picked up more than 400-thousand pounds of debris, related to the recent flash flood.

Assessed property owners are encouraged to contact the city, and get on a list for debris removal.  The City of Des Moines Department of Public Works will be accepting all remaining curbside Flash Flood Debris by appointments at 515 283-4950, the city's 24-hour call center).

This service is effective Saturday, July 14 until services are no longer needed. 

The number of properties, affected by this month's flash flood has risen again.

A.J. Mumm of Polk County Emergency Management says inspectors have checked out more than 44-hundred affected homes, more than 13-hundred have minor damage, more than 90-have major damage, and 25-were destroyed by the flood.  He says in addition, there are more than 160-homes that are inaccessible.

Crews have also checked out 36-commercial properties, impacted by the recent flash flood.

He says many volunteers from in state and out of state continue to help property owners clean up after the flash flood.

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