It has been two weeks since McAllen experienced heavy flooding. The recovery process continues at a steady pace.
From furniture to sheetrock residents in McAllen continue clearing their homes of all the items damaged by the recent floods. Fortunately for them the city continues to offer it’s free clean up services to help with the recovery process.
Robert Treviño, City Renewable Resource Manager, “Right now, we’ve collected around 180 tons of debris already. We continue encouraging our residents just to continue to placing it out, and if they want to schedule a pick or know when their items are going to be picked up, to just call the recycling center.”
Although the city is making a big effort to clean everything up as soon as possible it’s taking workers a little bit longer for reasons out of their control.
“What we learned from our residents is that some have had to wait for the adjusters of the insurance to come in do the estimates of the damages of their home before they can start taking stuff out. Sometimes we do get a lot and sometimes we do get very little.” said Treviño.
Rain is in the forecast in the upcoming days. City officials want residents to clean out their debris as soon as possible. The city is also doing their part in preparing to take fast action in case residents get affected by any heavy rain.
Trevino adds, “With all the rain we just received recently, we are a little precautious on how much rain is expected. I know there is some rain in the forecast, so public works is taking all measures to make sure we have all the areas covered to prevent any flooding in McAllen again.”
McAllen residents can also take their debris to the recycling center at no cost.
For more information on the free clean up services from the city call (956) 681-4050.