Storm debris collection update, FEMA assistance available

Location of FEMA recovery center. Photo courtesy of the City of Plano.

Following the May storm that caused thousands to go days without power and a still-undetermined amount of damage, the City of Plano’s storm recovery crew is nearly 50% finished with the first sweep of storm debris.

As of early morning on Monday, June 24, there have been 810 truck loads and 33,400 cubic yards of debris removed, not including what had already been collected from rights-of-way, medians and parks. Sunday, June 23 alone saw 16 truck loads and 2,560 cubic yards collected. The City reports the first sweep is 49% complete.

According to the City of Plano, crews are still working in south central Plano between Independence Parkway and Highway 75 and Spring Creek Parkway and President George Bush Turnpike.

A regularly updated map shows that the first sweep of East Plano is complete, covering everything east of Highway 75 and everything from Independence Parkway to Highway 75 with the exception of the aforementioned area currently in progress.

The City also asks that residents avoid parking vehicles on the street where debris cleanup is currently being picked up.

If your home is part of the current sweep area or soon to be, debris should be stacked in piles no larger than 6 feet by 4 feet by 4 feet and at least two feet from trees, fences, utility boxes, gas meters and vehicles. Yard bags can also be put with debris piles.

Photo courtesy of the City of Plano.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) opened a disaster recovery center at 4800 Preston Park Blvd in response to the storm. Those impacted by the storms and flooding can apply for federal assistance by July 16. This assistance can help cover:

  • Personal property losses caused by the storm disaster
  • Assistance for homeowners and renters in Collin County with uninsured losses
  • Serious needs assistance
  • Displacement assistance
  • Home repair assistance
  • Rental assistance
  • Personal property assistance
  • Transportation assistance
  • Medical and dental assistance
  • Funeral assistance

Though the physical recovery center is available, applications can also be filled out online.


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