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Severe Weather Response Update: Debris Removal County Guidelines

Initial damage assessments are being conducted currently to gauge the full impacts of the tornado and severe weather experienced by Autauga County and our neighboring counties. Varying levels of damage have already been observed including several totally destroyed homes. Autauga County’s Emergency Management Agency (EMA) is working with various Volunteer Organizations Active in Disasters (VOAD) groups to help assist affected residents to remove debris and meet other needs.

The Autauga County Commission wants to thank all first responders, fire departments, public works department, utility workers and volunteers for their efforts during the tornado/ severe weather event yesterday. The County Commission asks for all citizens affected by the severe weather on January 12th to please follow the below guidelines when placing debris on the county rights-of-way. 

Once the initial assessment of the storm damage is complete, county forces will begin removing debris that is placed on its rights-of-way.  Woody debris needs to be cut in 4 ft lengths to ensure it can be loaded properly. Please refer to the below guidance should affected areas have more than woody debris. 

Only residents performing their own work or work performed by volunteer groups qualifies for this opportunity. Insurance funded cleanup and work by contractors should account for the disposal of their own debris and are NOT eligible for placement of debris on the county right-of-way (ROW).