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Cleaning the Cape's canals

Posted at 7:00 PM, Jan 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-13 19:02:54-05
CAPE CORAL, Fla. -- Downed power lines and trash cans tangled gave us the view of Saturday's storm by land, 
but it could be seen on the waterways as well. 
 
Four men on two boats are responsible for cleaning all the canals filled with debris in the Cape. They've thrown away everything you can imagine. "Garbage cans, parts of homes, roofs, canoes, let alone furniture," said one of the city's public works employees assigned to the job. 
 
Even old footballs can be found if you look down into the cans. Certain things wont be picked up. "Smaller inorganic items like soda cans, papers, things like that, we're not picking up," said Chris Camp, Cape Coral's Public Works Manager. 
 
The huge uprooted trees will require separate crews. "Come back at a future date with a tree cutting crew and probably a long reach excavator and pull those out of the canal," Camp said. 
 
If you've lost something that could have been thrown away you can call Cape Coral's Public Works Department at (239) 574-0701 to find out where the dump site's are located in the city.