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Town wants county to haul away debris

Posted at 11:25 PM, Sep 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-26 23:25:57-04

Piles of debris litter the front yards of homes along Goodland, more than two weeks after Hurricane Irma passed through the area.

"Right now I'm living in a garbage dump," said Dave, a resident who didn't want to give his last name.  

Rotting trash sits on many people's lawns days after people cleaned out their refrigerators.

"People had to bring out all the washers, dryers and refrigerators, they had to take all the food out of the refrigerators," said Lise Baumann.

Waist high storm surge caused almost every home in this eastern Collier County home to flood.  People had to toss most of their valuables to the curb, and they are getting impatient waiting for the county to pick them up.

"When Marco can get completely cleaned up, and we can't even get our garbage taken, you know we're not very happy about that," said Dave.

County Commission Chair Penny Taylor says 200 debris clearing trucks are on the roads.  They will be going to Goodland, Everglades City and Chokoloskee on Wednesday.