(KTRS) – The Federal Emergency Management Agency is hitting the streets to collect debris from last week’s flooding.
Governor Jay Nixon requested the aid, saying that 7,100 building were impacted by the flooding and there could be as much as 500,000 tons of debris. FEMA crews will be collecting debris in Arnold, Eureka, Fenton, Pacific, and Valley Park.
FEMA is asking residents to sort debris into three categories: hazardous household waste, major appliances, and electronic goods.
The following is information from a FEMA statement:
Collections of other types of debris in these communities are being scheduled now, as well as collection of all debris types in the other Franklin, Jefferson, St. Charles and St. Louis county communities participating in Operation Recovery.
Eureka residents may also opt to bring household hazardous waste, major appliances and electronics goods to the city-operated staging area at Legion Park, 333 Bald Hill Road in Eureka.
Residents of flood-affected areas in Franklin, Jefferson, St. Charles and St. Louis counties may also bring residential household hazardous waste, major appliances and electronic goods to a drop-off facility that EPA has established adjacent to Route 66 State Park in Eureka. That facility, located on the north side of Interstate 44 at Exit 266, is open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, including weekends.