One month of Tulsa storm debris clean-up


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Reported by: Price McKeon
Updated: 8/24/2013 11:48 am Published: 8/23/2013 11:15 pm


One month ago Friday a severe thunderstorm erupted over Tulsa.

Friday, city crews removed more than 3000 cubic yards of storm debris.

Neighbors in Midtown Tulsa still see piles of branches when they look out their windows.

Nora Orsini is one of those neighbors.

She said, "yes we have lots of debris."

FOX23 crews were out in the July storm while power crews worked to restore power to thousands of Tulsa residents.

The storm left piles of limbs and branches scattered around the city.

City crews have been collecting debris for the last month.

Orsini said, "Really, it's been that long? I know every day I drive up and I see it here still and I think ‘ok, it’s still here.’”

City workers have collected more than 52,000 cubic yards of debris.

The schedule for the city storm debris clean-up is posted on the city’s website. 

Orsini said she understands there is a lot the city has to process but she's looking forward to the pile of debris being out of her yard.

She said, "It would make mowing a lot easier."

According to the Tulsa city website, more than 71,000 cubic yards of storm debris have been collected.

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Mayor Maynot - 8/24/2013 9:10 AM
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Two big storms back to back and an unusual amount of rain days for august. They're doing the best that they can, even though it doesn't appear to be quite enough.
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