Debris removal underway in Moore

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Updated: 5/24/2013 2:01 am Published: 5/24/2013 1:17 am

Progress is being made in Moore with debris piles pushed to the edges of yards and streets. However, it's unknown when the debris will be removed from neighborhoods.

"Everything I can grab into an already formed pile on the curb," said Anthony Taylor.

There's no order but anything salvageable stays out of the debris pile.

"Pictures obviously, blankets," said Taylor.

Yard waste and boards and other debris go into the pile by the curb.

"Everything has to go; it's going to be a big pile when it's all said and done," said Shane Perusse.

He spent the day helping an elderly woman chop a fallen tree hit by the tornado.

Recovery officials have not designated a dump site but city of Moore Spokesperson Jayme Shelton says they are recommending debris that can be pushed to the curb or edge of street be separated into a waste, metal and other piles.

"They haven't said anything; no one has come around," said Perusse.

However, Shelton says since it's a much bigger task for demolished homes details of that type of removal is still being worked out.

"We're just working our butts off and not paying attention to anything. We just clean," said Perusse.

Shelton says the city is planning to release details of debris removal and pickup by Friday morning.

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