|Updated: 8/18/2013 11:10 pm
||Published: 8/18/2013 10:57 pm
A storm that hit nearly a month ago is still causing headaches. FOX23 found debris from the storm stacked tall Sunday. The city is working to pick it up, but some folks are tired of waiting.
FOX23 found piles up on piles of debris when we looked on Sunday, some over 5 feet tall.
If you take a drive down 34th West Avenue and 53rd Street, you're view won't be pretty. There are piles of tree limbs, tree trunks and leaves.
"I'd like to see it get picked up today,” Tulsa resident Amber Lambert told FOX23.
Unfortunately she didn’t get her wish.
We checked with the city and crew members are working tirelessly to pick up the mess six days a week, but not on Sundays.
It's a decision Lambert disagrees with. She wants the city to move faster.
"It's embarrassing when you have people come from out of town and they say 'what is all this mess?'” she said.
City councilor Jeannie Cue knows the process is too slow.
"It just looks bad for our city,” she said.
The trees aren't the only eyesore. Some of the grass underneath the debris is a foot high.
Cue sympathizes with the city's difficulty getting to debris, but she thinks officials can do a better job keeping residents informed.
"As long as the citizens know what's going on, the difficulties the departments have been facing that have been doing this and how long it's going to take, I think it will ease the citizens' minds,” she said Sunday.
Or, they can always take matters into their own hands and do what Amber Lambert did. She got rid of the mess herself.
To help residents Cue will bring those in charge of the pick-up back to the table at this week's City Council meeting.
She hopes to get a better understanding of where they're at in the process, and how much longer it will take to complete.