Federal tornado debris cleanup coming to an end

MADISON COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - Homeowners affected by April's deadly tornado outbreak only have a few more days to clean up.

So far 450,000 cubic yards of storm debris has been removed and over 50,000 cubic yards of debris has been picked up from private property.

The Corp of Engineers will finish cleanup in Madison County August 17th.

After that date, its up to the homeowner to remove their debris.

Madison County Commissioner Dale Strong said the county doesn't have the money or the resources to continue pickup.

"I want to be sure when you finish your project in Madison County that Madison County, economically, is ready to roll. These homes are ready to be rebuilt. I hope every stick is picked up, every log is picked up...these right of ways where water flows will be cleared," said Strong.

For properties that have been abandoned, Commissioner Strong is working to track down the owner so they will be notified to clean up.

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