Davenport City Leaders Update Residents On Storm Cleanup Response

The Davenport Public Works Department provided an update Wednesday on the city's response to last week's derecho storm that produced 100 mile per hour winds and left almost 60,000 people without power.

The city says nearly 60-thousand cubic yards of tree debris has already been collected, but about twice that amount still needs to be picked up.

Davenport Public Works says city crews are working everyday during daylight hours to clean up. Iowa officials have opened up individual assistance grants to help residents recover from the storm. Information about the program and resources are available here

Davenport Public Works is reminding residents to inspect their trees for hanging limbs. Those hangers can fall at any time, causing injury or damage.

If the tree is leaning, it may have sustained root damage. Davenport Public Works says you should consider contracting a certified arborist to inspect your trees. You can find details about selecting a contractor here.

Go here for updates on the city of Davenport’s recovery. 

(Photo by KWQC-TV 6)

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