Volunteers Sought To Help With Storm Cleanup In Clinton County

Clinton County is holding a storm cleanup event this Saturday. Emergency Management will be matching volunteers with homeowners to help with storm debris cleanup.

Volunteers are asked to meet at the south parking lot at the Wild Rose Casino and Resort from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Anyone wanting to volunteer need to follow these minimum requirements:

  • Volunteers must arrive in their own pre-arranged teams of no less than two people
  • Volunteers must sign a waiver (to help the process move along the waiver can be filled out in advance, it is available here).
  • Volunteers must provide their own transportation to work sites Volunteers must provide their own food and water for the day
  • Volunteers must provide basic tools of their choosing such as leaf blowers, rakes, trimmers, carts, etc.
  • Volunteers must provide appropriate protective equipment such as gloves, safety glasses, close toed shoes, etc.
  • Volunteers operating chainsaws must have their own protective equipment including a helmet, ear protection, eye protection, gloves, cut proof chaps and protective shoes.

Volunteers will also be asked to observe COVID-19 precautions such as observing social distancing of six feet from people who are from a different household; wear a mask when in shared vehicles; and wash hands frequently and use hand sanitizer when possible.

Homeowners who would like to request the volunteer debris cleanup assistance should call 2-1-1 to be forwarded to Crisis Cleanup or call Crisis Cleanup directly at 844-965-1386.

  • Volunteers will be able to help homeowners clean debris from downed limbs and other debris that is easily removed to the edge of the property
  • Some volunteers operating chainsaws may be able to cut up larger branches or smaller trees that are already on the ground – trees must be on the ground; trees still partially standing or on a structure will not be removed by the volunteers
  • Volunteers will not be able to go on to roofs.

Homeowners requesting this assistance must be home when the team arrives to do the work. Homeowners will be asked to sign a waiver and will be asked to walk the team around the property to point out any areas that may be dangerous to the volunteers.

Emergency management officials say there is no guarantee that a volunteer team will be available for all properties.

For more information please follow the Clinton County Emergency Management Agency, Iowa, Facebook page.

(Photo by KWQC-TV 6)

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