HOPE, Ind. — A week after a wind storm caused widespread damage in Hope, only 15 to 20 percent of the debris had been cleared away from affected properties.
But now the town is getting help as officials from Columbus and Bartholomew County sent dump trucks, loaders and chippers to help clear the town of fallen trees and limbs.
Prior to their arrival, the town only had one chipper to handle the fallen wood and foliage.
Hope Utilities Superintendent David Clouse urges all all residents to move debris to either their street curb or alleyway for removal.
Since many residents may have to wait until the weekend to get that work done, Clouse said another round of cleanup will likely be scheduled sometime next week.
Those with questions should call 546-5469 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.
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