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July storm cleanup costs

Post Date:08/13/2019

Monday our Municipal Services Committee learned that the cost to the City for storm cleanup is already over $715,000 and will go higher. July 20 2019 Storm Damage map

The map below shows the number of trees down in the days after the storm. This was a tool we used to map locations starting on the afternoon of the storm that were called in by residents, shared on our social media pages, or spotted by staff.

Our City Forester estimates somewhere between 750-1,000 City-owned terrace trees were damaged. In the weeks and months ahead that number will grow as we are able to go back and inspect all the terrace trees, some of which will need to be removed because of the storm damage. We expect to continue working on removing terrace trees and grinding stumps through the end of the year. We anticipate replacement of all those downed trees to take into the spring of 2021 to complete.

We're using this map as part of our evidence we will present for FEMA grant funding. We hope it will help us recoup some of our costs.

Lastly, we know some areas of the city still have not been collected yet. We are still working on that and it may still stretch into next week. We appreciate everyone's patience with that. If you don't want to wait, you can haul debris to our yard waste sites for free Friday - Monday from 9 a.m. - 6:45 p.m.

Appleton Communications Coordinator Chad Doran can be reached at (920) 832-5814 or chad.doran@appleton.org

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