Clearing the clutter key for pleasing residents post-hurricane

MAY 18, 2018

William Bridges, Moycock, NC and Alvin Rushin, Buena Vista, GA help clean up Hurricane Irma debris on Rolling Meadows Circle in Wellington, Florida on September 27, 2017. (Allen Eyestone/The Palm Beach Post)

After the storm moved through, after life and limb had been accounted for, debris removal topped the list of priorities for residents, said officials from counties hit hard last year by Hurricane Irma.

In a lessons learned session Thursday at the 32nd annual Governor’s Hurricane Conference at the Palm Beach County Convention Center, officials from Lee, Clay, Collier and St. John’s counties said residents implored them to clear away debris scattered by Irma, which made landfall September 10 at Marco Island on Florida’s west coast.