The NC Department Of Transportation and Bertie County are teaming up to remove debris left behind from the tornadoes.
NCDOT will collect debris in numerous locations throughout the county and conduct minimal debris pick-up operations in other, less significantly impacted areas until May 2.
Bertie County advises residents to check their homeowners insurance as often debris cleanup is covered by insurance and arrangements for its collection will be handled by the insurance company; NCDOT will collect vegetation debris such as trees and limbs, as well as building materials, but they must be separated; Property owners are asked to cut storm-related debris into five- or six-foot pieces, if possible, and place it along the roadway, but out of travel lanes; Major appliances, household hazardous materials such as paint, propane tanks, etc., and other similar materials will not be collected. It is recommended that property owners contact their county emergency management office regarding how to dispose of those items. Furniture will, however, be accepted.