Posted at: 09/07/2012 6:19 PM
Updated at: 09/07/2012 7:09 PM
By: Brianna Long
Storm Clean-up is a Long Process
(ABC 6 NEWS) -- It has been three days since severe weather ripped through southeast Minnesota, leaving people without power, and some homes damaged.
Since Tuesday's storm, city officials have gotten hundreds of phone calls from people needing things cleaned up, whether it be limbs hanging from trees, or big piles of brush. People are being asked to be patient, because it is going to be a while to get things taken care of. Crews have been out for a few days now getting things cleaned up. They say it will probably take a month until things go completely back to normal.
"It's not typical, just because there's so much little stuff down. So it's really scattered and being like that, it takes a long time for us to drive different places and do different jobs. With two crews, its tough to be everywhere at once. We got to pick and choose which ones to do first," said Rochester City Forester Jacob Ryg.
Requests that come in go on a priority list. The biggest, most dangerous things will be taken care of first. If you do have trees or brush in your yard from a boulevard or city property, the city will come out and take care of that. If it is your own private trees in your own yard, you can call a private tree removal service to help you out.