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Piles of debris in Lafayette starting to be removed

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Posted at 9:44 PM, Oct 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-13 22:44:34-04

Debris from Delta now being picked up across Acadiana. Throughout Lafayette Parish, you'll see piles of tree branches.

"It was the worse we've seen since we've lived here in Lafayette. It was worse for us this time. We had more trees down this time than last time" Paul Hargrove said.

Hargrove continues picking up debris all his yard, leaving it in a pile by the street something he has done for several days.

"As soon as they take a load, we load it right back up. so it's a never ending process" Hargrove said.

On Tuesday crews came by and started collecting the limbs

"I wasn't expecting to see anyone for at least a week around here, but the day after the storm I saw them getting started, and I've seen them at least 3 times today" Hargrove said.

According to LCG, the crews are collecting debris by 'zones' but there is not a set schedule for where they will be next.

"Be patient, realize everybody is in the same boat, They're working as fast as they can. Have everything by the road so the arm can reach out to pick it up, make sure there are not things in the way." LCG Environmental quality manager, Bess Foret said.

To make pick up quicker keep, piles of other debris including lumber and furniture separate from yard waste.

"If you have tree limbs down, and some lumber from a fence, make sure those two things are separated. Those trucks are designed to pick up different things. so they wont pick that up" Foret said.