News Channel 6 Gets Answers About Storm Cleanup in Hephzibah
By Deon Guillory, WJBF GMA Weekend Anchor/Reporter - email
Hephzibah, GA -
Questions for city leaders in Hephzibah. Neighbors wanting to know what's the plan to pick up storm debris. News Channel 6's Deon Guillory found out there is a plan, just not everyone knows about it.
Along Dunbarton Drive in Hephzibah, there are piles of debris left over from the ice storm. Some small, others big.
"It'd be nice for it to be gone, but I don't know when they're coming," said Jennifer Runyon who lives in Hephzibah.
Runyon says neighbors have no idea what the city of Hephzibah has planned for debris pick up.
"We've got no letters, no phone calls. We've all done exactly what they told us to. Put it on the side of the road. Nice piles, cut up and we haven't heard anything since,." said Runyon.
No word from the city leaves many questions.
Runyon said, "it makes me wonder if they're ever actually really going to come and pick it up."
News Channel 6's Deon Guillory took the question to Hephzibah City Hall.
The City of Hephzibah opted out of Richmond County's cleanup plan and started before the county did. City workers are picking up the debris, because of that, there is limited manpower, so if there's a county emergency, those workers have to deal with that first. Runyon still has questions.
"I don't understand why when we had a national disaster why they wouldn't want to let the government help us with the problem because it's clearly a problem," said Runyon.
A city worker says the city is talking to FEMA to get reimbursed for debris cleanup.