County announces debris removal details

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Barry Mullins of St. Croix sawed apart planks of wood while helping to clear debris after a tornado destroyed the barn of his friend, Dan Amstutz. More photos of damage from the storm can be found here.

By BILL POWELL
Herald Staff Writer

IRELAND — The Dubois County Emergency Management Agency has released details for debris removal associated with the tornado that struck the Ireland area this week.

To facilitate removal efforts, the county has set up roll-off containers at:

• The corner of Walnut and Grant streets directly across from the Ireland K of C.

The Mike Dick residence at 7251 W. 200N.

The Scott Vollmer farm at 8483 W. 150N.

These sites will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. beginning Friday. They will remain open daily until March 8. The county will continue to review the need for additional sites as more information is received, according to EMA Director Tammy Humbert.

The county will continue to review the need for additional sites as more information is received, according to EMA Director Tammy Humbert.

Materials that may be disposed of at the drop-off sites include metal, treated wood and shingles.

Residents with woody debris to be disposed of should pull limbs to the edge of their property adjacent to the county road and then contact the county highway department at 812-482-5505.

The county will set up pick-up times. 

The county EMA office reminds the public that the State of Indiana and Dubois County will not allow the open burning of the storm debris with a few exceptions. The only allowable items which may be burned are: wooden agricultural structures, clean wood, tree limbs and paper. Before any materials are burned, the property owner must contact their local fire chief. 




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