Flood clean-up scheduled for June 24 in Alderson

ALDERSON, WV (WOAY) – The National Guard will be in the Town of Alderson and the immediately surrounding area to pick up flood-damaged items and debris on Wednesday, June 24. All Alderson citizens and those in the surrounding area who suffered damage from the flash flooding on Friday, June 19, can put out items to be taken away by the Guard. Items must be at the curb by the end of the day on Tuesday.

Mayor Travis Copenhaver said, “We know that this flooding had a different damage pattern than previously when flooding came from the Greenbrier River. This means that people who are not even close to the river had water in their basements and other damage. We especially want those people to know about this damaged item and debris removal by the Guard.”

Mayor Copenhaver has worked closely with both the Greenbrier County and Monroe County Offices of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to expand this debris removal service to areas just outside of town, which was impacted by the flooding. Areas such as Palestine and Dark Hollow are certainly included as well as others who may not have a name.

Anyone who lives in an area that is not typically flooded can call City Hall (304-445-2916) with their name and physical address. A list will be kept, and it will be given to the National Guard when they arrive on Wednesday.

As far as is known now, this will be the only debris pick up by the National Guard. It is important that everyone knows about it and gets their debris and damaged items to the curb by the end of the day on Tuesday.

Tyler Barker
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