County residents responsible for debris removal on their property

During their Monday meeting, several members of the Pearl River County Board of Supervisors stated that they had been receiving calls from residents concerning debris in the aftermath of Hurricane Zeta. Due to the lack of substantial widespread damage from the storm, no Federal or State assistance will be made available at this time according to the Supervisors.

The County said that they simply do not have the man-power or funding to remove any fallen trees or limbs from private property. Homeowners will need to find alternate methods to get rid of the debris that may have fallen in their yards. County leaders ask all residents to not place piles of debris near any road right-of-way.

If someone has their debris near a public road, and it is deemed a hazard, the County may be forced to push the limbs back onto private property.

Citizens should responsibly take care of their own downed trees and limbs or contact one of the many privately owned tree removal specialists in the area.

The Supervisors did reiterate its appreciation to the many volunteer firemen who assisted in clearing blocked roadways immediately following the storm as well as the county’s road department.