Mountains of storm debris litter the southwest Florida region, and the public still has many questions.
Debris, tree branches, furniture, and a great many obscure items are spread across the pelmer waiting to be picked up. The question many Southwestern Florida people are asking themselves is when will it be picked up?
Wink News met with Cape Coral solid waste manager Terry Schweitzer at one of five rubble sites around Cape Coral. He said the message is that people have to put up with the cleanup.
The crew works as quickly as they can, racing to pick up everyone’s debris and trash.
“We want to get everything done within the 60 days they declared they gave us, or get 100% redemption. That’s a pretty aggressive goal, but we plan to do our best. Take it from a street fairly close to it…and that will be the timeline for dropping it off the rubble site to its final destination…Cape Coral’s resident city says to keep it separate I think you’ve done a great job. It goes a lot smoother if you separate the trash into three piles: plants, C&D Bulk, and appliances,” says Schweitzer.
According to several Cape Coral residents, they lost power Wednesday night between 6:30 and 7:00 pm.
One woman told WINK News that when she got home, she couldn’t even get inside. So she said she would go to her son’s house and spend the night there.
The Wink News confirmed that there was some flooding on the Cape Coral Parkway Wednesday afternoon.
But overall, people are relieved that power is back.