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Debris removal begins from Black Creek after TS Debby

6:28 AM, Jan 10, 2013   |    comments
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CLAY COUNTY, Fla. -- It is nearly seven months since Tropical Storm Debby passed, but its damage can still be seen in parts of Clay County.  Especially around Black Creek which flooded homes throughout the county.

Now Clay County Emergency Management and Clay County Commissioners are working to remove the significant amount of debris that washed into Black Creek from that flooding.  The debris is everything from tree limbs to sunken boats and even household appliances.

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On December 21 they selected a contractor to start that clean up. The plan is to start at the mouth of the creek at the St. Johns River and work their way up to the north prong of Black Creek where the majority of the debris is located.

So expect to see contractors working along the banks, but the contractors cannot come onto private property.

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If you have debris on your land, Clay County says that is the responsibility of the property owner.

The clean-up is scheduled to begin the end of January and should last about 4 to 5 weeks.

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