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City recovery efforts continue, trash pick up

The City of Claremont is continuing to assess the damage caused by the windstorm that brought down hundreds of trees and cut off power to about 1,400 homes. Clean up has begun and power is slowly being restored but some residents were still without electricity Monday.

“Recovery efforts are underway, but due to the severity of the impacts, it may be several weeks before all issues are addressed. Staff is currently prioritizing their response to the wind storm to secure any imminent safety threats. Once they are mitigated, staff will move to coordinate the removal and cleanup of remaining debris. To report safety issues that require immediate attention, please contact the Claremont Police Department at (909) 399-5411,” the city wrote online.

The city is asking residents to fill out a wind storm damage report to aid in the prioritization of clean-up efforts, which can be done online at: www.ci.claremont.ca.us/living/wind-storm-information/wind-storm-damage-report.

If residents have a photo of the damages, they can provide it when with their form.

To dispose of debris immediately, roll-off containers have been placed at the following parks: Padua Avenue, June Vail, La Puerta, Griffith, Wheeler, Blaisdell, Cahuilla and Chaparral. Additional roll-offs will be placed at Larkin and Memorial parks and at the City Yard recycling center on Monday.

Additional green waste pickups will be provided this week by the city’s sanitation division. Residents can place green waste in all available containers including trash, recycling and green waste, one day after the normal service day. For example, if your normal service day is Monday, you may reload all available containers, regardless of color, on Tuesday.

Residents that continue to experience power outages can go to the Alexander Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Road, to charge their electrical devices, access the internet via the center’s Wi-Fi, or get water. The community center is open Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Overnight parking enforcement has been suspended through 6:00 a.m. Wednesday so residents impacted by the wind can park on neighborhood streets overnight.

For information about ongoing power interruptions do not call Claremont police or 9-1-1, but direct inquiries directly to Southern California Edison: www.sce.com/outage-center/addresslookup

“Southern California Edison has been working since Friday evening to restore power to areas experiencing outages. Since this is a regional emergency, their resources are spread over a number of the Foothill cities, therefore it may be some time before power is fully restored in Claremont,” the city wrote online.

For general questions regarding wind storm debris cleanup, email the city’s sanitation division at sanitation@ci.claremont.ca.us or call (909) 399-5431. Residents can also get more information atwww.ci.claremont.ca.us/living/wind-storm-information

 

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