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Posted on: August 14, 2018

Sunday, August 12, 2018, Storm Event Update

STORM EVENT UPDATE


Stafford, VA – Residents in the county are entering the clean-up phase of the recovery from the sudden storm on Sunday, August 12, 2018, and on the heels of record rainfall in the area over the summer. Below is information designed to assist in that recovery:

  • Landfill Fee Waiver - The Rappahannock Regional Solid Waste Management Board (R-Board) temporarily waived fees for the disposal of yard debris from residents through August 26, 2018, at the Regional Landfill at Eskimo Hill. The waiver applies only to the disposal by residents, not commercial firms, and is only in effect at the Eskimo Hill site. Commercial trash service trucks will not pick up debris that is placed in front of your home. If it does not fit in the trashcans provided, individuals must transport the waste to the landfill themselves.
  • Building Inspectors - If you have structural damage and need to contact a building inspector to evaluate, please call Stafford’s Public Works Department at (540) 658-8950.
  • Generator Safety - If residents are using generators, they should be extremely cautious and not use the generator inside their home or garage because of the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. They should also use flashlights rather than candles because of the risk of fires.
  • Downed Power Lines - Stay away from downed power lines. Call 911 to report downed power lines. Do not touch them.
  • Fallen Trees – Call VDOT at 1-800-367-ROAD (1-800-367-7623).

Stay safe and stay alert especially when dealing with large debris, and make sure to use safety measures when operating debris removal equipment like chainsaws and wood chippers. In an emergency make sure to call 911.



 

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