Friday marks deadline for the parish’s private property debris removal program

Pictured is the home of Joy Maddox and her family following Hurricane Ida. A group of Brother Martin wrestling team members powered a cleanup crew that voluntarily cleared the debris for the Paradis woman.

St. Charles Parish officials announced this week that the parish has been approved for a private property debris removal program (PPDR) through FEMA, which will cover private property debris removal and demolition.

DebrisTech will be assisting residents with this program.

The deadline for St. Charles Parish residents to apply for PPDR is Friday, June 17. DebrisTech will be at the Planning and Zoning Office, located at 14966 River Road in Hahnville, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. until June 17 to help assist residents applying for the program.

After registering, the properties must be approved before any work may begin at a specific property.

PPDR involves removal of potentially eligible storm-generated debris from private property. Examples of hurricane-generated debris include construction and demolition debris, household hazardous waste and household appliances. To be eligible for the program, debris removal must be in the public interest, meaning it eliminates immediate threats to life, public health and safety or eliminates immediate threats of significant damage to improved public or private property.

Demolition involves the removal of eligible storm-damaged homes that are no longer safe to live in. To remove damaged property, it must have been occupied before the hurricane, damaged by the hurricane and in danger of collapsing.

If you are a residential property owner who feels you may meet the criteria for either of these programs, call or text 985-888-0040.


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Roth has both her undergraduate and graduate degree in journalism, which she has utilized in the past as an instructor at Southeastern Louisiana University and a reporter at various newspapers and online publications. She grew up in LaPlace, where she currently resides with her husband and three daughters.

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