JP storm debris enough to cover 8 football fields, 50 feet high

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Jefferson Parish today marked 30 days of Hurricane Ida debris collection. Crews have collected more than 18-thousand loads of debris.

“To put that into perspective, that is eight football fields fifty feet high, a tremendous amount of debris,” Steve Crawford with the DRC Emergency Services explained to the Jefferson Parish Council.

Crawford says that was mostly tree debris. Debris haulers are now shifting focus to collecting construction and demolition debris.

“Picking up things like carpet, mattresses roofing tiles those kid of construction and demolition debris,” said Jefferson Parish Councilmember Jennifer Van Vranken at today’s council meeting.

Crews will also start collecting piles of mixed debris that were previously passed over in the first hauls.