With the winter storm behind us, the clean-up continues around southeastern North Carolina. That has a lot of people wondering what to do with storm debris, like all those fallen tree limbs.
New Hanover County Commissioners met Tuesday night for their first formal meeting since last week's controversies involving Brian Berger. Although Berger told WWAY Monday he was considering resigning, Tuesday that did not seem to be the case.
This past weekend, crews finished picking up more than 900,000 pounds of debris left from just last Monday's pick-up route. That is more than nine times the normal amount of debris for the Monday pick-up.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency came to Wilmington today to hear from New Hanover County and its municipalities about damage from Hurricane Irene. But are the costs of the destruction, clean-up crews and extra work enough to get federal help?
The Town of Belville will begin accepting vegetative hurricane debris free of charge from Belville residents at a collection site beginning on Tuesday through Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
As Hurricane Irene crashed through the Cape Fear region it left plenty of debris in it's wake. New Hanover County Commissioners say they are waiting on FEMA to see if the government will cover the cost for debris collection.