Jonesboro enlisting outside help for storm debris removal

Jun 25, 2014

The City of Jonesboro is bringing in outside help to clear mounting storm debris.  Mayor Harold Perrin says a severe thunderstorm on June fifth brought sustained heavy winds that downed numerous trees throughout the city.  Perrin tells the Sun newspaper the job is overwhelming for the city, and outside help is being brought in.  What is complicating the issue is that entire trees were lost from the storm, which is making the cleanup more complex.  Perrin says bids are being taken from contractors and a firm will be hired at the end of the bidding process.  Perrin says the city will be eligible for a 35 percent reimbursement of cleanup costs since the area was declared as a state disaster area.  No word how much the cleanup of Jonesboro will cost at this time.