City to make final sweep for tornado debris in N.O. East

This week, the city will do a fifth and final sweep of debris from the tornado that hit New Orleans East in early February.

NEW ORLEANS -- The city will make its fifth and final sweep to pick up debris from the tornado that hit New Orleans East last month. 

The pick-up will take place Tuesday March 21 through Friday March 24 for residential properties from Chantilly Drive to Bullard Avenue and from Chef Menteur Highway to Dwyer Road.

Residents should move debris from their properties to the area between the sidewalk and the curb. To ensure pick-up, all debris must be separated into their proper piles no later than today (Tuesday, March 21).

Residents that need assistance with cleaning up debris can call 2-1-1 to register with Crisis Cleanup. By registering with Crisis Cleanup, residents will be connected to volunteer organizations working in the affected area to provide clean-up and other rebuilding services.

After four passes, the city said over 15,000 tons of debris was cleared from the impacted area.

Here is a graphic from the city about separating debris: 

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