Just as Florida Power & Light asked customers to be patient while the company restored electricity, officials in Boca Raton and Delray Beach want residents to be patient while trucks pick up debris from Hurricane Irma. During Wednesday night’s budget workshop meeting, Delray Beach Interim City Manager Neal de Jesus predicted that it would take “several months” to remove all the vegetation and building material.
As of Monday morning, according to Mayor Susan Haynie, only 140 homes in Boca Raton still lacked electricity. Traffic signals were working, and except for all the debris it was a normal workday. Obviously, though, Irma remains the main topic. Of that debris, Haynie said the city’s contractor should have removed “most of it by this weekend.” Since other storms are in the Atlantic, there’s a need for speed.
Too many homes and businesses still don’t have power. Debris clogs too many streets. Yet Boca Raton and Delray Beach are not Cudjoe Key or Naples. Neither city had structural damage or flooding, though Boca Raton did lose about 80 feet of beach. City services are resuming. Boca Raton’s contractor will start picking up debris on Friday. In Delray Beach, pickup will begin Monday. Curfew hours keep shrinking.
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Selecting a term
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