Dallas Still Dealing With Storm Debris Two Months Later

Steven Pickering
August 20, 2019 - 6:20 am
Dallas Storm Debris

Credit: Steven Pickering, 1080 KRLD


DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - The City of Dallas is keeping outside contractors on duty this week to help deal with the tons of debris left behind by storms in May and June.

It has been more than two months since the biggest storm hit on Sunday, June 16th.

Those storms created about 650,000 cubic yards of debris, mostly in the form of downed tree limbs and branches. Many neighborhoods in north and east Dallas still have homes with branches stacked on the sidewalk awaiting pickup.

Dallas' Sanitation Services department returned to its normal schedule for brush and bulky trash pickup earlier this month, but crews have been collecting about twice as much material as their normal monthly average.

The city is keeping 10 contract crews on duty to supplement city crews this week and to make up for any delays.

The city's Code Compliance office is also holding off on issuing citations for people who have not been following the city's schedule for putting out brush or storm debris. However, the city could resume issuing citations for those violations at the beginning of September.