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Storm cleanup effort continues in Evans City

EVANS CITY — The borough has extended its disaster declaration to Monday, June 11, as residents continue to repair damage and clear debris from last week's storm.

The Connoquenessing Valley Regional Emergency Management Agency, or CVREMA, received the borough's disaster emergency declaration last Wednesday and said it is continuing to work with area officials and organizations to assess damage and provide assistance to residents, according to a news release by the agency.

Floods and wind ripped through the borough May 28 and 29, knocking down trees and flooding homes, properties and businesses.

Officials have since provided dumpsters for disposal of trash and debris from the storm.

CVREMA and the borough announced Tuesday that additional dumpsters will be added near the VFW on North Washington Street. These will be removed Monday.

Dumpster use is restricted to residents removing items damaged in the storm. Residents are to refrain from disposing of electronics, liquids, petroleum products and other restricted items in the dumpsters. Signs posted around the dumpsters outline use restrictions.

The CVREMA also thanked churches, residents and organizations for their efforts to help those in need.

CVREMA director and acting emergency management coordinator Dan Cox thanked Ed Vogel Jr. of Vogel Disposal for working with CVREMA on Saturday to quickly get the dumpsters in place.

More information, including the locations of dumpsters, can be found at the CVREMA's Facebook page.

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