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Debris Removal Deadlines Approaching

To have the government clean your property, sign up by tomorrow! Otherwise, you can sign up to have a private contractor get the work done for you, and that deadline is in February.

Posted: Jan 30, 2019 3:58 AM
Updated: Jan 30, 2019 9:22 AM

Paradise, Calif.-- If you haven't made up your mind about signing up for phase two of the Camp Fire debris removal program, you're almost out of time.

Although phase one is wrapping up this week, there is still a lot of work to be done, and that's what phase two is all about: hauling away the metal and anything else damaged and contaminated.

But of about 14,000 homes destroyed, only 8114 people have signed up for this next step in the government debris removal program - and the deadline to do it is Thursday!

Here's how it works:

"Once we remove the contaminated ash, concrete and metal, we scrape 3-6 inches of contaminated soil and we test the soil to make sure we've removed all the contaminates and if those tests come back clean, then the property is done. At that point the county and the town provide a certification document back to the homeowner to make sure their site's been cleaned," said Cal OES's Eric Lamoureux.

100 others have signed up for the alternative program.

I spoke to one of them and asked him why he opted to have a private contractor clear his property.

"It's timing. We will have the cleanup people on our lot by Friday and start the cleanup process Monday or Tuesday, so our goal is to start the rebuilding process in March or April if at all possible," said Paradise property owner Steve Canterbury.

Keep in mind, only about 60% of the people with property damage have signed up for some sort of clean-up and the deadline for private clean up is in February.

Also keep in mind - both options may use your insurance for clean-up, but neither is necessarily free.

Phase two will use whatever insurance or FEMA money you've been given for clean-up. but there's no out-of-pocket cost.

Either way, you have to do something!

If not, county code enforcement will have to step in, though exactly what they'll do is yet to be determined.

Whatever you choose, remember you have until the end of February to get your paperwork in order for the alternative program, and only one more day to get the government to do it for you.

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