County says more than 1,000 homes affected in Monday’s deluge

Madison County says it will provide trash bins for residents in Chouteau, Nameoki and Venice townships to dispose of items damaged during flash flooding earlier this week.

Madison County Planning and Development Department will provide the receptables in each of the communities at the highway departments.

Chris Doucleff, deputy administrator of Planning and Development, said that residents who had property damaged during flash floods on Monday would be able to dispose of the items at no cost. The public will be allows to dispose of items starting Wednesday.

Doucleff said by offering the Dumpsters it will provide an easy means of disposing of large items and furniture. He wants to remind the public however that items prohibited from disposal include tires, appliances, electronics and well as household hazardous waste, such as oil, paint and chemicals.

Township highway departments are located — Chouteau, 906 Thorngate Road, Granite City; Nameoki, 4250 Highway 162; and Venice, 910 Madison Ave., Madison.

For more information county the local highway departments.

Madison County is collaborating with United Way to gather flood damage information from Chouteau, Granite City, Nameoki and Venice townships.

The information will be used to provide assistance to individuals and businesses that suffered flood damage early Monday. By some estimates more than 9 inches of rain was recorded in Granite City.

Emergency Management Agency Interim Director Tony Falconio said that residents and business owners are being asked to call 2-1-1 to report any damage they received from flash flooding.

“We are asking that any resident or business in Madison County, that was impacted to call 2-1-1,” Falconio said.

Falconio said the United Way would collect the data and provide it to the county. The American Red Cross and other non-profit organizations that clean up or aid in the clean-up of disasters will use the information.

Many of the areas homeowners do not have flood insurance.

“There were more than 1,000 homes impacted by the flash flooding that we know about,” Falconio said.

The United Way offers the service for people needing emergency shelter, disaster recovery and more. The 2-1-1 number is operational 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The public can also visit 211.org to provide and find more information.

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