Jun 29, 2020 2:46 PM

Storm clean up continues; new debris drop-off site opened

Posted Jun 29, 2020 2:46 PM
A city truck dumps debris at the new drop-off site at the old Riverfront Park/Photo by Brent Martin
A city truck dumps debris at the new drop-off site at the old Riverfront Park/Photo by Brent Martin

By BRENT MARTIN

St. Joseph Post

Many St. Joseph residents spent the weekend cleaning up after storms took down trees, shut off power to thousands, and did heavy damage to some houses.

Clean up continues today.

Evergy crews restored power to the thousands who lost electricity after the early Saturday morning thunderstorms. At one point, as many as 25,000 customers lost power.

Evergy reports 23 outages in the St. Joseph area this morning, affecting 65 residences.

Debris from recent storms has overwhelmed the Bode Sports Complex, which is no longer accepting debris. The city has opened a new drop-off site at the old Riverfront Park, located west of downtown off Francis Street. The drop-off site north of Heritage Park is still open as well.

Storm damage at Ashland Cemetery in St. Joseph/Photo by Brent Martin
Storm damage at Ashland Cemetery in St. Joseph/Photo by Brent Martin