The City of Adel experienced significant storm damage as a result of the severe storms that moved through the area on Thursday, September 19, 2013, between 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. City crews began the clean-up efforts by opening up those streets that did not have downed power lines, which included moving large tree branches and limbs onto the right-of-way temporarily. City crews then worked with Mid-American Energy to remove large branches upon downed power lines. Mid-American Energy has been on site and working to restore power to all homes and businesses. City crews worked to ensure the water and waste water treatment plants had back-up power and were operational. Throughout the weekend the City will be working on storm sewer inlets and secondary clean-up.
The City will make its tree branch and limb drop off site open and available throughout the weekend of September 21st and asks residents who are able to assist in the clean-up efforts by dropping them off at the site. The site is located on the east side of Old Portland Road, approximately ½ mile south of the ADM High School exit. It is not marked, but there is a swing gate that will remain open. Residents should pull in and pile the tree limbs and branches on existing piles in lieu of dropping them near the entrance and right-of-way.
During the week of September 23rd, City crews will prioritize the remaining limbs and branches for pick-up in the right-of-way. The City will pick-up large limbs and branches next week, but requests all able residents to assist by dropping off their storm damaged trees at the site. For minor storm damage, Waste Management will be by for its regular curb side pick-up of twigs and yard waste that must be properly contained / bundled as usual. Please check our website as we will update it next week with further details: