St. Louis County to help with storm damage
By Kevin Lavery, KWMU
St. Louis, MO. – St. Louis County is lending a hand to people who sustained property damage after Saturday's storm.
Officials are urging residents in unincorporated parts of the county to place downed tree limbs and other yard debris on their curbs for pickup. The county will collect debris until August 29.
The county is also working with municipal governments who need help with that process. County Executive Charlie Dooley also cautions those who have been without electricity for at least 24 hours to check for spoiled food.
"You might really want to check about that to make sure it is safe to eat that food," Dooley said. "We don't want a second situation right now in dealing with the severe storm."
Storm damage in St. Louis County is most heavily concentrated in the Manchester-Ballwin area in west county. The county has not made a formal disaster declaration.