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KC company helps tornado victims with free debris clean up

Credit: 41 Action News
Published 2 weeks ago - Duration: 01:43s

KC company helps tornado victims with free debris clean up

For the last two weeks, Stephen Linnemann and his neighbors have spent their days cleaning up, but FEMA declined to do its part.

That's when Safety Tree Service stepped in to help residents in the Bear Lake Subdivision in Bonner Springs.

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KC company helps tornado victims with free debris clean up

ALMOST HIT HARD YETAGAINNEIGHBORS IN THE BEARLAKE COMMUNITY -- JUSTOUTSIDE OF BONNERSPRINGS WERE TOLDFEMA WOULD NOT PAY TOCLEAN UP THE DEBRISCAUSED BY THE TORNADOBUT ONLY ON 41 ACTIONNEWS -- REPORTER ARIELROTHFIELD SHOWS USHOW A LOCAL COMPANYSTEPPED IN TO HELP.UP AND DOWN THE BEARLAKE COMMUNITYSOME SAY IT'S THE SOUNDOF SAVINGS...OTHERS SAY IT'S THESOUND OF A LITTLE LESSSTRESSStephen Linnemann/ BearLakes Home OwnersAssociation, ChairmanYou just hope that will just goawayTHIS COMMUNITY ONE OFSEVERAL HIT HARD BY THETORNADO EARLIER THISMONTHStephen Linnemann/ BearLakes Home OwnersAssociation, ChairmanEveryone had truckloads andtruckloads of debris on thedoorsteps that we didn't knowhow to get rid of itORIGINALLYLEAVENWORTH COUNTYTOLD RESIDENTS TOCOLLECT AND PUT THESEPILES OF DEBRIS ON THESIDE OF THE ROADF-E-M-A WOULD PAY FORSOMEONE TO CLEAN IT UPBUT THAT'S NOT WHYTHESE CREWS ARE HERETHEY'RE WORKINGBECAUSE F-E-M-A WOULDNOT PAY FOR CLEANUPSINCE THIS COMMUNITY ISSITUATED ON 'PRIVATEROADS'Andy Cummins/ Safety TreeService, Director of OperationsThey will chip and manhandleas much as they can possibly.The other trucks that will beback are the grapples, theyare able to pick up the largeramounts of debrisAND IT'S SAVING THECOMMUNITY A LOTAriel Rothfield/ 41 Action NewsYou can see this pile of debrisis about twice my size.

If ahomeowner had to pay for ithimself, it would cost himabout 10 to 20-thousanddollars, just for this one pileSAFTEY TREE SERVICE ISDOING ALL OF THIS FORFREESO RESIDENTS ONLY NEEDTO WORRY ABOUT FIXINGTHEIR HOMEAndy Cummins/ Safety TreeService, Director of OperationsSaw that they were kind ofneed in the help and the guyswere all just willing to comeout and do the workAND GET BACK TO LIVING APRE-TORNADO, NORMALLIFEStephen Linnemann/ BearLakes Home OwnersAssociation, ChairmanThey are kind of like theknights on the white horsecoming here to make it goaway.

So we're really greatful.REPORTING INLEAVENWORTH COUNTY.ARIEL ROTHFIELD.

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