Mayor Wellman Issues New Announcements on Curfew..Storm Clean-up

With the clean-up in the aftermath of Sunday's tornado, continuing today, Washington’s Mayor Joe Wellman issued the following announcements  concerning the relief effort and the disaster zone. 
  No one but tenants and volunteers with wristbands are to be inside the barricaded areas, day and night.  Those who drive around street barricades will be subject to ticketing!     The Mayor was quoted saying “PLEASE Folks, for your own safety & that of the workers, stay out of the area.  Look at pictures on Facebook & internet, but don’t go sight-seeing through the area.”
  Homeowners and tenants in the affected area who need anything including work that needs done, are asked to go to the Assembly of God Church at Meridian & Harned & let us know what they need.  Volunteers are asked to go there also to register & get a wristband.  This will remain in effect until announced otherwise.  
The Salvation Army will have food available for volunteer workers and tenants affected by the tornado at the Assembly of God Church, today, as follows:
a.    Breakfast 7:30 am
b.    Lunch 11 am to 1 pm
c.    Supper 4 to 5:30 pm
 Cash donations to help families may be made to the Daviess County United Way and dropped off at Home Building Savings Bank or mailed to P.O. Box 224.  Mark your check with the word “Tornado”.
 Feed My Sheep is also accepting cash donations.
 A drop-off barrel has been placed at Feed My Sheep (601 Oak Street) for non-perishable food, toiletries & paper good donations.
Those needing and wishing to donate furniture should contact Connections at 257-2650 from 9 am to noon Mondaythrough Friday, or leave a message outside those hours.
 Clothing donations may be made to St. Vincent DePaul or to Goodwill (when they re-open later this week). 
  A reminder that on Thursday a City trash truck will be located at Lemon & Fourth Street from 8 to 10 am and at Meridian & Sycamore from 10 am to noon for the convenience of affected tenants to take spoiled food & household chemicals & trash.
 A reminder to place trees & limbs, metal, and lumber at street side in separate piles & it will be picked up as soon as possible. 
A reminder that burning of debris inside City limits is prohibited; residents and businesses outside City limits should watch for a press release from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management in local media within the next day as to burning guidelines.    The Mayor said that construction debris cannot be burned in the city.   However, burning "clean" wood, such as tree branches without leaves is permissible.  However, leaves, lumber, roofing & building materials may not be burned in the city.

Joe Wellman
City of Washington

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