Do you have a complete survival kit? One way to prepare is by assembling a disaster supplies kit. Following a storm or other disaster, residents should separate vegetation (branches, leaves, plants, etc.) from other trash and bulky items (furniture, appliances, roof shingles, etc.) in order to expedite the clean-up process.
In addition, residents who are serviced by the city's Solid Waste Department are encouraged to utilize the mini-dump facility during their clean-up efforts. For information about mini-dump operations and garbage and trash pick-up after a disasters, call 311.