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Miami-Dade County Nears End of Irma Debris Cleanup

Miami hurricane Irma debris
The process has cost about $130 million.

Just more than a month after Hurricane Irma ripped through the state of Florida, Miami-Dade County is nearing the end of clearing the 3 million cubic yards of debris generated by the storm.

County officials estimated that they have cleared 2.6 million of the 3 million tons.

Local10.com has more:

"The process does take time, we always ask people to be patient, we really do encourage their patience and appreciate their patience," Love said.

Communities with private roads must execute a Right of Entry agreement that will allow Miami-Dade County or its contractors to enter communities with private roads and begin debris removal.

This process costs about $130 million, but they will eventually be reimbursed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

In the next two or three weeks, the county says they will begin a second pass back through the entire county to collect whatever is left over.

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