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Volunteers sought, safety key during storm cleanup

Volunteer clean-up efforts are underway in Cadott. Those interested in helping with storm damage clean-up should report to the Cadott Fire Station, 436 E. Hartford Street, July 22, and stop at the registration area to receive their assignment. Volunteers should not respond directly to the damaged area and must bring a face mask, gloves, work boots, long pants, lunch and water. Unaccompanied minors are not able to assist with clean-up efforts because of safety and liability concerns. If groups would like to volunteer, they can bring a completed roster to help expedite the registration process. All debris needs to be separated (metal, glass, construction materials and brush). A brush and debris site was established at 24644 67th Ave., Cadott. The location is just west of the intersection of County Hwy. X and 67th Avenue. No building materials, including construction materials and treated or untreated lumber, are allowed at the debris site. People are reminded to keep safety in mind throughout the clean-up process. Use care when operating chainsaws and other equipment, watch for downed power lines, and slow down and use caution when driving, as utility, railroad and emergency response crews are involved in clean-up. Donations, such as bottled water, are being accepted and can be dropped off at the Cadott Fire Department. No clothing donations will be accepted.