TULARE COUNTY, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – Tulare County officials are about to start their debris removal program for residents impacted by recent flooding.

According to Tuesday’s announcement, removal and curbside pickups will occur beginning next week in the most impacted areas of Cutler, Yokohl Valley along Highway 198 (west of Yokohl Creek), and the Springville area.

As part of the program, residents are encouraged to place any debris related to the recent flooding events curbside at the edge of the road in front of their homes in an area that will not impede traffic or cause road hazards.

Debris removal guidelines include:

• Place debris away from trees, poles, fire hydrants, meters, or other structures
• Do not touch, cut, remove, or place debris on downed powerlines
• Separate debris into the following categories:

  1. Large appliances (stove, dishwasher, refrigerator, washer/dryer)
  2. Electronics (television, computer, stereo)
  3. Vegetative debris (tree branches, leaves, logs, plants)
  4. Construction debris (drywall, lumber, carpet, furniture, plumbing)
  5. Hazardous waste (oil, paint, pesticide, batteries, cleaning supplies)

Anyone with questions on the placement of debris is asked to call the Flood Hotline at (559) 802-9791.