People haul in debris from last week's storm

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Things are getting back to normal for Kentuckiana residents. A week ago, a strong storm hammered down on the area. Leaving more than 100,000 in the dark and damaging homes.

Saturday, people who were left with a big mess on their hands cleaned up and dropped off some of the debris left behind.

They came with their trucks loaded, dropping it off at to Waste Management's Outer Loop Recycling and disposal facility.

"Lot of loose stuff too much to stick out to the curb," said storm victim Greg Ziegler.

"It's just been trying to get them cut down and in manageable sizes and piled up and trying to figure out what we were going to do with them until we seen the story about the dump being open today," said storm victim Daniel Flores.

People hauled in chopped up tree trunks and limbs.

Tens of thousands were without power in Metro Louisville after last Saturday's storm brought winds close to 70 miles per hour and a lot of rain in a short amount of time. At the height of the storm, 128,000 LG&E customers were in the dark. Trees were uprooted, many on homes. Two hundred utility lines were down with nearly 70 traffic signals not working.

"We just had a lot of older trees on the property," said Flores. "Anytime we get some goods winds coming through we pile a limbs here and there scattered throughout the yard."

The city says a private company agreed to open it's doors to the public to help in the community wide clean up.

The cost to get rid of the debris was $15 a load. If you live within the old city limits waste management will come pick your debris as part of routine service. If you live outside the old city your garbage company for debris pick up guidelines.

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