One of the big complaints in my area have been how long it has taken for the county to gather debris from people's yards in unincorporated areas. At first it wasn't that bothersome, but as the debris dried out it became quite a fire hazard. We occasionally get opportunistic burglaries by people coming off the beaches at night and stopping in our neighborhood to burglarize unlocked cars. Our fear was of someone throwing a lite match into one of the debris piles.
Our other fear was if a new hurricane hit our area that the larger branches laying in the front yard would become projectiles.
So, I and a couple of our neighbors decided to complain after a month had passed. They made phone calls and I wrote an email. I guess the squeaky wheel does get the grease because the county showed up yesterday to collect the debris.
The county had a contract with a local company to do debris cleanup, but the company decided they could make more money further south, so they didn't fulfill their contract. I'm sure one of the county attorneys will have a field day with that. So, we had to wait until the county hired a company from Louisiana to clean up.
All I know is that getting ride of the debris is a relief. And that we are blessed that we had only damage to trees. We have our lives, home and work. So say prayers for the people in Puerto Rico that have been left shamefully without adequate assistance, the people flooded out in Houston and the people that have lost their homes and loved ones in the California fires.