Volunteers Needed in Adair for Clean Up


July 1st, 2014 by Jim Field

After Monday’s storms, residents of the City of Adair could use a little help.  Adair-Guthrie County Emergency Management Director Bob Kempf says they are looking for local folks to help clean up some of the yards, cemeteries and community property that were left littered with debris.  Kempf is asking volunteers to show up at the Adair City Hall on Wednesday, July 2nd at 9:00 am armed with rakes to help with the clean up effort. You’ll also need gloves and long pants and hard-soled shoes. Minors must have a permission slip signed by a guardian and be with a group to participate in the clean-up effort.

Kempf said if they get a lot of volunteers it will make the job easier in helping out those who may not be able to do the work themselves.And a reminder: if you see a downed power line, assume it is “hot.”  Call 1-800-397-4821 to report the line down and do not touch it.

For those who have storm damage, Kempf offered these tips:
1. Contact your insurance company prior to clean up if you have not already done so.
2. Be extremely careful of others offering services that you are not sure of.
3. Do not pay for services ahead of time.
4. Take lots of pictures of your damage.