June 2019 Kudos of the Month: Flood Cleanup Volunteers

Kudos to the many volunteers who continue to help residents and businesses clean up after flooding throughout the Tulsa area.
The Tulsa Area Emergency Management Agency asked volunteers to assist with cleanup operations at the Town and Country neighborhood at 145th and Highway 51 June 1-2 from 8 a.m. to dark.
Volunteers were asked to arrive wearing boots and heavy leather work gloves and to have tetanus shots prior to volunteering.
Cleanup efforts started in affected homes beginning with interior item removal like furniture, bedding and other normal interior contents. Mud, muck and silt deposits were shoveled out and thrown away. Then drywall, sheetrock, insulation and any electric materials that were covered with water were removed. Volunteers and homeowners cleaned and bleached the homes. Once everything had been removed, the doors to the homes were left open for them to dry out. Fans were used if possible.
Volunteers moved interior debris to dumpsters which were provided. Any green waste was taken to the City of Tulsa green waste site.
Access to the neighborhood has been limited to residents, family, volunteers and first responders. Neighbors and volunteers need to be aware of heavy machinery in the area.
If you are interested in volunteering with any other efforts, call 211.