Reminder to separate flood-damaged items if you set out on curb

MASON CITY — People setting out flood damaged items on the curb are being asked to separate those items to insure they will be picked up.

Cerro Gordo County Emergency Management Director Steve O’Neil says although the city of Mason City has not determined pick-up dates for flood items, some residents may have already started to do cleanup and moving materials.

O’Neil says items should be separated into these different categories:

== Appliances — such as water heaters, refrigerators, washers and dryers

== Electronics – such as TVs, computers and stereos

== Furniture and carpets

O’Neil reminds residents before you re-light pilot lights for furnaces and water heaters that you have them inspected by an appliance repair person. For further information on cleaning and restoring your flood-impacted home, he says you can refer to the Cerro Gordo County Public Health Department’s website at cghealth.com

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