GRAND CHUTE - The damage estimate to private buildings from last week’s storms has topped $6 million, Grand Chute officials say.
More than $5.3 million of that damage was done to homes. Three were destroyed, 14 sustained major damage and 69 sustained minor damage, according to the town. The damage estimate to businesses stands at just less than $900,000. Two businesses sustained major damage and one sustained minor damage.
The town’s public works garage also sustained significant damage, including having the roof and garage doors blown off, town leaders say. The fuel tank system was damaged and is not working.
While the town remains under a state of emergency, the parking ban has been lifted. Public works crews are working 10-hour days on weekdays and eight hours on Saturdays until cleanup is finished. As of Tuesday, crews hauling brush were located between Casaloma Dr. and Hwy. 4, working west to east. Brush chipping crews plan to work on the north and east sides of town, then moving south and west. The town has leased some equipment, and the town of Menasha public works department has provided workers and equipment. The initial cleanup is expected to take two to three weeks.
Those who live in Grand Chute can take their yard debris to waste sites in Appleton at 2625 E. Glendale Ave. and 701 S. Whitman Ave. Site hours are Friday through Monday, 9 a.m. to 6:45 p.m.
More details are available on the town’s website.
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