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I have trees down all over my yard. Is there any help for debris removal?

Many homeowners’ insurance policies cover debris removal. FEMA does not typically pay for cleaning up debris on private property or in gated communities, but if the debris is keeping you or emergency workers from safely getting to your home, FEMA may be able to provide help. Your local officials can also tell you if there is a pickup schedule for debris in your area.

FEMA may provide assistance for debris removal from private property if it will:

  • Eliminate immediate threats to life, public health, and safety; or
  • Eliminate immediate threats of significant damage to improved public or private property; or
  • Ensure economic recovery of the affected community to the benefit of the community-at-large.
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