The week after two EF1 tornadoes hit Sapulpa, and we’re still picking up the pieces—quite literally.
One of the three lots that are are available for dropping off tree limbs and tree debris has filled to capacity and visitors are now being redirected to the gravel lot north of Sapulpa Route 66 Auto Museum.
The closed lot is the one located on the corner of Hobson and Oak streets, behind City Hall and across the street from OG&E. That leaves the remaining drop off points at the Route 66 Museum and the parking lot next to the tennis courts behind the high school off Watchorn street.
City cleaning up as “as fast as we can”
Steve Hardt, the public works director for the City of Sapulpa, told Sapulpa Times in a City Council meeting on Monday night that they have 3 two-man crews working around the clock to get the limbs cleared out of yards, but that they do not have an official timeline. “We’re working as fast as we can,” he said.
More than 400 structures were said to have been damaged in the tornadoes, though there were no deaths or serious injuries reported.
Residents are being asked to report their storm damage using the form located here, but it’s not clear whether reporting your damage will help the city get to you faster, or if it’s just being used for data collection purposes. The city is also warning people not to pile debris into the street.