Coffeyville Residents Allowed Back into Homes

Beginning Tuesday July 11, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. residents of the area affected by the flood will be allowed to return to their homes to begin their recovery efforts.  To ensure the security of the area there will be a curfew in effect until further notice from 8:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m.  During those hours residents must vacate the affected area.  Anyone who remains in the affected area during curfew hours may be detained by law enforcement.During the initial process of evaluating structures in the affected area, crews from the Kansas Assessment Team placed placards on all homes and businesses. These placards will most likely be attached to the front door of the structures or near the front door.  There are green, yellow, orange and red placards.  These indicate the level of damage from flood water that reached the building and do not indicate the stability of the structure. There are some homes that have been placarded with a green placard which indicates the home is safe to occupy.  These residents may occupy their homes; however, they must observe the curfew and stay in their residence during the curfew hours. Homes that have been wrapped in red or yellow tape are not safe to enter and no person should enter these structures.Due to health and safety concerns those entering the affected area are encouraged not to bring children, older adults, pregnant women, the ill or infirmed or pets into the affected residence unless the residence has a green placard affixed to it.  Also do not come into contact with any standing water in or around homes.  If you come into contact with standing water wash the exposed area immediately.Residents can obtain protective equipment for recovery efforts at the Disaster Recovery Center located at Community Elementary located at 102 Cline and at St. James Methodist Church at 502 South Cedar.   

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#1 sweet_cinnamon71 on 07.11.07 at 10:59 am

SINCE I NO LONGER LIVE THERE BUT MY SONS FAMILY DOES CAN I STILL COME AND HELP THEM GO THROUGH THERE HOUSE AND CLEAN AND SALVAGE WHAT WE CAN

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