- Associated Press - Saturday, January 14, 2017

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge’s city-parish government will end its debris removal work from the mid-August flooding next month.

The city-parish says it has removed 1.8 million cubic yards of flood debris since Aug. 20. Crews are expected to finish debris removal operations on Feb. 7, the deadline to be eligible for FEMA reimbursement.

Baton Rouge residents and those in unincorporated areas of East Baton Rouge Parish have to move flood-related debris - like water-damaged furniture and gutted insides of homes - to their curbs by Monday.

After the curbside removal work ends, residents will have to bring remaining flood debris to the landfill themselves or place smaller items in their regular garbage bins.

The August flooding damaged tens of thousands of homes in the Baton Rouge region alone, causing billions in damage.

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