Cleanup Efforts Continue from the January 3rd Tornado Event

The County Commission is thankful for all the first responders, utility companies, public works, and volunteers efforts during the tornado event this past Tuesday.

The EF2 tornado track stretched from the Autauga/ Elmore county line east 9.06 miles to Titus Road. The track is filled with downed trees as well as residential debris from structures.

County public works staff will be working to collect woody debris from the county right-of-ways over the next several weeks. To assist county residents that were directly affected by this tornado, residents may deposit woody debris generated by the storm within a safe distance to the edge of the county road for collection. Residents are reminded that only woody debris no longer than four feet in length can be placed on the county right-of-ways to be picked up by county forces. Only residents performing their own work or work performed by volunteer groups qualifies for this opportunity.

Insurance funded cleanup and work by contractors should account for the disposal of their own debris and are NOT eligible for placement of debris on the county ROW. Residents and contractors shall NOT place construction and demolition materials on the county right-of-ways.

Residents can dispose of construction and demolition materials located on private property at the City County Collection Facility located at 110 Red Eagle Drive in Wetumpka. Rules for the collection facility and hours of operation can be found at The Collection facility is not for use by contractors.

Anyone with questions related to this process should contact Elmore County Public Works at 334-567-1162 or at