On the evening of Friday, July 14, 2023, a severe thunderstorm made its way through parts of the KC Metro, impacting some areas of the City of Leawood. As of this press release and since the storm hit last evening, Leawood Fire Department received 35 calls for service, and Leawood Police Department received 33 calls for service. Only one report of a home that may be uninhabitable was reported at this time. The City has developed the following plans to assist residents with storm cleanup.
All residents (must have proof of residency) of Leawood are welcome to utilize a storm debris drop-off site beginning Sunday, July 16 through Sunday, July 23. Hours for drop off are 9:00a to 5:00p. The site is located at the Parks Maintenance Facility, 2008 W.104th Street. Residents may drop off storm debris including branches, limbs, stumps, and/or damaged fences. One-ton, or smaller, pickup trucks and trailers are welcome at the site; please, no large commercial vehicles.
The City of Leawood Public Works department will begin street sweeping operations north of I-435 on Monday, July 17. Cleaning of the streets is necessary to prevent recent debris from entering the waterways, and residents are asked to not place branches or other debris in the street as doing so will slow down the sweeping process.
The City is aware that most damage happened north of I-435 and has established a plan to complete debris pickup for residential properties in that area beginning Monday, July 24. This gives residents time to get debris cut and placed at the back of curb as follows:
Bundle small branches with cut ends on one side if possible.
Cut tree limbs to under six (6) feet in length.
Place bundles within ten (10) feet of the curb (crews will not enter residential lots to remove debris).
Solid waste companies may also pick up branches as part of their contracts with HOAs; if offered, this service will speed up the City of Leawood's process.
Once the process begins, it could take up to six weeks to complete. The City will focus on the area north of 95th Street first and work south. If a resident is unable to have debris at the back of the curb by July 24, they are asked to call Leawood Public Works at 913.663.9142 and provide their address.
Please visit the City's website (www.leawood.org) for updates and more detail on the above plans.