Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Residents have until July 1 to bring their storm debris to the curb.
Even as more tornados devistate other parts of Missouri, Maryland Heights continues to clean its own tornado damage and help residents return their lives to normal. Residents have another month to bring storm debris to the curb. Maryland Heights Patch re-visited parts of the city hit hardest by the Good Friday storms. Check out this photo gallery of how those areas look now.
Monday, May 16, 2011
Nine volunteers from Verizon Wireless teamed with Service International on May 6 to clean up after the Good Friday storms.
Nine volunteers from Verizon Wireless teamed with Service International on May 6 to clear debris after the Good Friday storms, according to Verizon spokesperson Gabby Bladdick. "Verizon noted how important it was to get the community up and running again," Bladdick said in an email. Check out these photos of the volunteers in action, courtesy of Verizon Wireless.
Monday, May 9, 2011
Event will bring together city, county, state and insurance officials to point people to resources, guide them through the rebuilding process.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Joe Scott
Monday, May 9, 2011
If Maryland Heights residents’ lives were busy before the April 22 tornado tore through the community, they became more complicated if their homes were among the hundreds affected by the storms. A free “Rebuild Our Community” forum at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Maryland Heights Community Centre will provide residents with information on rebuilding and resources available for residents affected by the April 22 tornado. Officials will be available to answer questions on rebuilding. The Maryland Heights Community Centre is at 2344 McKelvey Road. “I would encourage any resident affected by the storm to attend,” said Kim Braddy, executive director for the Maryland Heights Chamber of Commerce. “We have a number of great resources that are stepping …
Friday, May 6, 2011
The Maryland Heights City Council heard from residents affected by the Good Friday storm.
The Maryland Heights City Council meeting got off to a confrontational start Friday. Two residents addressed the council and asked why their neighborhood had still not been cleared after the Good Friday storms. Mayor Mike Moeller told the residents that the city had several crews clearing debris that day, some from other municipalities like Creve Coeur and Manchester. He said crews were working in the areas of town least damaged first, and then moving in toward the hardest hit parts of Maryland Heights. City Administrator Mark Levin said the city's priorities are to restore Maryland Heights' right-of-ways as quickly as possible, so vehicles would have access. He said most roads were cleared quickly, except McKelvey Road, due to down power …
The city will hold a public hearing May 24.
The City of Maryland Heights' Planning Commission will hold a public hearing May 24 on a proposed zoning code amendment that would allow structures damaged in the Good Friday storm that did not meet zoning code requirements be rebuilt as they were before the storm hit. The proposed zoning code amendment would "allow nonconforming homes severely damaged by this storm to be built back to the same size and location they were before the storm without a variance," according to a flyer from the city. The amendments would affect Maryland Heights residents whose homes are damaged more than 60 percent of its replacement value, according to the city. Homes must also meet at least one of eight requirements: The public hearing is scheduled for May 24 …
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Janet Napolitano calls damage "horrendous;" Dooley wants area declared a disaster area to ease financial burden on county, municipalities
Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano toured Lambert-St. Louis International Airport Thursday with County Executive Charlie Dooley and St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay. The officials surveyed damage from a tornado that struck Lambert Airport during the Good Friday storms. “It’s horrendous,” Napolitano said of the destruction she surveyed. “I’d have to say it’s miraculous there was no loss of life, especially after what we’ve seen happen in the South.” Estimates are that subsequent tornadoes killed more than 130 people in Alabama alone. There have been deaths in Arkansas and Mississippi as well. Napolitano also participated in the Great American Shakeout while visiting Carnahan High School of the Future. The earthquake drill involved …
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
About 10 people including faculty and staff will volunteer in Maryland Heights with Service International.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Nate Birt
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
A group of about 10 people with ties to Fontbonne University in Clayton will provide help later this week to Maryland Heights residents affected by Friday's tornado. The participants, including faculty and staff, will provide assistance in cooperation with Fontbonne Day. Numerous faculty, staff and students take the day to volunteer in places throughout the St. Louis area as part of the school's mission, which includes serving a world in need, said Mary Abkemeier, a professor of mathematics and computer science at the university. The event first happened in 2008. Abkemeier said she began making calls about storm-related volunteer opportunities after catching up with people at the university on Monday. "We will be doing what the people …
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Officials took media on a tour of Concourse C, the most heavily damaged section of the facility, on Saturday morning.
Pieces of broken glass littered passenger waiting areas Saturday at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport's Concourse C following a devastating storm. Numerous workers could be seen rebuilding during a media tour of the facility. During the tour, Mayor Francis Slay told St. Louis Patch he doesn't know the number of St. Louis City employees who had been dispatched to help in storm-ravaged parts of the county. But he said that the two governments are working together and that he has personally reached out to St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley. The airport likely sustained millions of dollars in damage as a result of the storm, said Rich Bradley, president of the Board of Public Service of St. Louis City, during a news conference. …
The Good Friday storms blew out windows in area business.
Owners of the Wagner Portrait Group are assessing damage to their building located at Creve Couer Mill Road and Pritchard Farm Road after high winds and a possible tornado blew through Maryland Heights Friday night. Heidi Benoist, whose parents started the school portrait business 35 years ago, said about half of the building was undamaged. It houses their computer servers and copies of the photos. The other part of the building, where much of the customer service work is completed and employee offices are located, was destroyed. Glass windows were shattered, the ceiling was ripped down. "That's why it's such a blessing that no one was in the building at the time," said Benoist, the director of senior photography for the Wagner Potrait …
Saturday, February 26, 2011
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