Iona neighborhood upset about debris piles after Ian

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A neighborhood in Iona is struggling with debris pickup. (CREDIT: WINK News)

A small community in Iona is feeling forgotten as debris seems to be picked up all around them but they’re left with a sea of rotting garbage.

They say they are frustrated because their neighborhood used to be full of gardens and now all they is debris. The neighborhood is located in the 16000 block of Palm Road.

The pile of debris is at least 7 feet high. There are road dirts which makes them difficult to drive on as is, and with the debris piles it makes them harder to maneuver.

For some, the piles serve as a constant reminder of what they lost.

“It’s kind of depressing to look out your window and what you used to see, but yeah I wish it was moved,” said Pat Dirsa.

Instead of a garden, she wakes up to see the remains ow what used to be a huge tree, garbage and furniture.

“When you’re in your house, this is depressing enough. But when you go outside, there’s no grass, who knows when there’ll be grass again, and you haven’t heard trees are gone. And, you know, we already had a bunch them up,” Dirsa said.

She wishes to see it all picked up soon.

A neighborhood in Iona is struggling with debris pickup. (CREDIT: WINK News)

But for now, she’s trying to make the best of the situation and remains hopeful that this too will pass.

“Like nobody could expect anything like this right. And, and well, your attitude determines everything. So whatever it is that you got, be grateful for it and just move forward,” Dirsa said.

Teresa Folley lives next door. Both their homes had several feet of water in them.

“You know, I see them picking up,” Folley said. “I see FEMA picking up and it’s like, Oh, are they gonna come here? You know, when are they going to come here? And then, and then they don’t come.”

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