Baton Rouge sanitation officials preparing debris removal contingency plan if tropical weather threatens

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Hannah McLain, 22, a volunteer organized by a local Baton Rouge church, helps throw out waterlogged items from the home of Rhonda Brewer in Baton Rouge, La., Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016. Around 100 students from LSU and local high schools also helped residents clean up in the area. At least 40,000 homes were damaged and eight people killed in the historic Louisiana floods, the governor said Tuesday, giving a stark assessment of the widespread disaster. (AP Photo/Max Becherer)
While city and state leaders are keeping a close eye on the tropical weather system threatening the Gulf of Mexico next week, they’re also making contingency plans relative to debris collection if i…

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