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Tree Storm Debris Pick-Up Update

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Page last updated on July 1, 2024 at 4:32 pm

We hope everyone is staying safe in the wake of yesterday’s storm. Our community is experiencing some lasting effects, including power outages in many areas across Monroe County. Compiled resources are below:

UPDATED July 1, 2024: In response to the storm that struck on Tues. June 25, the City of Bloomington is partnering with Williams Tree Company of Martinsville to assist residents with tree debris removal.

Beginning Mon. July 8, and continuing for two weeks, crews will collect tree and vegetation-related debris that residents have gathered into manageable piles. Residents are requested to place these piles near the road but ensure they are out of the right-of-ways to maintain safety and accessibility. This service is available to homes within the city limits.

Residents needing collection services can submit a request through UReport at

Additionally, a public drop-off site for vegetation debris will be available exclusively for residents in the parking lots adjacent to the ball fields at Lower Cascades at 3601 N. Old State Road 37, in partnership with the Parks and Recreation Department. The drop-off site will operate starting Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Residents must show ID to access this service.

Resources for Disaster Victims 

Red Cross Helpline: 1-800-733-2767 


Reporting Damages to Property 

Call 211 or 866-211-9966

If you have access to the internet (or data) visit and click “DAMAGE REPORTING” to submit a report.

211 damage reports are sent to local emergency management and also assist the county in filing for federal aid. 

If you need immediate assistance, please contact the Emergency Management Agency (EMA) at or 812-349-2546.


Debris Removal

From EMA Press Release on 6/27/2024 (2pm) 

“Property owners with storm damaged trees and debris are asked to cut the debris into manageable pieces and stack it near the edge of the property. Monroe County and the City of Bloomington are formulating plans to remove the debris using City/County departments and potentially private contractors. 


City/County crews will not remove home damage debris, construction debris or damaged home goods. Stacked vegetative debris must not impede traffic on the public roadway. Only vegetative debris is eligible for removal.” 


PLEASE NOTE: Local landfills are not accepting any trash deliveries from individuals due to lack of power. 


Cooling Stations 

Monroe County Cooling Stations

June 26-29, 2024, 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Emergency Management will monitor the conditions to determine if dates need to be extended. 

Cooling stations are for folks to shelter from the heat. People with medical conditions who need access to electricity for their devices are welcome. 


Station Name


Bloomington Fire Station 1 (Headquarters) 

226 South College Avenue, Bloomington

Ellettsville Fire Department Headquarters

5080 West State Road 46, Ellettsville

Monroe Fire Protection District Station 22 - Perry

3953 South Kennedy Drive, Bloomington

Monroe Fire Protection District Station 21 - Clear Creek

9094 South Strain Ridge Road, Bloomington

Monroe Fire Protection District Station 23 - Indian Creek 

8019 South Rockport Road, Bloomington

Monroe Fire Protection District Station 25 - Bloomington 

5081 North Old State Road 37, Bloomington

Monroe Fire Protection District Station 29 - Van Buren

2130 South Kirby Road, Bloomington

Monroe Fire Protection District Station 24 - Benton

7606 East State Road 45, Unionville


Food & Water

SNAP Benefit Replacement 

Residents of Monroe County receiving SNAP Benefits may be eligible to replace lost food. Please advise folks to take photos of the food they lost in the outage for their application. Contact the local Monroe County Division of Family Resources, 1531 S. Curry Pike, Suite 300, Bloomington, IN, call 800-403-0864, or go online to 


Soup Kitchen/Food Pantry Organizations Running as Usual: 

Community Kitchen of Monroe County (all locations) 

Shalom Center (Phil’s Kitchen) 

Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard 


Food Pantry Organizations Running with Limited Services/Hours: 

Pantry 279 (power back on, next pantry day is Saturday, 6/29)

Hoosier Hills Food Bank (without power, no individual distribution. See Friday 6/28 emergency distribution event) 


Hoosier Hills Emergency Food Distribution - Friday, June 28

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, 2333 West Industrial Park Drive

Distributing “an assortment of perishable and non-perishable goods.” 

Limit to 2 households per vehicle, no exceptions. HHFB cannot deliver.


Homelessness Services

Homelessness Services Organizations Running as Usual:

New Hope for Families Shelter (unable to answer phone, but can receive & return voicemails)

Wheeler Mission (power restored 6/26) 

Friend’s Place Shelter