Madison Mayor Roy Lindsay Reflects on Last Spring’s Derecho

As we approach the 1 year anniversary of last spring’s derecho, KJAM continues our look back at that storm, and how it is continuing to impact the Madison community. 

Madison Mayor Roy Lindsay says the city had in place an emergency plan that was used to help guide the recovery from the storm. 

In the days following the derecho residents, city workers, tree removal companies, and even the National Guard, began the work of cleaning up. As trees began to fill up the City’s yard waste site, they were quickly ground up and hauled away free of charge. 

Lindsay says it took city crews all summer to help, and took them away from performing some of their regular summer tasks. 

Tomorrow KJAM News will take a look at how the derecho has affected business in the area.