Quincy residents continue to recover from an intense thunderstorm that passed through the area on Monday evening. Thousands have been without power, many roads are impassable and several businesses are closed. Mayor Kyle Moore and emergency management officials held a press conference at noon on Tuesday to discuss the City's cleanup efforts and to provide instructions for those impacted by the storm. 

The Salvation Army's Kroc Center will be serving a free meal this evening at 5 p.m. A cooling center has been opened at John Wood Community College. For those that are losing food from freezers and refrigerators, dumpsters have been set up in the back of the Quincy Mall parking lot to dispose of spoiled food. The Red Cross has set up an emergency shelter at the Quincy Senior and Family Resource Center at 639 York in Quincy.

The City of Quincy has made arrangements for five household waste collection sites around the city for private citizens of the city to use during this storm damage crisis.  This will allow Quincy citizens to dispose of house waste and food waste only, absolutely NO YARD WASTE, trees or debris.

Locations are Quincy Mall north parking lot; Quincy Park District’s parking lot, 1231 Bonasinga Drive ; Quincy Notre Dame parking lot, 10th and Jackson; John Wood Community College, 1301 South 48th Street; Q Stadium Parking Lot, 18th and Sycamore Streets.

There will not be trash pick up on Wednesday, July 15.  Citizens are urged to utilize this service while crews are redirected to assist with the storm clean up.

For questions or additional information call the City of Quincy at 217-228-4500.