Volunteers helping out as Omaha cleans up from storm damage

OMAHA, Neb. -- Following complaints that Omaha city officials needed to do more clean-up after 95 mph winds left trees and branches scattered around town, Mayor Jean Stothert is applauding volunteers who have stepped up.

Stothert says a non-profit group from Denver is among those helping out nearly a week after the storm.

As News Channel Nebraska reported last week, city officials told homeowners the city would be picking up debris but only if it was cut into pieces no longer than six feet.

One member of the council questioned that decision at the time, worried some couldn’t afford to get that done.