Mess: Rose Hendrickson stands amongst the rubble caused by a landslide that turned her backyard into a dirt pile. Government crews agreed to truck the mess away for her. *Photo by Nicola Muirhead
Mess: Rose Hendrickson stands amongst the rubble caused by a landslide that turned her backyard into a dirt pile. Government crews agreed to truck the mess away for her. *Photo by Nicola Muirhead
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Crews are removing the rubble by the truckload and Rose Hendrickson Warren is happy.

This week, at least a dozen truckloads of debris were taken from the backyard of 19 Marsh Folly Road — a property that has been in Ms Hendrickson Warren’s family for nine decades.

The debris was the result of heavy rains last month that triggered landslides on Valentine’s Day.

The backyard had been turned into a pile of dirt, brush and trash.

Previously, there was some question about who would remove the rubble and who would pay for it, but government crews agreed to truck it away throughout the week.

It’s unclear what will happen to the retaining wall that gave way, but for now Ms Hendrickson Warren is content.

“I’m just thankful something is being done,” she said.

She is hopeful that the government will convene a meeting about what will be done about the area’s erosion and landslide problems.

That part of Pembroke was hit particularly hard by the storm.

Rains had eroded the banking next to Marsh Folly and Palmetto Road, closing down half of the thoroughfare to through traffic.

Multiple homes in the area were rendered temporarily uninhabitable by the rains, flooding and landslide.