FEMA's hurricane debris removal program is coming to an end, and it will be making its final passes in Lake Charles next month.

Lake Charles city officials say the debris pickup program that began last fall has removed more than four million cubic yards of debris.

Residents within the Lake Charles city limits are asked to have all residential debris put to their curbs by Monday, May 17. During the collection process, city and contracted monitors will be making rounds through the city to make sure all debris is picked up before the project is deemed complete.

To make the collection process more efficient for contractors, residents are asked to create separate piles for appliances/white goods, electronics, vegetative debris, construction debris, and hazardous household waste.

If you have any questions or need to report debris that was missed, call 337-491-1346.

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Every beach town has its share of pluses and minuses, which got us thinking about what makes a beach town the best one to live in. To find out, Stacker consulted data from WalletHub, released June 17, 2020, that compares U.S. beach towns. Ratings are based on six categories: affordability, weather, safety, economy, education and health, and quality of life. The cities ranged in population from 10,000 to 150,000, but they had to have at least one local beach listed on TripAdvisor. Read the full methodology here. From those rankings, we selected the top 50. Readers who live in California and Florida will be unsurprised to learn that many of towns featured here are in one of those two states.

Keep reading to see if your favorite beach town made the cut.

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