Cleanup of debris from Feb. 10 tornado almost complete
Published: April 9,2013
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PINE BELT — Officials are nearing the end of the debris cleanup from the Feb. 10 tornado that struck northeastern Lamar County, Hattiesburg and Petal.
The Hattiesburg American reports Petal wrapped up its debris cleanup efforts March 22. Mayor Hal Marx says the cleanup tab was approximately $100,000.
In Hattiesburg, John Brown, assistant to the mayor, said the final day for debris pickup in the city is April 15. Brown says the associated costs with the cleanup are approximately $500,000.
Jake Sones, the Lamar County Road Department manager, says crews have removed approximately 35,000 cubic yards of vegetative debris and more than 1,500 tons of construction debris. The Lamar County Board of Supervisors set a May 2 deadline for debris cleanup.
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