Tornado debris cleanup almost complete in Hub City area
by Associated Press
Published: May 3,2013
Tags: city, city government, cleanup, county, county government, damage, debris, destruction, disaster, disaster recovery, municipal, municipality, natural disaster, severe weather, tornado, Weather, wind
HATTIESBURG — Nearly three months after a Feb. 10 tornado hit the Hattiesburg and Lamar County, the debris cleanup operations are winding down.
Lamar County road manager Jake Sones tells The Hattiesburg American debris cleanup operations will end this week.
Since the tornado, Lamar County crews have collected 25,293 cubic yards of vegetative debris, along with 3,382 tons of construction debris. Sones says the final total on the amount of debris will be tallied next week.
In Hattiesburg, John Brown, assistant to the mayor, said the city has completed its primary work that was assessed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency after the storm. Thus far, city crews have collected more than 35,000 cubic yards of debris.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
Top Posts & Pages
- Chris McDaniel gets a thank you note from Travis Childers
- Senate passes teacher pay raise legislation
- Lawmakers debating alternative to Medicaid expansion
- Pickering collects more money from failed beef plant project
- The First acquiring Alabama bank in cash/stock deal
- Todd Smith's Spin Cycle — Not milk! It’s end of era for milk industry’s iconic ‘Got Milk?’ campaign
- States settle with manufacturers in DRAM price-fixing case
- District at Eastover takes shape with financing in place, tenant signings under way
- MBJ's Businesswoman of the Year never expected her career to take this path
- Mississippi ag aviation plays a critical role in production and profitability