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Monday marks one-month anniversary of deadly tornado

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YAZOO CITY, MS (WLBT) - Monday marks one month since a deadly EF-4 tornado ripped through Central Mississippi.

Debris clean-up continued in Yazoo City, one of the areas hardest hit by the storm.  The county began picking up downed trees from the side of the road Sunday.

Several businesses remained closed and homes abandoned that were damaged by the twister. Many residents WLBT talked to said the volunteer efforts over the last month have helped tremendously in lifting spirits, in the re-building process.

Storm survivor Nathan Pepper commented on the recovery process.  "You know the community came together good.  It hit, and everybody was helping everybody.  You know it was a bad thing to happen, but also it was a good thing you know?"

"A lot of people made a lot of different connections, a lot of new friendships you know.  A lot of people come out and help everybody and stuff like that," said Pepper.

Last week the Army Corps of Engineers awarded the debris- removal contract to Southern Contracting Service of Kosciusko.

The company will handle both Choctaw and Yazoo counties.

The estimated cost of the clean-up us 1.8-million dollars.

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