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Debris removal begins in Holmes County

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By Ashley Conroy - email

HOLMES COUNTY, MS (WLBT) -- Weeks after the destructive tornado tracked across the state, debris on rural roadways in Holmes county is now starting to get cleaned up.

Officials says it's a long road to recovery, but hope the process moves quickly.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is over seeing the clean-up efforts at this time.

"We want the residents to know the contractors are working as quick as possible to move as much as possible," said USACE Public Affairs Officer, Kavanaugh Breazeale.

Roads in Ebenezer are still littered with debris. The view across from neighborhood houses is decaying tree limbs, while the sounds of large debris removing trucks echoes.

One debris removal site is located in Holmes county, while three others are located throughout the state in Choctaw, Warren, and Yazoo counties.

Meantime, the Corps says Holmes is one of the last counties to be touched with clean-up crews, but operations are alive throughout the state.

"Right now we have concurrent operations in Yazoo, Yazoo City, Holmes, Monroe County and Choctaw," said USACE Mission Supervisor, Lamar Jenkins.

The Corps says crews will be working in Holmes County seven days a week, but don't have a time frame for how long clean-up contractors will be there.






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