This Morning: Storm cleanup continues in Jackson County


The cleanup continues in parts of Jackson County where the NWS confirmed a tornado on Saturday night.

NWS confirmed 65 to 80 mile winds tore through parts of Jackson County.

Jackson Mayor Derek Dobies says city parks and recreation crews and DPW crews will be out all week helping with the cleanup process.

Dobies says he was out himself with a chainsaw on Sunday checking out the damage and helping those whose homes were blocked by tree limbs.

He says crews have already started working in the hardest hit areas, making their way into other parts of the city.

“We are back at it this morning out cutting, you know chainsawing up a lot of tree limbs that fell and we’ll also be going back throughout the rest of this week. We had some trees that were split didn’t necessarily fall that we’re going to taking down just as a precaution so that they don’t fall on a house or do any further property damage,” says Dobies.

Dobies says so far the cleanup process has really been a community effort and he’s proud to see residents helping out their neighbors.

If you are physically unable to move tree limbs in your yard, Dobies says give the city a call and officials will see what they can do to help.

If you have debris in your neighborhood you’re encouraged to put it in your parkway.

That’s the grassy area about 6 feet back between the curb and the sidewalk.

You can also set it right along the curb.

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