Chatham County Public Works assists residents with tornado cleanup

Chatham County Public Works assists residents with tornado cleanup
Updated: Jul. 30, 2018 at 5:00 PM EDT
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WHITEMARSH ISLAND, GA (WTOC) - The tornado that traveled through the Whitemarsh Island area Friday left tons of debris and damage to homes. The Chatham County Department of Public Works began removing trash on Monday morning to assist residents in clearing the area.

Crews in Grays subdivision were working to remove the trees, limbs and other debris from the sides of the streets. They worked not only in this subdivision but on other areas of Whitemarsh and Oatland Islands. Some residents who were here during the tornado say it was quite a scary experience as they took cover for their safety. They say they are very grateful for the county's help to clean their neighborhood.

"Oh, I think it's awesome," said Whitemarsh Island resident Melissa Powers. "You know, we appreciate it so much. Because, you know, its a lot of work. Especially with my parents. They are elderly. They can't do a whole lot of work. So, we are very grateful and thankful for them coming out and helping."

Regular dry trash service will remain on schedule and the county also wants to remind residents that any hired tree service to remove debris from private property should be responsible for removing the debris from the area.

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