As attempts to clean and repair homes and businesses continue in the aftermath of Saturday’s tornado, the city of Columbus is asking residents to keep debris out of the roads.
Lowndes County Board of Supervisors spent its Monday meeting discussing cleanup needs due to the EF-1 tornado that ripped through the New Hope area Thursday.
Debris clogs the waters of the Tombigbee River around a floating dock near the Riverwalk in Columbus.
Lowndes County supervisors approved a resolution requesting the state’s permission to pay the last of the county’s debris clean-up expenses from an April 2014 storm.
Starkville aldermen relaxed several city ordinances Tuesday to help speed up debris removal following last week’s storm that downed numerous trees.
An agreement between the city council and Triangle Maintenance to chip storm debris at the landfill should help preserve the landfill’s lifespan by nine months to a year, city officials say.
The amount of debris from tornadoes in East Columbus and Lowndes County last month will have a minimal but noticeable impact on the lifespan of the two cells at the city landfill.
Tornado debris pickup began outside of the Columbus city limits this morning after Lowndes County hired two companies for the job.
Lowndes County was one of seven counties in Mississippi declared a federal disaster area after it was hit by five tornadoes last week.
Ripped and weathered scraps of paper and photographs from Louisville — tiny reminders of the hurt and destruction a tornado caused there — fell from the sky into Caledonia yards Monday.