Greene County Cleanup, Planning Underway

Greene County Emergency Management Director Randy Skinner says 46 homes were destroyed, 27 had major damage and 40 had minor damage.

He says 10 businesses and Greene County Middle School were also demolished in the tornado. Power crews and the state Department of Transportation were busy removing downed trees and putting up new utility poles in the area. Residents who lost their homes are finding places to stay and starting the recovery process,

"We're waiting for the Farm Bureau agents and the appraisors and what not. We've been moving stuff and establishing a residence. Another friend of ours has a house he's letting us use," said tornado victim Walter Hill.

With 23 deaths from the tornado statewide, Hill and many others in the area say they feel lucky to be alive.

Skinner says he's waiting to hear from FEMA and the tax office about a total dollar amount of damage in the county.

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  • by volunteer1 Location: wayne co on Apr 20, 2011 at 06:05 AM
    I would like to assist/volunteer for clean up duty. I work full time but am available after 5 and weekends. I go thru Snow Hill everyday going to work. I leave about 15 minutes from the hard hit area. If anyone knows how I can help please post contact name/phone.

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