Jones Co. continues storm damage cleanup

The ice is gone, but the debris from last week's storm is still with us.

The cleanup begins, and for homeowners it starts in the backyard and ends at the landfill.

Some have made multiple trips. "This is my second load altogether," says Roger Whetstone of Gray.

The landfill has been a popular spot since the storm wrapped up last week.

William Roberts, one of the equipment operators, expects this hectic pace to continue through the week.

"This ain't quite as bad as it was Saturday, but it's getting there," he said.

On Wednesday, before the storm hit, Don Graham the Jones Co. EMA Director, declared a local state of emergency.

Jones is one of 47 other counties that issued the warning.

Graham says cleanup has exhausted a lot of resources and he's hoping the state will make compensations.

"We're actually going to ask for initially reimbursement for fuel, overtime. We had crews out for 24/7. I know for 72 hours straight, we had dozens of crews out there cleaning the roadways," said Graham.

Graham says right now, he's looking at storm costs to Jones County government of at least $18,000.

GEMA and FEMA met in Gray Tuesday afternoon to talk about the city's needs.

They will conduct a preliminary assessment of the damage in Jones Co.


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