TEMA, National Guard form task force to help clean up Claiborne

TEMA, National Guard form task force to help clean up Claiborne County tornado damage

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The National Guard and other agencies arrived Friday to coordinate tornado cleanup efforts in Claiborne and Campbell counties. The National Guard and other agencies arrived Friday to coordinate tornado cleanup efforts in Claiborne and Campbell counties.

SPEEDWELL (WATE) - The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency is coordinating with several state departments and agencies to form a task force to clean up storm debris from public right-of-ways in Claiborne and Campbell counties after Sunday night's storms and tornado.

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This was after the mayors of each county requested help, saying the volume of debris from the EF-3 tornado has been overwhelming.

The task force met Friday with local officials to plan for the clean up work, which is scheduled to begin Monday and last about a week.

The task force is made up of the following agencies: TEMA, National Guard, TDOT, Tennessee Highway Patrol. Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, Tennessee Department of Forestry and the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency.

Counties have completed, or are in the process of completing, damage assessment tours and are compiling numbers to provide to TEMA. The state must meet or exceed an $8.7 million financial threshold of uninsured losses to qualify under the Stafford Act for federal help.

 

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