Saturday, December 10, 2022
Happening Now

Tag Archives: Debris Cleanup

Overton Waiting On Federal Disaster Declaration For Ice Storm

Overton County is in holding pattern for funding the ice storm cleanup while it waits on a federal disaster declaration. County Executive Ben Danner said during his conversations with FEMA it is just a matter of President Biden giving the declaration. Danner said that getting the declaration will allow for a 90 percent cost reimbursement towards the cleanup. “In 2015 ... Read More »

Debris Options for Cookeville, Putnam County Residents

Cookeville Public Works and Putnam County Solid Waste are both anticipating a lot of ice storm debris as the weather warms up. Both departments have drop off sites, but only Cookeville picks up brush and tree debris. Cookeville Public Works Director Greg Brown said residents need to be patient if they’re expecting items to be picked up. “I anticipate there’s ... Read More »

Tornado Cleanup This Weekend

Between 200 and 300 volunteers are needed to pitch in this weekend on the Highway 70 corridor. Putnam County Volunteer Organization Assistant Director Randy Adams said after clean up crews in late May took the last of the larger debris, a lot of small debris was left. “[Let’s] just rake up and pick up and let’s get it bagged so ... Read More »

Cleaning Up Drainage Along Highway 70

Road crews will be cleaning the ditches and drains along Highway 70 this week to ensure proper drainage. Tree debris removal contractors finished their work earlier this week. However, limbs and leaves combined with the heavy rain of recent weeks have clogged some of the drainage areas along the While T-DOT will remove debris from right of ways and drainage ... Read More »

White County’s Storm Debris Cleanup Expected Through Late May

At least another two weeks expected before the first wave of Sparta’s tornado cleanup ends. Public Works Director Dilliard Quick said a 20 yard brush truck has completed at least 4 loads a day for almost six weeks “It’s just taking time because we’ve just got the one guy,” Quick said. “I could pull people from the public works department ... Read More »