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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 »

FEMA Aid Over $739K To Putnam

FEMA’s total distribution to Putnam County residents affected by the March 3 tornado will total nearly $740,000. Monday marked the deadline for individuals to apply for FEMA relief. Public Affairs Specialist Cheria Brown said some 112 individuals have applied and been approved for FEMA assistance in Putnam County. More than $493,000 in individual and household assistance has already been approved. ... Read More »

Tornado Volunteers Needed Badly This Weekend

One final push. That’s what the residents of the tornado-ravaged Highway 70 corridor need from you this weekend. “We had as many as 300 and 400 folks out on on a given weekend day,” Volunteer Director Kevin Tucker said. “Recently, those numbers have slipped to single digits. And we’re hoping with good weather this weekend that we can we can ... Read More »

Tornado Relief Recommendations Ready

Putnam County Mayor Randy Porter and Cookeville City Mayor Ricky Shelton will receive recommendations for fund dispersal Friday from the Tornado Relief Committee.   Committee Chair Bob Bell said the committee tried to make the questions asked of those seeking relief as simple and as sensitive as possible. However, the process of reviewing the applications was very difficult.   “Most ... Read More »

Church Group Tornado Relief Not Slowed By Crooks

As a Crossville church group prepared to go help tornado victims in Chattanooga, they discovered about $5,000 worth of equipment has been stolen from their work trailers. Power equipment from the Cumberland Plateau Baptist Association went missing Tuesday morning before members embarked to Chattanooga. Director of Missions Kirk Casey said members used their personal equipment instead for the relief effort. ... Read More »

Tornado Cleanup Critical

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the cleanup from March’s tornado in Putnam County has been delayed, but the next two weeks are critical to the effort. Brandon Smith, Assistant Director of Putnam County 911, is helping organize the cleanup. “The current plan is to spend the next three weeks in the debris field working working hard to try to get things ... Read More »

Tornado Relief Fund Assistance Offered

Tornado victims who need help with applying for the Cookeville-Putnam County Tornado Relief Fund can get in-person assistance this week. Volunteers will be available at the Cookeville Community Center beginning Friday to assist those who may not have computer access or who many need help. Assistance will be offered Friday and Saturday from 10am-4pm, Sunday and Monday 1pm-4pm; and Tuesday ... Read More »

More Than $717K In FEMA Assistance

FEMA has approved almost $717,000 in assistance for Putnam County residents affected by the March 3rd tornado. Much of the money has already been deposited into the accounts of residents impacted. If you were denied benefits, please read your letter carefully to understand why you did not receive assistance. FEMA Officials said in many cases it can simply be a ... Read More »