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Columbus residents take action with their tornado-damaged homes

Monday was the last day for Columbus residents to notify the code enforcement director of their plans for their tornado-damaged homes.

Posted: Jul 1, 2019 7:01 PM
Updated: Jul 2, 2019 9:42 AM

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) - Monday was the last day for Columbus residents to notify the code enforcement director of their plans for their tornado-damaged homes.

Tomarris Jones, Code Enforcement Director for Columbus, said he sent 27 Columbus residents a letter asking them to inform the city of their plans for the homes that were damaged in the Feb. 23 tornado.

He said homes that were over 50 percent damaged were given the option of repairing the home, demolishing the home or letting the city go out and demolish it.

Jones said 18 of the 27 residents responded to the letter so far.

The city will move forward with an abatement process, and residents will receive a notice if the residents did not respond.

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