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CORINTH, Miss. (WTVA) - More than a week after Tropical Storm Olga left widespread debris and damage in north Mississippi, the cleanup continues in one of the hardest-hit areas – Alcorn County.
“We had an ice storm in ‘94 and it wasn’t nothing compared to this," Stacey Stone said. "It was just overwhelming."
He said the past nine days have been busy, using spare moments to clear debris.
With downed trees nearby, Stone has been offering his help to many of his friends and neighbors.
“Get it done. If you have a tree in your yard, ask your neighbor. If you aren’t able to do it, someone Corinth, Mississippi, will help you,” he said.
At the peak of power outages in the county, the Alcorn County Electric Power Association reported 16,000 people were without power.
Although that number dropped tremendously, the power company is still working to restore power in certain places.
According to Sean McGrath, the power company's general manager, there are less than 50 residents in the county without power.
McGrath said some residents were out of town when the storm hit and are just getting back to realize they don’t have power.
He said some residents still need to make repairs before power be reconnected.
However, McGrath assured that crews are evaluating all areas that are still powerless and determining a fix.