One month later, Alcorn County and Corinth still cleaning up Olga's mess

The cleanup is expected to take a while after the tropical storm left behind damage and debris in late October.

Posted: Nov 27, 2019 8:51 PM
Updated: Nov 27, 2019 9:20 PM

CORINTH, Miss. (WTVA) - Alcorn County’s cleanup efforts are still ongoing after Tropical Storm Olga swept through north Mississippi in late October.

Corinth was hit hard.

Photo Date: Nov. 27, 2019

Photo Date: Nov. 27, 2019

Photo Date: Nov. 27, 2019

Emergency Management Director Ricky Gibens said the county still has a long way to go.

The county has already picked up tons of tree debris, but there are tons more remaining, he said.

Corinth Alderman Ben Albarracin said the city is looking into reaching outside the city for cleanup help.

The alderman said the city doesn’t initially have the funds to make a quick fix. So, they will need help.

He said the city will have a declaration center open in the next two weeks.

Officials with Corinth and Alcorn County are both waiting for news from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the presidential approval of federal aid.

Once that becomes a reality, the area will be able to move at a faster pace when it comes to cleaning up.

The county is working with some church groups to help people who need assistance.

Gibbons said those seeking assistance need to call Alcorn County’s non-emergency phone number at 662-286-7737 or 662-286 -7711.

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