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Disaster relief continues even as agencies leave center

March 11, 2019

Posted: Mar. 11, 2019 8:33 PM
Updated: Mar. 12, 2019 9:36 AM

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up shop at the trotter convention center and moving back to their offices. w-t-v-a's nicole dantzler is live with a look at where the storm recovery stands in lowndes county.. the assistance disaster center has been open for weeks helping storm victims in the aftermath of the february tornado. lowndes county agencies met with ema director cindy lawrence to give updates on recovery and to talk about future steps. areas ." agencies met with lowndes county ema director cindy lawrence to give updates about storm recovery and their relief efforts. the center which is located at the lower level of the trotter convention center may close this week due to less storm victims coming in for help and less volunteers signing up. agencies like mema, red cross and united way will still be operating, but they can be located and contacted at their own offices. today is the last day red cross assisted storm victims at the center, but even though it's the last day one case worker says you may see them out somewhere else. "it's scheduled to be the last day that we'll be here. we will be moving on to wherever we believe there is a need for our case workers to be to be moving around in those areas." he says red cross is continuing to offer food, shelter and emotional support. debris removal and fixing tarp in the community is still going on as part of recovery efforts in the county. lawrence says she wants residents to be careful as the recovery process happens. "just want them to be cautious when you're going riding, traveling through a damaged area that people are still doing a lot of structuring, doing a lot of um construction work in those areas. please be careful when you go through those areas." right now a town hall meeting is going on to present information from each agency about storm recovery and to answer any lingering questions that people may have. for now live in columbus im nicole dantzler wtva 9 news. a man isbehind
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