Tornado cleanup continues in Talbot County for residents and crew workers

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The massive cleanup continues following last week’s tornado in Talbot County. 

“I had three trees hit three bedrooms so that’s kind of where we are right now. I’m trying to get things straightened out and behind the house,” Angela Carter, Talbotton resident.

Residential areas in Talbotton were heavingly impacted by the storm. Workers were busy out hauling trees and cautioning drivers to slow down. 

“Georgia DOT is making progress as we speak they are currently working in getting the trees and all of the debris cleaned up,” says Justin Johnson, Police Chief of Talbotton.

Over a dozen homes were destroyed leaving many families worried about their living conditions. Angela Carter says she’s thankful no one was hurt in Talbot County. She is happy to see the community gain so much support from kind strangers.

“A lot of church groups came in and helped us clear the yard and I appreciate that very much,” says Carter.

With power already restored and the community sticking together with cleanup efforts, residents here can soon look forward to the rebuilding process. 

“Everyone has came together we had as many as 800 plus volunteers that came out last weekend so we are doing pretty well as we speak for today,”

A storm damage cleaup effort in Talbotton will take place this saturday at 8 a.m. Volunteers can register at the Talbot County Chamber of Commerce. 

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