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FEMA Housing Arrives PDF Print E-mail
Monday, March 31, 2008
FEMA Mobile Homes Arrive in Macon CountyThe first of 44 FEMA mobile homes that have been approved to come into Macon County finally started arriving on Sunday, March 30. Four mobile homes from Selma, Alabama arrived at Hillsdale Estates, on Highway 10 South, on Sunday, and four more, which will be set up on private property, arrived on Akersville Road on Monday.
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Information Exo Explains Local Services Available for Disaster Recovery PDF Print E-mail
Monday, March 31, 2008

Long Term Recovery of Macon County is the long name of the local organization that was formed to take care of the needs of citizens who  were affected by the February 5th tornado – but not nearly as long as the needs of those citizens or the time it will take the county to recover.

The purpose of the LTRMC and the services and processes it will provide were explained to the 60 or 70 people that attended an LTRMC information expo that was held on Saturday, March 30.

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NWTF to Host Disaster Relief Fundaiser April 6 PDF Print E-mail
Monday, March 31, 2008
Disaster Relief FundraiserChapters of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) from across the state of Tennessee, are banding together in an effort to raise funds for disaster relief in Macon, Trousdale and Allen counties by hosting a benefit dinner and auction at Macon County Junior High School in Lafayette on Sunday, April 6.
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Ward Construction awarded Lafayette clean-up contract PDF Print E-mail
Monday, March 24, 2008

A new contractor was given the job of tornado debris removal by the City of Lafayette, after the first bidder – NATCO – asked to be excused. The contract was awarded on March 20, after new bids by previous bidders and additional contractors were opened. Ward Construction, of Macon County, got the job with the low bid of $87,875. The contract will be signed and preliminary work will begin on Monday, March 24, said Mayor Bill Wells.

Debris pick-up from city road right-of-ways should start on Tuesday or Wednesday, March 25 and 26, according to Wells. Work will include loading and disposal of FEMA eligible debris along roads in the tornado affected areas of the city. Three passes will be made along each route.

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Disaster recovery information Expo for disaster affected citizens PDF Print E-mail
Monday, March 24, 2008

The Long-Term Recovery of Macon County (LTRMC) is planning a Disaster Recovery Information Expo this Saturday, March 29 from 12:00-3:00 PM at MCHS for all citizens affected by the disaster and participating vendors.  This Info Expo will be a lunch cookout and information day to explain the recovery organization’s purposes, process, and services.  Lunch will be served beginning at noon.   Brochures which contain contact information will be provided.  This event was planned so that disaster affected citizens can get the information quickly in order to be able to begin accessing available services.

The initial process to meet the existing needs will begin with the Christian Reform World Relief Committee who will begin to do individual disaster assessments in the area in two weeks for all disaster victims. Those with existing needs will then be referred to the LTRMC for assistance. 

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