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TEMA, THDA to tour damage in S. Pittsburg

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South Pittsburg Mayor Jane Dawkins is organizing a damage assessment tour for Tennessee Housing Development Agency, THDA, and Tennessee Emergency Management Agency, TEMA, officials.

Representatives will tour the damage Wednesday.

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Officials with the mayor's office say they are educating themselves about the South Pittsburg situation to learn how THDA or its partners may be of assistance.

Flash floods deviated parts of Marion County last week.

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Homes, businesses and roads were filled with mud and debris after the floods.

Estimates put damages over the million dollar mark, after less than two days of assessments.
City officials say the possibility of federal aid is unlikely.  

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Volunteers and donations from the Salvation Army, Red Cross, and residents have been pouring in as the city gradually cleans up the mess. The city has set up a call system to get volunteers to areas that need the most help.

Police Chief Dale Winters says, "Volunteers are checking in now and sending them to areas where help is needed. We have elderly people who can't do anything."

As of Monday, the city was still in need of cleaning supplies like mops, brooms, and shovels. Call the volunteer help line at 423-486-2151.

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