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Volunteers met up today at the Polk County Sheriff’s Office as cleanup efforts were underway around Polk County following a stormy day this past Thursday.
Additionally, portable showers along with washers and dryers are available at Union Grove Baptist Church on 407 Cason Road, Cedartown, for those who remain without water and power at this time.
The efforts are underway to help out several areas damaged by the storm, some of the worst happening around Tuck Street, Woddall Road and the Cason Road area. Those who took part today included Haralson County Sheriff Stacy Williams, many of his Command staff and Deputies serving here in Polk County along with Antioch Volunteer Fire and Rescue, Georgia Baptist Disaster Relief Team, CedarCrest Church from Acworth, Vertical Life Church in Dallas, Matt Peace of Rockmart with CAI Property Services, Polk County Commissioners Scotty Tillery, Linda Liles, and many resident volunteers.
The area around Cedartown High School and Northview Cemetery also saw trees uprooted and damage. This morning, crews were out setting track and field mats for pole vaulting and high jumps back up, and another was using a crane to replace backstop netting poles that were bent by the severe weather on March 25.
Among the other items of note for those who are undertaking cleanup efforts today is that in those areas impacted by the storm will be able to place debris near the roadway fir pickup.
In a release on late Friday afternoon, county officials reported that “debris will be picked up by the Polk County Public Works Department as soon as possible.”
The county asks that no ditches or waterways be blocked by cleanup debris.
For those with significant storm impact to their home in need of immediate assistance, the Red Cross hotline is available at 855-891-7325. Those in immediate need of help and need of volunteers can call the non-emergency 911 line for assistance at 770-748-3400.
Avoid any areas where barricades or utility trucks are working on the roadway.
The Sheriffs Office offered their additional thanks to Home Depot for donations of chainsaws, bottle water and supplies as soon as the storm hit Friday.
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