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Sumter County Public Works calls on help to clear trees

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Storm clean up continues in Sumter County where 51 homes were damaged by an EF-1 tornado early Saturday morning.

Public works crews are working overtime to clear more than two thousand trees that fell during the storm. They enlisted help from Sumter County's Correctional Institute to make the work go quicker. Piles of debris stand six feet tall in places. Crews set up two staging areas to keep the debris off the roads.

"One of the staging areas is right here at this location on Flintside Drive, the other is up on Cobb Cheek Road, up there and we thank land owners for stepping up and letting us use these areas for the staging," said Willie Young, Sumter County Public Works Director.

Trees will likely be chipped up then hauled away.

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