Gibson Co. Commission

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Monday morning’s Gibson County Commission meeting was full of talk about storm damage that still remains from last month. Although Mayor Tom Witherspoon said he’s proud of the communities clean up efforts, he adds there’s still a lot to be done. Emergency Management Officials estimate the two April storms caused more than $6 million in damage. In order to qualify for federal assistance, commissioners hope they can combine the two storms and treat them as one event. “Combining the two storms would also combine monetary amount of damages that were encumbered from each storm and put those two numbers together and gives us a larger number,” said Mayor Witherspoon Gibson County EMA director Ricky Graves says they still have to wait to see if President Obama will declare Tennessee a disaster area before they know where assistance can come from.

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