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Don Pyron (white hat) and others work to clean up his property in northern Grenada County after storms Wednesday night. Staff photo / Galen Holley
 
By GALEN HOLLEY
Staff Writer

   Grenada County officials continued cleanup Friday from storms that pounded the area Wednesday night.
   “We had about 20 trees down across the county, mostly in the northern part,” said Grenada Civil Defense Director Trebia Rodgers.
   Fifteen of those trees were in District Four Supervisor Darrell Robinson’s area.
   Robinson and a crew of seven began their cleanup efforts near the Tallahatchie County line and worked their way east.
   “We’ve worked from Turkey Foot over toward Hwy. 333,” said Robinson.
   There were no injuries reported, according to Rodgers.
   Thursday, Robinson’s crews removed trees from roads and stacked the wood on the shoulder.   
   Some folks helped themselves to some free firewood, and Robinson said that was fine.
   “Folks are welcome to it,” he said. “It makes less work for us.”
   Robinson’s crews also graded roads that were washed by heavy rains. Max Wine Road and Proctor Road were two that received work Friday.
   On Old Hardy Road, Don Pyron sawed, burned and hauled off debris from five trees that were blown down in his yard.
   Pieces of wood pierced his air-conditioner and roof like sewing needles.
   “We just thank the good Lord nobody was hurt,” said Pyron, as he threw a few more limbs on the fire.
   Grenadians shouldn’t be alarmed when the tornado sirens go off at 9:15 a.m. on Wednesday, because it’s just Grenada Civil Defense participating in a statewide tornado drill.
   “Normally we sound the alarm at noon on Wednesday, weather permitting,” said Civil Defense Director Trebia Rodgers. “We’re one of the counties participating in a readiness drill this time around, so folks shouldn’t be concerned that the sirens are sounding at a different time,” she said.
   There are five tornado sirens in the city and five in the county.


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