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Finding Places To Dispose Storm Debris

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CASTALIAN SPRINGS, Tenn. - Thousand of volunteers spent the weekend cleaning up parts of Castalian Springs, where six people died in Tuesday night's storms.

Finding places to dispose of the debris is one of the biggest problems they are facing.

Many residents still need a lot of help.

Representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency are on hand to help people file for assistance.

"Ahh, finally," said Donald Carrier said after he discovered telephone service was restored to his home.

Electricity was also turned back on to his home.

"This is incredible what it did here," he said, looking at damage. "Unbelievable."

Carrier and his wife, Ethel Carrier survived the storms that ripped through the community.

A tornado damaged at least 100 homes in Castalian Springs. County officials are searching for a contractor to take on the task.

In the meantime, the Sumner County Emergency Management Agency is gathering information for FEMA to help speed up the process so residents can begin to get federal financial aid.

"It just changed the landscape altogether. It took years for these trees to grow, and now it's going to take a lot longer," Ethel Carrier said.

Some residents said some sort of storm shelter needs to be built or designated in the community so the next time a storm comes through here, they will have a safe place to go.

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