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Nashville Strong Moving Days: Christmas Day bombing recovery efforts continue

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Posted at 2:27 PM, Jan 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-10 08:32:30-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — This weekend residents and businesses severely impacted by the Christmas Day bombing were able to retrieve their items.

The city says about 400 residents and more than 40 businesses were impacted by this explosion

During "Nashville Strong Moving Days," the Urban and Search Rescue Teams escorted people into some of the restricted areas to help pick up anything they want to take back.

"Some of them have lost everything so we’re here to support them and help them any way we can," said Sgt. Kris DeLap with Metro police.

While most items were wiped out by the bombing, some have been able to retrieve sentimental items.

"The urban search and rescue was able to get a clock out it was a wooden clock and a gentleman they got it to him his wife really wanted because it was passed down from generations," DeLap said.

The moving day continues Sunday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Emails have been sent out to anyone who has been impacted. They are asking people to reserve three-hour blocks so everyone has a chance to come.

Victim services, such as TEMA and Tennessee voices for victims, were also on-site for anyone needing assistance.

Second Avenue business owners and residents who did not receive an email can request additional information by contacting MNPD Sergeant Brion Kris Delap at brion.delap@nashville.gov.