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Clean-Up Efforts Continuing In Southern Indiana

Officials say residents should be wary of people going door-to-door collecting donations for victims.

Henryville Church

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A church in Henryville has turned into a supply center for people affected by the tornadoes.

CLean-up efforts are continuing in southern Indiana. Denise Derrer with the joint information center of the Indiana Department of Homeland Security says as of Saturday morning, Clark county reported 800 tons of debris had been removed along with 100 tons in Scott county, 100 cubic yards in Jefferson county and 15 tons in Ripley county.

Derrer says those wanting to help out with clean-up efforts need to first contact the volunteer reception center in Jeffersonville.

“You can put your name on the list,” she says. “Tell them what you know how to do. Can you run a chainsaw? Can you run a welder? You know what you’re good at and then as they need those skills, they will call you and get you dispatched specifically for a task that you’re ready to do.”

Derrer says FEMA is on the ground helping people register for federal disaster aid. She says the agency will open its disaster recovery center Tuesday and will be going door-to-door in Ripley county on Wednesday to see if anyone needs assistance.

Indiana Homeland Security’s Arvin Copeland and Incident Commander Michial Compton say volunteers should call Metro United way at 211. Victims seeking aid may contact FEMA. They also have a one stop shop located on the Ivy Tech Campus in Sellersburg.

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