From staff and press reports
With a month gone by since the tornado hit Winston County, debris removal in the county and city is underway.
The city after an initial approval of 4D Construction in partnership with Southern Debris Removal based in South Carolina the city had to rescind the order in a May 20 meeting. 4D Construction in partnership with Southern Debris Removal paperwork did not meet all the requirements since Southern Debris Removal was listed as the primary contractor and is not a Mississippi Licensed Contractor.
The city then approved the bid and proposal of Hensley R. Lee (HRL) Contracting, Inc of Picayune.
The company has been clearing debris in the city with three passes on most streets affected by the storm each day.
The Winston County Board of Supervisors has awarded the Contract for Debris Removal to Hughes Construction Company of Louisville MS, and the Monitoring Contract to ARX Disaster Management of Picayune, MS.
With the debris monitoring city and county leaders receive a debris removal daily report outlining items from debris quantity cleared from the right of way to average loads per truck per day.
The city has converted the city owned land fill into an operation to handle the estimated 25 to 30 extra trucks and estimated 4,000 to 6,000 cubic yards per day.