After Hurricane Matthew
Mayor Bobby L. Davis said he was thankful citizens made it through Hurricane Matthews damage conditions with no fatalities reported. Even though there were no fatalities we had devastating weather but overall the city is really blessed Mayor Davis said.
Mayor Davis thanked residents for their patience, calling the clean-up effort a slow process. “We have contacted the South Carolina Department of Transportation and they plan to make two pickups for debris and we ask that all tree removals be moved to the side of the road as soon as possible.”
Mayor Davis said crews were on the frontline and emergency responders were on the job rescuing others. There was flooding on Strawberry Street and the Thomas Trailer Park where residents had to be transported to shelters. There were three boats to help with transports and cleared roads as much as much as possible.
We have seen volunteers, first responders, Mayors, council members, city administrators, city workers, Power Company, and military work together as Hurricane Matthew swept through Marion County. Many had tears in their eyes as they witness the destruction that Matthew has left. Throughout the county many were rescued by boat and helicopter as they carry were what they could in their hands. The flood waters had taken over and they had to leave their home immediately. Yet with all the destruction and damage the community still stands strong for Marion County. Everyone had and still is working together as a community to repair and restore that was lost for an even better and stronger Marion County.
Hurricane Matthew is temporary in God’s plan to get our attention to what he can do. Mayor Davis thanked fellow fire departments and agencies for their help.
HURRICANE MATTHEW PHOTOS:
W. MULLINS ST, BOBBY GERALD PARKWAY, JONES AVE, DUNLOP, FRANKLIN AVE, N MAIN ST, THOMAS TRAILOR PARK, McEACHERN HTS., EAST GODBOLT, WITHLACOOCHEE AVE, BLUE ST, ENGLISH PARK RD, SPRING ST, TIMBERLAND PARK, MANNING ST.