Over 1 million pounds of storm debris collected in Hartsville

Over 1 million pounds of storm debris collected in Hartsville

HARTSVILLE, SC (WMBF) – Crews with the city of Hartsville have collected over 1.1 million pounds of debris from storm-related issues in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew.

According to a press release from the city of Hartsville, approximately 1,107,140 pounds of debris had been picked up as of Friday, Oct. 21.

"At this time, yard debris removal is the focus of the city's efforts," the release stated. "Other items such as furniture will be picked up at a later time."

City officials added that representatives with the Federal Emergency Management Agency have been in the area for damage assessments and collecting information related to damages.

However, residents and business owners are urged to be careful who they give important personal information to.

FEMA representatives have badges and are easily identifiable, the release stated. Anyone claiming to assist FEMA or be with the agency should be reported to the proper authorities.

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