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Residents still picking up the pieces in Camilla one month after Michael

Posted at 5:23 PM, Nov 08, 2018
and last updated 2019-10-02 15:51:45-04

CAMILLA, Ga. (WTXL) - Saturday marks one month since Hurricane Michael made landfall and devastated many communities. 

Camilla, like other towns in south Georgia, still have a number of downed trees and debris piles lining the streets.

City officials, however, are already breaking down their performance immediately following the storm, and what can be improved upon for future storms.

Steve Sykes, Camilla City Manager, believes many improvements can be made to communication and how information is getting to the public.  

"We need some better backup plans for how we communicate, rather than getting in a vehicle and trying to find somebody. Very primitive," said Sykes. "Second thing we have identified are some weaknesses that we have in our generator backup systems. We are certainly going to address those." 

Sykes urges all Mitchell County residents to register with FEMA for disaster recovery assistance.

The Disaster Recovery Center will be back in Mitchell County on Nov. 15-20 at the Emergency Services Facility.