State Officials Survey Tornado Damage In Robertson County
ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – Congressman Mark Green and Senator Kerry Roberts were in Springfield Monday to see firsthand the damage left in the wake of Saturday’s tornado.
Congressman Mark Green – “It was important to see the damage firsthand so I can advocate on behalf of those who have lost so much. I’ll be reaching out later today to our federal agencies for whatever relief may be available.
“I also want to thank Mayor Ann Schneider, City Manager Ryan Martin and Senator Kerry Roberts for touring me through the damage and doing a great job of serving the people of Springfield during this difficult time.”
Senator Kerry Roberts – “It’s very sobering to see the devastation. We’re very fortunate that no lives were lost in Springfield or Robertson County. I deeply appreciate the first responders and crews working around the clock to get utilities and services restored.
“We’re blessed to live in a community where people care for each other. I also appreciate Congressman Green making it a priority to come to Springfield and for Mayor Ann Schneider and City Manager Ryan Martin’s leadership.”
Following a damage survey, US National Weather Service Nashville determined the tornado that struck Springfield in Robertson County was an EF-2 with a path length of 3.5 miles and max winds of 120 mph. 4 people were injured. See expandable tornado path map below.
Springfield City Debris Removal…
The City of Springfield will collect debris through Thursday, December 14. Roads in the affected area will be closed while crews remove debris. Volunteers will be able to assist with cleanup once again on Friday, Dec. 15.
For more information or to donate: Click HERE – once you are at the designated link, specify which community would you like your donation to serve? Robertson Co., Davidson Co., Clarksville Area, or area of Most Need.
If you know of anyone who needs assistance with disaster cleanup, they can ask for help HERE