Guilford County Lifts State Of Emergency, But Recovery Is Far From Over

Guilford County Lifts State Of Emergency, But Recovery Is Far From Over

2:03pm Apr 23, 2018
According to Guilford County officials, more than 1,000 structures suffered damage during the recent tornado and storm that ripped through Greensboro and other parts of the Triad. DAVID FORD/WFDD

Guilford County has lifted its state of emergency as crews and volunteers continue the task of cleaning up after the deadly tornado that struck Guilford County one week ago.

As of Sunday evening the City of Greensboro says 1,800 tons of debris have been cleared so far, and there’s plenty more to go.

According to city leaders, the biggest needs right now are tarps, so residents can help shelter themselves from coming inclement weather. Hygiene items, and of course, cash, are also appreciated.

The Interactive Resource Center remains the main drop-off point for donated items. Tarp donations are also being accepted at 322 East Friendly Avenue.

In addition to the resources already committed to recovery, the city is opening two additional relief shelters to help residents with various issues. Those include the Willow Oaks Community Center and the Peeler Recreation Center.

Among other fundraisers already ongoing, there will be a concert called Greensboro Strong this Thursday that’s accepting financial donations to assist those affected by the tornado.

According to a county estimate last week, more than 1,000 structures, including homes, businesses and schools were damaged by the storm. One person died in the midst of the chaos.

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