Greenville coming to Aiken's aid in wake of winter storm debris
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -
The City of Greenville's public works department is sending a convoy of trucks and employees to Aiken to help with debris clean-up following last month's winter storm.
The city said 11 employees along with three tractor front loaders, four flatbed dump trucks, two dump trucks with trailers, two tractor backhoes, one lowboy tractor-trailer and an equipment-ready trailer with all essential ready gear is headed south to Aiken to help them clean up a large amount of tree debris.
Aiken was left dealing with the major cleanup after the winter storm walloped the area the week of Feb. 10. The Federal Emergency Management Agency estimated the amount of debris to 276,000 cubic yards.
The crew headed south is prepared to help Aiken for three to four weeks on a five-day rotational cycle.
Aiken was one of nine municipalities that came to Greenville's aid in 2005 after the ice storm caused damage and knocked out power to thousands.
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