South Pittsburg Residents Say "They're Not Giving Up The Fight " After Flash Floods

Reported by: James Mahon
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Updated: 7/17/2013 7:27 pm
South Pittsburg, TN, (WDEF)- Julie Wehunt of Walker Oil in South Pittsburg says no one has taken a break from cleaning since the flash floods of last week.

"We are getting it cleaned up pretty well, it's just going to take a little time you know"

Michael Hall of Hammer's Dept Store is still dealing with the mud.

"At first it was a little stressful but everything settling down, we taking it one day at a time, we will get through, the community has been real helpful and we just trying to get things cleaned up and back to normal"
 
City Administrator Sammy Burrows says S.Pittsburg folk are not afraid of hard work.

"The majority of people here are not looking to blame somebody they are looking to help somebody"

Burrows added that while they have ran into some brick walls getting federal financial aid to the area, his team are not giving up the fight.

"If there is help out there for us financially we are going to find out, we are not promising that, but we are digging to see what's out there and if you bare with us we will be back to normal before long"

While no one was injured during the flash floods the cost of repairing the town is running into the millions.

South Pittsburg residents and officials say they could not have got back on their feet this quickly without the support of volunteers from Kimball, Jasper and teams from across Marion County.
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