MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (WCBD) – The clean-up continues in many areas affected by tornadoes and severe storms that tore through the state on Monday
One of the hard-hit areas was Cedar Island in Moncks Corner where homes and trees were badly damaged or destroyed.
Residents and their friends and family members have spent the day sawing and gathering wood, branches and other debris to be hauled off and piles have been stacked on the sides of the roads around the community.
Disaster companies and insurance companies were also busy assessing damage and beginning their work.
Berkeley County Supervisor Johnny Cribb says officials with the county will be in the area to do assessments of the damage in the coming days.
“There’s a significant amount of damage in the Fairlawn community and also in and around the 402 area,” said Cribb. “A lot of these houses have structural damage; our roads and bridges crews are picking up debris and we’re coordinating the SCDOT to get this stuff picked up as fast as we can.”
Cribb said road and bridges crews normally work 10-hour days, but they’re going to be working them on Fridays and Saturdays to help with the recovery.
Berkeley County Sheriff Duane Lewis sent inmate work crews from the jail to help take loads of debris away as well.