Congressman Buddy Carter along with Richmond Hill and Bryan County officials toured the area this afternoon to look at damage and talk with homeowners.
Richmond Hill City Councilman Russ Carpenter said Carter, along with state Reps. Ron Stephens, R-Savannah, and Jesse Petrea, R-Savannah, worked with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency to help speed cleanup efforts.
“They said as long as we take pictures to document the amount we can start moving it,” Carpenter said.
Councilman John Fesperman said the city will start moving debris to Boles Park off of Harris Trail.
“That’s where we take the discarded Christmas trees and mulch them so people can come and get it for their landscaping,” he said.
The city will use Boles Park as a staging area before moving the debris to the landfill on Fort McAllister Road.
Bryan County Commissioners Chairman Jimmy Burnsed said the county would also start moving debris Tuesday morning to the landfill.
Officials said there was no time table for debris collection to be completed based on the massive amount.
Also joining the tour Monday afternoon were Richmond Hill Mayor Harold Fowler, Councilman Johnny Murphy and Fire Chief Ralph Catlett.