Recovery & Cleanup Begin in Northwest Sussex County


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Neighbors were helping neighbors Sunday to help begin the recovery after Saturday night’s tornado. Sussex Countians showed up with trucks, trailers, chainsaws and themselves to help begin the clean up – cutting trees away from houses, broken branches from damaged trees and clearing tons of debris. Numerous state and county officials were also on the ground surveying the damage – including Governor John Carney and officials from DEMA, DHSS and DelDOT. Also Sunday morning President Biden spoke with officials from multiple states suffering from weekend storms – including Governor Carney to let them know the Biden administration will do everything possible to help – for as long as it takes.

Sussex County EOC officials report over 60 structures in the area that have sustained damage, from minor to complete loss. The storm cut a 14-mile long swath of damage through northwestern Sussex County from the Bridgeville-Greenwood area to Ellendale.

Family members of the man killed in the tornado have started a GoFundMe for their family members to cover funeral and clothing costs for survivors.