PUTNAM COUNTY, Tenn. — Putnam County Mayor Randy Porter said the county has had over 6,000 volunteers in the area assisting residents with cleanup and recovery since a deadly tornado swept through last Tuesday.
Ninety-two people were treated at Cookeville Regional Medical Center, according to Porter. As of Tuesday, March 10, only one person remains hospitalized in stable condition. There are no updates on any patients transported to other hospitals at this time.
The county's damage assessment continues with codes officials and TEMA and FEMA reps going from house to house. Porter said the county currently has over 700 structures that have some form of damage: 147 destroyed, 127 with major damage, 175 moderate, 262 minor and 32 businesses: 8 destroyed, 4 major, 5 moderate and 15 minor.
You can find more information about the county's recovery on Porter's Facebook page.
The volunteer central continues to be at the Putnam County Fairgrounds, according to Porter. If you want to volunteer, you can go to the county website.
Porter wanted to thank everyone for volunteering and said the outpouring of volunteers has been amazing.