Macon-Bibb county continues to work to pick up storm debris


MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Crews are getting closer to picking up all of the debris left from Tropical Storm Irma.

Macon-Bibb County Emergency Management Agency Director, Spencer Hawkins says more than 60% of debris has been picked up. Clean-up crews have collected more than 52,000 cubic yards of debris,  about 1,431 truck loads.

Hawkins says crews are working 7 days a week and doing the best they can.

“We’re trying to be diligent and pick everything up,” said Hawkins. “Making sure that, everything is picked up and it’s done safely. We’re still dealing with very big trees, very big debris.”

The county still asks you to be patient.

If you feel that your part of your neighborhood has been missed, let the county know.

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Edna Ruiz joined the 41NBC news team in October of 2016. She was born and raised in Plant City, Florida. Edna graduated from the University of South Florida in May of 2016, majoring in Telecommunications with a focus in Broadcast News and a minor in Political Science. During her time at USF, she interned at Univision Tampa Bay, FOX 13 News and was the On-Air Promotions announcer for the New York Yankees during Spring Training. She was a USF Latino Scholar and a member of Alpha Delta Pi. She comes from a Mexican-American background and is fluent in Spanish. Although she’s very new to the area, she is excited to be serving the Middle Georgia community. Edna loves to meet new people and hear their stories. So, if you have a story idea or just want to say hi, feel free to reach out to her at