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Storm recovery underway; Giuliani may visit

Lamar County has begun the long, arduous process of digging out from a devastating tornado that struck here just before 1 a.m. Thursday. County crews and private contractors are working to open roads closed by fallen trees and power lines. Other are working to restore power. ”We just have to start at the substations and rebuild our way out. That is how bad it is,” Southern Rivers Energy spokesman Bobby Ferris. There were reports that former mayor Rudy Giuliani, who led New York City in its recovery from the September 11 attacks, will tour Barnesville-Lamar County Friday, offering his help and expertise. Giuliani is in Atlanta for a speaking engagement. Radio traffic from the tornado scene as compiled by Lamar feeder: More on this story as it develops.

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