Shelby County Community Comes Together in Aftermath of Storm

February 21, 2021 - The Shelby County Emergency Management Office and other county officials distributed drinking water and MRE (meals ready to eat) packages at the courthouse on Friday, February 19, 2021. 

Shelby County Judge Allison Harbison handed out MREs and cases of drinking water with the help of John Harbison and Walter Shofner.

Once the stock was depleted, Judge Harbison stated another distribution is expected soon and to stay tuned to media outlets for the next time.

Additional distributions have been available in the county by Donna Hughes, Justice of the Peace Pct.1, and her daughter Courney Hughes along with other volunteers. They distributed water, cheeseburgers and food plates at the United Pentecostal Church parking lot and Hillcrest Baptist Church in Center. James Ragan with 3P's Mobile Pressure washing joined forces with them and  also distributed water amongst other good deeds; thanks in part to water donated by Fastenal.

Carports and similar coverings in the area succumbed to the weight of ice and collapsed on vehicles. Jason Burch with Hughes Wrecker offered and was helping people to lift their sheds/carports off their vehicles so they could safely retrieve them.

There are so many more people out there doing what they can for their neighbors.

Although warmer temperatures have arrived and the majority of the ice has melted away, Shelby County is still not yet clear of the storm. People still need help.

Utility crews continue to try and bring things back to normal. Thanks to them and all of the volunteers out there bringing everyone together and doing what they can to help.