Spinning up in Putnam County

Spinning up in Putnam County
Bobbi Snethen

Bobbi hails from Madison, WI, and graduated from the University of Wisconsin where she studied journalism and strategic communication. Following a stint as a freelance reporter, she served as a public relations professional in the nonprofit sector working to enhance community service through storytelling and online engagement.

Last week, Winter Storm Octavia trounced parts of Tennessee, and Winter Storm Pandora decided to follow suit. Those swiftly moving frozen masses knocked down several trees which are are now blocking roadways, residential properties, homes and power lines.

At the request of local emergency management agencies, we’ve launched Operation: Old Put to provide support by conducting damage assessments, chainsaw operations, and debris removal. The team will work in six counties of the Cumberland Plateau region to assist in ongoing winter storm response and recovery efforts.

Members within 450 miles of Crossville, TN who have completed Module 1 and a background check within Roll Call can list their availability here. Those who register will receive further instruction via email while more information is also posted to Roll Call. Let’s do this.