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Posted on: August 8, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Post Tornado Update

After further review, the property located at 56 Main Street (Mini Mart Building) has been condemned and will be razed after being tested, and if necessary abated, for asbestos or other hazardous materials. A complete engineering review is underway to evaluate the building located at 41 Main Street. The insurer of the property is also having the building evaluated by their engineer. Tenants of 41 Main Street were able to return on Tuesday to gather a few essential items. Depending on the engineer’s analysis, tenants will be allowed to return at a future date to gather their remaining personal items. The Town is working under the assumption that the building at 41 Main Street will need to be razed and is assisting the tenants to find alternative housing to the extent possible.  

The Town of Webster is fortunate to have members of "Team Rubicon" (www.teamrubiconusa.com) coming to Town this weekend to assist residents with clean-up of debris on their property. They are a volunteer organization comprised mostly of Veterans. Town residents and local organizations have been gracious enough to donate meals and beverages for these volunteers. Residents are asked to complete a brief survey  to gather information regarding damage to local businesses and homes. By providing the requested information and we can connect residents/business owners with available resources—including help from Team Rubicon.

We thank the first responders (the Fire and Police Departments, Webster EMS, Building Commissioner, and Health Director) that continue to evaluate and address the situation. They are doing an excellent job protecting the community and helping those in need. Also, our public works departments are doing an outstanding job continuing the cleaning up the debris.

As a reminder, the "Webster Tornado Relief" fund was established at the Webster First Federal Credit Union. All monies donated into this fund will go directly toward assisting displaced residents in replacing all that was lost and beginning the process of rebuilding their lives. If you would like to make a donation, you can do so via cash or check made out to the "Webster Tornado Relief" fund and drop it off with a teller at the credit union. If you have home items such as clothing, housewares, furniture, etc., that you would like to donate, please bring them directly to the Salvation Army in Webster. The Salvation Army has been gracious enough to offer every displaced resident a voucher that can be used in their store to take home as many items as they need.

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