- Associated Press - Thursday, May 8, 2014

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) - The city of Tupelo has hired Picayune-based Executive Recovery Group Inc. to oversee recovery efforts and the removal of widespread debris from the April 28 tornado.

Mayor James Shelton tells the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal (http://bit.ly/1otqwwH ) the company will select contracts for individual services and ensuring all work meets standards required for Tupelo to receive reimbursements from the federal government.

Executive Recovery Group will partner with Tupelo-based Cook Coggin Engineers as part of the city recovery from the tornado that destroyed or damaged millions of dollars in residential and commercial property in the city and Lee County.

Lee County will follow a similar process related to storm cleanup in the county, formally issuing requests for proposals from companies Wednesday for debris monitoring and removal and will likely select companies Friday.

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Information from: Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, http://djournal.com