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Henderson County Not Included in Governor’s Weather Relief Counties List

The Executive Order 94, issued by Gov. Bill Lee, did not include Henderson County, Tennessee, despite the loss of power by man and severe damage that was caused.
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Article by W. Clay Crook-

Governor Bill Lee issued Executive Order 94 on December 13, 2021, to provide operational flexibilities for nine counties affected by tornadoes and severe weather in Tennessee on December 10th through 11th. Henderson County, despite our devastation and widespread loss of power, was not included.

Henderson County Mayor Eddie Bray released the following statement late night on Tuesday, December 14th. “First of all, I’d like to start by saying that our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone affected by the severe storms and tornadoes over this past weekend. We are thankful that Henderson County sustained no loss of life, and only a few minor injuries, as things were set up to have been much worse.”

“However, Henderson Countians have, once again, endured substantial losses. Though any of us would gladly give up our belongings to save our life, it doesn’t make losing those things any easier to cope with. I can’t imagine the level of shock and heartbreak you must feel to look around you at the things you have worked so hard for in your life scattered about and in disrepair. Whatever bit of solace it may bring, please know that Henderson County is here for you, I am here for you, and we stand ready to assist you how we can.”

“It was brought to my attention yesterday afternoon that Henderson County was left out of Governor Lee’s request for an expedited decision regarding a presidential disaster declaration. I can assure you, with the utmost confidence, that this was not due to…

For the complete article, see the December 22nd edition of The Lexington Progress.

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