Storm debris piling up on Fayetteville streets

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Fayetteville workers are picking up seven days a week as trash piles up after the storm in Cumberland County.

Hurricane Matthew floodwaters continue to go down, but trash is stacking up.

Piles of debris are starting to litter neighborhoods across Cumberland County. And officials have called in huge trucks to haul out the trash.

On Sessoms Street, in the Habitat for Humanity neighborhood, the workforce behind much of the repair and recovery is volunteers.

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Even children, such as 7-year-old Addie Gunter, are pitching in to help.



They're ripping out everything that is wet and soggy from the storm, which means pretty much everything.

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In other neighborhoods, a fleet of city and contract trash crews began picking up what looks like an endless line of storm-debris piles that quickly fill the trucks and trailers.

It's all headed to the city landfill. Fayetteville city officials say the debris pickup will be seven days a week until it's cleaned up.

Still, there remains an urgent need for volunteers to help with the recovery efforts.

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"Yesterday, we had four volunteers. Today we had four," said Tammy Laurence of Habitat for Humanity. "We are going to be here through all of it every day, however many months it takes, we are going to be here.

"We need churches. We need anyone that feels that they can come down and help us," Laurence said.

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