NASHVILLE, Tenn.--1,200 employees and more than 45 businesses have been affected by the Christmas Day bombing in Nashville according to Mayor John Cooper's office.
Updating cleanup and recovery efforts from the blast, the office's morning update states the Office of Emergency Management has a mobile command unit stationed at Riverfront Park to offer support to agencies helping in the recovery.
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Victims of the blast can call 211 and 311 for assistance where they will be directed to the proper organizations for help. The Nashville Fire Department started to escort residents and business owners to recover belongings on Wednesday, homeowners and business owners were allowed to retrieve personal belongings presuming the structure was safe. In instances where it was not safe, NFD personnel were able to retrieve items for the homeowners.
The Metro Codes Department will be evaluating the safety of buildings in an effort to determine if they are safe. This process is expected to be done on Thursday and a few of the buildings may have to be demolished.
Metro Public Works has also started the cleanup effort of debris. Their goal is to remove large pieces of debris, glass, and other materials before possible storms Thursday night and Friday morning.
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