Damaging Storms, Hail Sweep East Tennessee


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National Weather Service officials planned to survey at least three East Tennessee areas today for possible tornado strikes, including Claiborne County, where 10 homes were destroyed by a severe, swift-moving storm Sunday night.
The damage, reported along state Highway 63 in the Speedwell…

National Weather Service officials planned to survey at least three East Tennessee areas today for possible tornado strikes, including Claiborne County, where 10 homes were destroyed by a severe, swift-moving storm Sunday night.

The damage, reported along state Highway 63 in the Speedwell community, included Claiborne County Sheriff David Ray’s home, according to Gina Breeding, Claiborne County Emergency Management Agency’s administrative/operations officer.

Ray and his wife took refuge in their basement, Breeding said.

The couple emerged unhurt and the sheriff then went to work at a local emergency service command post, she added.

Searchers were going door-to-door amid debris of ruined homes in Speedwell, Breeding added.

Storm survey teams also are being dispatched to the Churchill area in Hawkins County, and to Gray, Tenn., in Washington County. Both areas had reports of several damaged homes and numerous trees and power lines down, according to Sam Roberts, with the National Weather Service office in Morristown.

Baseball-size hail also was reported in areas such as Oneida in Scott County, he added.

There were no immediate reports of death or injuries, Roberts said.

Officials had yet to confirm any possible tornadoes Sunday night.

In Knoxville, firefighters responded to several possible lightning strikes, including a home that was destroyed by fire in the 1300 block of Barkley Heights Lane, Knoxville Fire Department Capt. D.J. Corcoran said.

“It was in the attic area — more than likely from the storm, lightning related,” Corcoran said. “It was pretty intense. They pulled (all of the firefighters) out because the roof was collapsing.”

Also in South Knoxville, storms blew the roof off a laundromat on Sevier Avenue, according to witness reports.

In downtown Knoxville, a wooden, temporary covered walkway at a construction site in the 400 block of Gay Street collapsed, partially blocking the roadway.

Numerous downed trees and power lines were reported throughout Knox County.

The Knoxville Utilities Board reported 35,761 electrical customers without power at the height of widespread outages Sunday night. As of 6:30 a.m. Monday, there were about 8,600 without power.

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