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Two Confirmed Dead in Tennessee, BREMCO Power Restored PDF Print
Written by Steve Frank   
Thursday, 28 April 2011 16:16

Since daylight, authorities to our east and west are evaluating damage from the line of storms that slammed the area early this morning. In Johnson County Tennessee, reports indicate that two people are confirmed dead after storms cut a swath across most of the county, from Butler through the Doe Valley, through Cole Springs and exiting north of Mountain City in the darkness, tearing into structures, dumping trees and debris onto roads.  County Mayor Larry Potter traveled as much of the storm path as he could during much of the day, and reported his observations, "It's just pretty devastating here in Johnson County, pretty bad in the lower end of the just have to see it to believe it...It's just tough right now."
Authorities have not identified those killed in the storms, and the National Weather Service will be there tomorrow to determine whether one or more tornadoes did the damage in Johnson County.

In Caldwell, the National Weather Service has gathered data to determine whether the southern and eastern sections were hit by tornadoes.  Homes in the Little River and Dudley Shoals areas were damaged, one with a roof torn off on Beatrice Lane, multiple homes damaged on Lizard Lane, Temple Hill Church Road, Lacy Creek Lane, Morris Creek and Burns Roads. Downed power lines and debris closed most of those roads and Red Shoals road.

As of 5pm. Blue Ridge Electric is reporting all service restored in their service area, hit hard by the winds, falling trees, and delayed by access troubles getting to hard-hit areas.  (photos courtesy BREMCO)

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