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Storm downs trees in Obion County

Storm downs trees in Obion County

In terms of personal injury, Obion County dodged the bullet Thursday evening when a strong line of thunderstorms passed through the area.
But in terms of downed trees and power lines, “we took a hit,” said Capt. Kent Treece of the Obion County Sheriff’s Department.
He said initial damage reports began coming in from the general public about 6 p.m. Thursday.
“Mostly, it was downed trees and stuff,” he said.
There was one report of a tree on a house in the Crystal community.
Hot spots of downed trees included Walnut Grove Road in the South Fulton area; Bone Road, which is northwest of Union City; Fish Gap Hill in the Walnut Log community; and Mount Manuel Church Road, also in the Walnut Log community.
Other than the sheriff’s department, public agencies that responded to the emergencies include the Obion County Highway Department, the Obion County Rescue Squad, the Tennessee Department of Transportation, the Obion County Highway Department and the Fulton County (Ky.) Highway Department.
“They were busy from about 6 o’clock to midnight,” Treece said. “Midnight, thereabout, everything was cleaned up and the roads were open to traffic. There were no injuries, as far as we know.
“These storm cells were intermittent, just popped up here and there. It was a mess for a while. But they got it cleaned up. We express our thanks and appreciation to everyone who helped.”
Published in The Messenger on 10.19.07

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