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Storms cause damage in area

While Sunday afternoon’s pop-up thunderstorms seemed to skirt our area by and large, there were reports of some damage.

In Oak Ridge, city officials said that the storms that moved through at around 4:15 pm with heavy rain and strong winds led to several calls for assistance and widespread power outages. Emergency crews responded to several reports storm damage, including a roof being partially torn off the top of a building on Warehouse Road. There were also several calls about trees on buildings and homes as well as across some roadways. In a Facebook post Sunday evening, the city said that one woman was struck by a falling tree at her Nesper Road home and had to be transported to an area hospital with what the city called “serious injuries.” No other details were immediately available, but we will update you as developments warrant.

Crews had much of the debris from yesterday’s storms cleared by late last night, and power was restored in relatively short order, as well.

In LaFollette, emergency crews were called to a home on North Street early Sunday morning after a tree fell on the residence. Despite extensive damage to the home, no injuries were reported.

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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