|Published: 4:52 PM, 07/06/2012
||Last updated: 10:37 AM, 07/08/2012
Author: Staff Report
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
For the second time in less than a week, Monroe County was
slammed with a severe storm Thursday evening as a line of storms rolled down from Kentucky with
blasting wind and rain.
The storms may have lessened a little
once they rolled south of Knoxville, but it would be hard to tell those who lost power or had trees
down that was the case.
As of press time Friday, Fort Loudoun
Electric Cooperative was working around the clock to restore power.
At the height of Sunday night's storm, FLEC had about 2,700 customers without electricity.
"After the severe thunderstorms and strong winds ripped through our
area Thursday night, Fort Loudoun Electric Cooperative had approximately 12,000 members without
power," FLEC Spokeswoman Amy Kirkland said.
working around the clock to restore the power as quickly as possible. There are around 5,000
members still without electricity across FLEC's three-county service area (as of 2 p.m. Friday).
Extra linemen have arrived from Kentucky and Georgia to assist FLEC with the power
For updates on the power outages, please visit
www.flec.org and access the "Outage Viewer" at the bottom of the web page.
In addition to FLEC, the Sweetwater Utilities Board, county and city
road crews along with local fire departments have been extremely busy this week responding to
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