|Published: 8:49 AM, 04/15/2013
||Last updated: 8:49 AM, 04/15/2013
Author: Tommy Millsaps
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
In an all too familiar occurrence in
recent years, severe weather ripped through Monroe County Thursday
The Madisonville area got the brunt of
the rough weather, but other areas throughout the county had downed
trees and other damage.
The damaged in and around Madisonville
was bad enough to prompt the National Weather Service from Morristown
to survey the damage to see if it was caused by a tornado.
Late Friday, the National Weather Service determined the damage was not caused by a tornado, but straight-line winds up to 110 mph at one point.
There were no reports of fatalities or
injuries, but the Red Cross opened a shelter at First United
Methodist Church in Madisonvill--just a short distance away from
most of the damage.
State, county and Madisonville city
officials declared states of emergencies in the affected areas. The
Salvation Army also assisted with the recovery.
"We are covered up," Monroe County
Emergency Management Agency Director Brian Turpin said as he toured
the county just before noon Friday with the National Weather Service.
See full story in the Sunday, April 14, edition of The Advocate & Democrat.
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