Volume 51, Number 16

sixteen pages

Byrdstown, Tennessee 38549 -- Thursday, April 17, 2014

Storm does damage in Pickett County

Storm does damage in Pickett CountyThe recent storms that hit Tennessee hard caused damage in Pickett County. Volunteer Energy Cooperative reported fewer than 200 outages total during the two days of high winds and power was restored within several hours.
According to Pickett County Road Superintendent Jimmy Cope, many roads were flooded and workers had to remove debris and fix gullies. There were also some roads which were washed out and had to be repaired.
Pictured at top right is a home on Olympus Drive where a large tree uprooted and snapped causing damage to a fence. Middle picture is the high water of Wolf River at Alvin C. York Grist Mill. Below is Main Street and the Post Office where high waters caused parking problems for some customers.

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