Volume 53, Number 20

twenty four pages two sections

Byrdstown, Tennessee 38549 -- Thursday, May 19, 2016

Pickett County gets powerful storm last week

Pickett County gets  powerful storm last week  During a powerful storm that hit Pickett County last Tuesday evening, June 21st, several trees were snapped and uprooted causing property damage and power outages.
According to Pickett County Road Superintendent Jimmy Cope, the Greenbriar Community had the most damage with roads covered by fallen trees, homes were damaged and power lines were blown down. County workers spent many hours clearing debris from roadways.
One person was driving on Bakers Point above the Farmhouse during the storm and a big tree fell on top of the vehicle (pictured at right), luckily the man was not injured.
There has not been a confirmation on what type of winds did the damage that uprooted trees and twisted tree tops.

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