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Cookeville Power Running after Friday’s Tornado

The city of Cookeville’s electricity is back fully after Friday’s storms. Director of Cookeville Electric Department Carl Haney said while there were minimal issues, a majority of the damage came from large fallen trees. “A lot of it touched down around South Willow Avenue, there were some trees down there that we went out and looked at,” Haney said. “It ... Read More »

Putnam EMA Offering Assistance, Survey For Tornado Damages

Putnam County EMA is reaching out the community to assist with damages from Friday’s EF-0 tornado. The County EMA Facebook page has a survey posted for those affected. The survey is to help gather damage information and let the agency know who needs help cleaning up. Here is a link to get connected with the Putnam County Emergency Management Agency ... Read More »

All Three Smithville Tornado Sirens Activate During Tuesday’s Warning

All three tornado sirens in Smithville passed their test during Tuesday’s tornado warning. EMA Director Charlie Parker said the sirens are activated automatically when they are within the National Weather Service’s polygon area. Prior to adding two new sirens, the existing siren on city hall had to be activated manually. “The first warning issued for Dekalb County was more north, ... Read More »

Dekalb Sees Damages In Three Areas, Tornado Sirens Working

Dekalb County is currently evaluating storm damages in several areas of the county. EMA Director Charlie Parker said a tornado has not been confirmed but straight line winds did take a definite path. Parker said Alexandria, northern Smithville and Johnsons Chapel took the majority of damages. “The biggest thing has been tree damage, we have some power lines down,” Parker ... Read More »

Cumberland Mayor Commends Residents, Employees For Tornado Response

Cumberland County Mayor Allen Foster said he did not know what to expect when he arrived at Pleasant Hill Elementary. Foster said it turned out to be a blessing that his county narrowly escaped tornado damage that could have been much worse. Foster said moments like this create pride in the way Cumberland County responds in an emergency. “Their SRO ... Read More »

NWS Saw No Signs Of Tornadoes From Cumberland Co. Storm

There was no indications of a tornado spawning in Cumberland County Thursday until it was already formed. That is according to National Weather Service Forecaster Sam Shamburger. Shamburger said the weak storm just decided to wrap up and created the EF-0 tornado in the Pleasant Hill area. “It had been going on for about an hour prior to reaching Cumberland ... Read More »

Pleasant Hill Community Center Hit Hardest By Thursday Tornado

Emergency crews spent Friday assessing the aftermath of Thursday’s EF-0 tornado. EMA Director Travis Cole said the Pleasant Hill Community Church’s Community Center suffered the most damage. “It is directly across the road from the elementary school, which put it in the direct path of the tornado,” Cole said. “The church itself was minor damage. They have a Pleasant Hill ... Read More »

Cumberland Residents Asked To Reach Out About Tornado Damage

Damage assessments from the tornado in Cumberland County will begin Friday. Any residents in Cumberland County who suffered damage to their home or property is being asked to contact the Crossville-Cumberland County EMA Office. That number to call is (931) 484-7016. If residents do not get an answer, they are being asked to leave a voicemail or send a direct ... Read More »

Normal To Feel Distress During Spring Storms

Thursday’s possible severe weather may be causing you more apprehension than normal. Tennessee Tech Licensed Professional Counselor Shonta Kyees said it is common for such a reaction in the aftermath of last year’s tornado. Kyees said fears vary on exactly why a storm causes distress, but we should focus on what we can and cannot control. “We can’t control when ... Read More »

Van Buren County Opening Shelters For Tornado Possibility

Van Buren County will have shelters available tonight for anyone concerned about tornadoes. If there are any tornadoes in Van Buren County Thursday the following churches will have their basements open to residents. That list includes: Bethlehem Church of Christ Spencer Church of God of Prophecy The Van Buren County Administrative Building will be open. The entrance is at the ... Read More »