High Winds and Heavy Rains Hit Cherokee County Hard on Friday Afternoon

Cherokee County was under a “Severe Thunderstorm Warning” from just before 1:00 on Friday afternoon until 2:15.

High winds across the area pushed emergency crews to the limit – moving both limbs and full trees from across the roadway, and that was combined with extremely heavy rainfall.  Around 1:20 – a tree reportedly fell on a house on Highway 9 in Cedar Bluff; fortunately no one was hurt.  Live power lines and power poles were reported across the roadway about 1:30pm on County Road 29 off of 33.  A roof was reportedly blown off a residence around 1:40pm on Coumty Road 778 in the Mud Creek community.

Just prior to 1:00pm we had reports of a tornado touching down in Section headed to the Scottsboro area.

Around 1:20pm, reports of heavy rain and high winds were coming from the Calhoun County area as well.

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