Roof Blown Off House In Tenalla Community

House Damaged From Thunderstorms Sunday
Strong thunderstorms rolled across the region Sunday afternoon prompting the National Weather Service to place Cherokee, Etowah, DeKalb, Calhoun, and StClair Counties under a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for winds associated with the storms in excess of 60 mph, intense cloud to ground lightning, small hail, and heavy rainfall.
As the storms moved through the Tenalla Community of Cherokee County, a home on county road 19 suffered wind damage with a portion of the roof blown off. Mt.Weisner Volunteer Fire Department responded and requested assistance from Centre Department with additional tarps. Cherokee County EMA responded as well.
Numerous trees were knocked down in two rounds of storms. The first rolled through in the early afternoon affecting the northern communities of the county taking down several trees with fire departments dispatched to clear the roadways. The second round of storms cause more trees to go down across a larger area including county road 65, county road 71, and reports of two trees down on highway 411 north from the east end of the Bypass to the Moshat Community.
No injuries were reported.
With the storms Sunday much needed rainfall was enjoyed as the area was suffering from dry conditions and hot temperatures.

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