Many busy picking up the pieces after severe storms strike our region


A storm that only lasted minutes could take weeks to clean up. Karen Trent was outside on Spurgeon Gap Road in Gray, Tennessee when it came rolling through. She quickly ran for cover. "I try to see through my windows of the car and I see trees falling," Trent said. "It was just awful." When it passed, she was in shock. The property she helps take care of was covered in tree trunks and branches. Debris was falling around and on-top of the home. "It's just amazing that it's all over the place and its ruined my landscaping," Trent said. "It was beautiful and now its awful looking!" The damage kept Metcalf's Tree Service working hard. Crews tell us this year mother nature has made it one of their busiest yet. "In the springtime you always get this, but this has been one of the worst years that I've ever seen and I've been doing this for 32 years," Rick Metcalf, owner of Metcalf's Tree Service, said. Whipping winds were able to blow trampolines and fire pits over. Trees split, snapped and peeled right down the middle. The roots were even pulled out of the ground. "It was terrifying to me," Trent said. "I was shaking all over the place. It took me a while to get over it." People living in the community are just grateful no one was hurt by some wicked weather.

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