Storms Cause Damage

Tree just misses home... By Barry West

Wind damage from Thursday storm... Photo by Barry West

Strong winds and heavy rains moved through the Coffee County area around noon Thursday. The storm dumped 1.15 inches of rain at the National Weather Service monitoring station located at the Tullahoma Waste Water Plant. Because of the heavy downpours, the National Weather Service placed Coffee County under a flood alert. According to the Coffee County Sheriff’s Department, there were a number of trees downed in the northern section of the county. “There was damage to areas around the Beech Grove and Lakewood Park area,” Coffee County Sheriff Capt. Frank Watkins stated. He noted that deputies found a house with part of the roof blown off. According to the national weather service, radar shows just strong wind around the noon hour in the Beech Grove area.