Town cleans up after storm blows through
Officials still surveying damage
For all the damage caused by a storm that swept
through a Loudon County town late Wednesday
afternoon, Dennis Queen’s comments may best describe
the community spirit shown when longtime friends
showed up to clear trees that fell around — and on —
Millsaps said the students remained in their sheltering spot from 3 to about 3:40 p.m. Her students weren’t nervous. “They’re young and didn’t know what was going on and they had just gotten up from a nap,” she said. “A lot of other teachers were trying to do game and sing songs to keep kids occupied and safe at the same time.”
Inclement weather was seen throughout the area Wednesday.
The liquid oxygen is pumped in to aerate the water behind the dam, he said. “The fire is basically burning itself out because it is burning up residual oxygen in the line,” he said.
Sevier County Volunteer Fire Department, Sevier County Sheriff’s Office, Tennessee Highway Patrol and Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office responded to fight the fire and evacuated the area.