Thursday, November 15, 2007

Tornado Strikes Kimball, TN

A tornado has hit Kimball, TN in Marion County. Kimball is about an hour and a half from my home. At last report, I was hearing about 9 or 10 possible injuries, none serious. My company owns billboards in Marion County.

Story from WDEF-Chattanooga

Video from WDEF-Chattanooga

Story from Nashville's Tennessean newspaper

News Channel 9-Chattanooga-Home Page

WRCB TV-Chattanooga-Home Page

Locally, I received 1.82" of rain from yesterday's storms. We had alot of cloud to ground lightning. Very dangerous at times. At 3:30 pm yesterday, it was completely dark from the storm clouds.


Dewdrop said...

Great coverage, Michael. Congrats on the severe weather.

Michael Detwiler said...

Thanks Dew...we're still waiting to hear about some our billboards in that market.

Anonymous said...

I lived in Marion until I was 18 years old. I'm currently a Junior Meteorology Major at the University of South Alabama in Mobile... This was "BIG" news last year. I knew Marion County was due for a Tornado. The last Tornado that occured was in 1995. I watched the storm as it was moved into Marion County and was in total shock. I had called, Emailed, and Text Messaged everyone I knew that was in the path. Thankfully, everyone was ok. It's really a tough being 400 miles away knowing my hometown was being nailed by a tornado.


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