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Clean Up Begins After Strong Storms Cause Damage

By Empriss Campbell
By ecampbell@wbbjtv.com

JACKSON, Tenn. - Heavy rain and high powered winds flew threw parts of West Tennessee Friday afternoon. Saturday, many residents spent a portion of the day cleaning up in hot, humid conditions.

Thomas Lewis said he was thankful no one was hurt after a 8-foot tree fell on his roof.

"I was like, oh my God you 'cause we didn't know if somebody had hit the tree," said Lewis.

The Jackson man said he was sitting in his living room when he heard the big boom.

"We could see the tree falling into the house my wife saw it and of course she started screaming," said Lewis.

Lewis said he is concerned that the rest of the tree could fall on Highway 45.

"JPD and Officer Butler was real concerned about the tree because there's a good possibility that it could fall over, and when it does it's going to take out all the power lines and cover 3 lanes of traffic," said Lewis.

Lewis said he called Jackson Electric Authority, and they told him the tree won't be removed until Monday.

At the height of the Friday afternoon storm, 5000 JEA customers were without power. JEA spokesperson told 7 Eyewitness News that all of their customers had power by midnight.
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