Storm damage reports rush in from Carroll and Gibson counties

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ATWOOD, Tenn. — Rain, wind and thunderstorms caused damage Wednesday across West Tennessee. The line of thunderstorms that moved through West Tennessee brought heavy rain, strong winds and even hail. WBBJ got a lot of reports of storm damage out of Carroll and Gibson counties. Reports rushed in as WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News viewer Rex Ferrell sent a video and snapped a few pictures of flash flooding in Milan where it rained nearly an inch in less than two hours. Over to Carroll county, Sheila Arnold sent pics from Yuma of uprooted tees and downed power lines caused by winds gusting up to 40 miles per hour.

A family home was struck by lightning in Atwood. Neighbor Billy Jean Mayberry tells us what she heard. “This morning I heard a loud boom. I knew that it struck something, but I didn’t know what.” Mayberry says she was worried about her family and was shocked when she learned lightning had struck so close to home. “It was my friend’s house. I work with her, and I didn’t know until the news got here that it was her home.” The homeowners told Mayberry their electrical pole was struck, but everything else seems to be OK. “Nothing was really hurt. She said the washer was still working, the lights was on, and when it hit nothing had went off at the time.” No one was hurt in Wednesday’s wild weather, and more thunderstorms could be on the way.

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