Wednesday’s storms blew away lives, houses — and some personal records.
Geologist Terry Davis lives on a ridge near downtown Knoxville. He trudged outside his home Thursday morning and found a document on his driveway. It was a mammogram from a clinic about 110 miles away, Chattanooga Imaging.
“I should let this lady know that personal information ... is scattered from there to Knoxville — and maybe further? — but I doubt they have phone, email or even power now,” Davis wrote in an email.
Hixson homeowner Clay Bolling, 77, had a similar find. As he sorted through insulation, roofing and other debris, Bolling spotted a bank deposit slip from Huntsville, Ala., and a black cowboy hat.
The deposit had a person’s name on it.
“I couldn’t believe it,” he said.
— By Staff Writer Chris Carroll
Chris Carroll covers federal politics for the Times Free Press. A Chattanooga native, he went to Red Bank High School and graduated with honors from East Tennessee State University. Chris investigated violent crime, municipal government and hospitals before taking the political beat. For tornado coverage, he and Pam Sohn won a first-place Tennessee Associated Press Managing Editors deadline reporting award. In 2010, Chris won the Golden Press Card Award of Merit and another deadline reporting ...
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