published Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

Overnight storms send trees falling into homes, cars

Photo by WRCB-TV Channel 3 /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

EAST RIDGE, TN — Overnight storms caused damage throughout the Tennessee Valley. The Chattanooga Fire Department says it was busy all nights answering calls of downed power lines, but it seems East Ridge got more of it.

Strong winds knocked down dozens of trees in one East Ridge neighborhood alone. Some of them are pretty big and caused considerable damage along Greenbriar Road.

"The racket woke us up and then when came out, we saw all the damage," Brenda Lee said. A city-owned tree narrowly missed Brenda Lee's house, but it crashed into her storage building. She says it was slated to be removed, but the storm beat the city to the punch.

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