Bledsoe County family's home damaged in storms

Bledsoe County family's home damaged in storms

April 12th, 2013 by WRCB-TV Channel 3 in Local - Breaking News

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

PIKEVILLE, Tenn. - After Thursday night's storms ripped through the Midwest and deep south, Tennessee officials declared a state of emergency after reports of a possible tornado and damage in Monroe County, but high winds did some damage in Bledsoe County too.

Winds got so strong in the Nine Mile area of Pikeville, they ripped dozens of 40 pound cinder blocks off one family's garage and flung them over their house.

"We were upstairs and all of a sudden we heard the big boom and that's when the roof came over and the garage door went up on top of the house," storm victim, Edwin Farley says.

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