Clarksville, TN – No injuries were reported as of 3:00am Wednesday in Montgomery County following a strong storm that swept across the area, damaging homes and downing trees and power lines.
A line of thunderstorms hit the Clarksville area just before 1:00am with high winds and heavy rain. One weather observer in the Woodlawn area reported a wind gust of 82 mph.
Early on 911 calls were received that two mobile homes had collapsed; one on Batts Lane and the other on Birch Road where a mother and her baby were trapped inside for about 30 minutes until emergency workers were able to free them.
Later, a house fire was reported on Brownsville Road and firefighters from East Montgomery Volunteer Fire Department responded. No injuries were reported.
At the Emergency Operations Center, 911 calls were monitored and damage was reported on 14 homes during the two hours after the storm arrived. North Clarksville and northern Montgomery County seemed to be the hardes hit areas with numerous reports of trees and power lines down. At least two reports were received of trees falling on vehicles.
After the worst of the storm passed, Clarksville Street Department crews were working to clear streets across the city.
For more information about power outages, contact Clarksville Department of Electricity and Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation. Also Emergency Management Agency officials will have more detailed information later this morning.