A storm that’s causing death in other parts of the country blew through Warren County with relatively little wind damage Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.
McMinnville Public Works employees had to deal with a couple downed trees in the city but that was the brunt of the damage, according to Public Works assistant director Brad Hennessee.
“There was a tree across Post Road and one across a road in Westwood but that was about it,” said Hennessee.
Outside the city limits, Road Superintendent Levie Glenn said county crews removed five trees from roads, including three around the Rock Island area on Payne Road, Junior Whitt Road and Copenhaven Road. He said trees were also removed from across Northcutt’s Cove Road and New Bybee Road.
“I was really expecting a lot worse than that with the high winds we had,” said Glenn. “I’d say we dodged a bullet.”
Elsewhere the damage was much more substantial. There were tornadoes in Virginia and the death toll was reported as four.
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency Wednesday night after tornadoes damaged homes and left thousands without power. In South Carolina, a man was killed Wednesday when a tree fell on him.
Bill Bunting with National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center estimated 20 to 24 tornados hit from Louisiana to Florida on Tuesday.
One of the hardest-hit areas along the Gulf Coast was an RV park in the town of Convent, in southern Louisiana. RVs were tossed about and lay on top of wrecked cars and pickup trucks. Two people were killed there, and 31 injured.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.