Heidi Wigdahl reports from the Philadelphia community on storm damage
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00:00 And we do have reports of damage tonight and Loudon
00:02 County the severe storms even forced school officials in Philadelphia to
00:07 put the elementary school they -- on lock down. WB IR
00:10 ten news reporter Heidi -- dollars and that community tonight. Joining
00:13 us live now like tell us about the damage receive some
00:16 -- down behind you. Yeah are certain things not -- sane
00:23 as far as right now goes there have been no reports
00:25 of any injuries. At this time just a lot of as
00:28 you mentioned in downed trees downed power lines -- setter after.
00:31 We'll look at it right now here eleven style -- next
00:34 this is the son of a gas station that's really the
00:36 command center of where people are meeting to regroup. Just a
00:40 couple blocks away from here basically what you're seeing behind me
00:43 this downstream that's basically what a lot of the downtown area
00:46 that looks like a lot of uprooting trees. I want that
00:49 downed power lines as well as some of flooding in some
00:52 areas as well I don't know we've gotten to the video
00:54 yet but there was an old house that pretty much are
00:57 brick building that was. Crumbled I'm told that -- Don't let
01:01 did not build and it was a -- and it was
01:03 the old City Hall. There have been a couple of homes
01:06 -- you can see the trees basically snapped off. And right
01:10 on top of the groups a lot of shingles but again
01:13 as we mention no reports of injuries I spoke to one
01:16 woman who said as far as she knows this is that.
01:18 Most of the damage that this town has seen she was
01:21 getting ready to check up on top hundred in two year
01:23 old man who was living by himself and I was inside
01:25 his home. At the time of the storm. I was so
01:28 there's also a lot of hail in the area and we
01:31 did get a second round. Pouring rain just a couple about
01:37 twenty minutes ago and after that first round and came through.
01:42 I'm also told that as far as the school knows that
01:45 kids are at home and they are -- so there's no
01:48 need to worry there as well. We did talk to a
01:51 couple people just about the storm damage and we're gonna happen.
01:54 More of that coming up on six but again that's the
01:57 latest from here things are looking com right now we have
01:59 people. Going back and forth into the downtown area but again
02:02 there are still some blocked off roads last time we --
02:05 -- that a lot more it's expect you back.
Loudon County dispatchers reported there are several trees and power lines down in the Philadelphia area of the county, mostly in the downtown area.
They have no reports yet of any significant structural damage, though one abandoned building that residents said used to be the old city hall looked like it was damaged by falling trees. There were several reports of trees falling on roofs, and some minor flooding.
There are no reported injuries at this time.
Philadelphia Elementary School was on lockdown for a short time while the storm was moving through, but that has since been lifted and the kids got safely home.
Most of the roads in Philadelphia are blocked off surrounding this old house. (Photo: Heidi Wigdahl / WBIR)