Strong storms hit Jellico, damage buildings

Strong storms rolled through the Campbell County town of Jellico early Monday evening, damaging multiple properties.

Dispatchers said in comparison to surrounding communities, the Jellico area received the brunt of the storms.

In downtown Jellico, a storage facility crumbled into the street after being hit by strong winds. A woman was driving by the building when debris fell onto her car.

According to dispatchers, no one was seriously injured.

"I didn't even know she was under there; it was a miracle," said witness Steven Spears.

The county also received storm damage reports in the nearby communities of Newcomb, Indian Mountain and Wooldridge.

In Wooldridge, one home was shifted off its foundation. Others sustained roof and porch damage.


To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the
Conversation Guidelines and FAQs

Leave a Comment